The University of Western Australia: UCAT and Course Information (2021 Update)

In this article, we give you the run-down on the University of Western Australia courses that require UCAT. (We recently updated our article to ensure that you're always receiving the right information!)

In this article, we’re going to give you an overview of The University of Western Australia and the medicine courses it offers that require UCAT for admission.

 

An Overview of the University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) was established in 1911 and has three campuses:

 

Currently, there are over 22,000 students at the main campus in Perth.

Students are able to live on and off-campus with the range of accommodation options available. The options are both affordable and accessible.

The university provides students with industry mentoring, placements for credit and not for credit as well as innovative course structures.

There is also exciting student life; with opportunities to get involved in a range of activities and a vibrant cultural precinct.

Rankings

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University of Western Australia Medical Courses Offered that require UCAT

The University offers Doctor of Medicine (Direct Pathway) and Doctor of Dental Medicine (Direct Pathway).

The following table outlines the courses offered, its specifics, and entry requirements such as ATAR or UCAT scores:

Medical CoursesCourse Code (TISC)Entry RequirementsLength of courseCampus taught
Doctor of MedicineThe course depends upon what bachelor’s degree you choose to do before going into the program.

eg. Direct Pathway to Medicine via BPhil

ATAR:

  • The minimum ATAR required to secure a place in this degree at the university is 99.
  • The minimum ATAR required for Rural applicants is 96.

IB:

The minimum IB score required is 35-36, depending on Maths Bonus.

Prerequisites:

The degree doesn’t have prerequisites but it has a number of subjects which are recommended. These include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Maths Applications

Entry Requirements:

Applicants will be shortlisted based upon their UCAT score, predicted/actual ATAR, and interview score.

Upon accepting the Direct Pathway entry, you must complete your first Bachelors with a minimum GPA of 5.5, before proceeding to your Doctors of Medicine.

Interview Criteria and structure:

Students are shortlisted for an interview based on their UCAT score and their predicted/actual ATAR.

  • Criteria: There are 7 criteria used for the interviews every year. The 3 constant criteria are:
    • Communication skills
    • Explaining Skills
    • Motivation/Commitment to a career in Dentistry
  • The interview will test the applicant’s ability to respond to problem and measure communication skills. It doesn’t aim to test applicant’s specific Medical knowledge
  • Structure: The interview process is around 2.5 hours. The interview will be in the form of Multiple Mini Interviews consisting of 8 stations with each station being 11 minutes long (3 minute preparation, 8 minute response time). 5 stations will consist of questions based on scenarios presented in the 3 minute preparation time. The other 3 stations are allocated for Explaining Skill Exercise, Explaining Skills Preparation, and a rest station.

Other options to entry:

As this is a direct pathway, minimum requirements must be met to get offered a place.

Degree facts:

  •  28.5% of the places are Bonded Medical Places.
  • Approximately, 145 places will be offered through the Assured Pathway with 30% of these offers being rural applicants.
Generally 6-7 years:

3 year Bachelor degree:

Bachelors Degree in Arts, Science, Biomedical Science, or Commerce

OR

4 Year Bachelor Degree: Bachelors of Philosophy (Honours)

AND

Doctor of Medicine (3 years for students with direct pathways)

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Doctor of Dental Medicine ATAR:

  • The minimum ATAR required to secure a place in this degree at the university is 99.
  • The minimum ATAR required for Rural applicants is 96.

IB:

The minimum IB score required is 35-36, depending on Maths Bonus.

Prerequisites:

The degree doesn’t have prerequisites but it has a number of subjects which are recommended. These include:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Entry Requirements:

There are a number of entry requirements students need to fulfill to gain entry into this course. These include:

  • Satisfactory completion of the Spatial Awareness Test
  • Eyesight requirements
  • High UCAT Score
  • Minimum academic requirements
  • High interview score

Upon accepting the Direct Pathway entry, you must complete your Bachelors with a minimum GPA of 5.5, before proceeding to your Doctor of Dental Medicine

Interview Criteria and structure:

The interview criteria is the same as the criteria for the Medicine interview. If you have been shortlisted for both programs, you will give an interview for the program which you placed higher on the preference list.

  • Criteria: There are 7 criteria used for the interviews every year. The 3 constant criteria are:
    • Communication skills
    • Explaining Skills
    • Motivation/Commitment to a career in Dentistry
  • The interview will test the applicant’s ability to respond to problem and measure communication skills. It doesn’t aim to test applicant’s specific dental knowledge
  • Structure: The interview process is around 3.5 hours. The interview will be in the form of Multiple Mini Interviews consisting of 8 stations with each station being 11 minutes long.The interview will be in the form of Multiple Mini Interviews consisting of 8 stations with each station being 11 minutes long (3 minute preparation, 8 minute response time). 5 stations will consist of questions based on scenarios presented in the 3 minute preparation time. The other 3 stations are allocated for Explaining Skill Exercise, Explaining Skills Preparation, and a rest station.
  • After the stations, applicants will have to complete a Spatial Awareness Test.

Other options to entry:

As this is a direct pathway, minimum requirements must be met to get offered a place.

Degree facts:

  • 28.5% of the places are Bonded Medical Places.
  • Approximately, 36 places will be offered for the Assured Pathway into the DMD program- 10% of these will be for rural applicants.
Generally 6-7 years:

3 year Bachelor degree:

Bachelors Degree in Arts, Science, Biomedical Science, or Commerce

OR

4 Year Bachelor Degree: Bachelors of Philosophy (Honours), or any Honours degree

AND

Doctor of Dental Medicine (3 years for students with direct pathways)

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