About University

Deakin University Medical School is Victoria’s first rural and regional medical school and has a mission to train work-ready graduates to help reduce the chronic shortage of doctors in rural and regional Australia.

As a Deakin medical student, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the practice of medicine, with an emphasis on the early development of clinical, communication and procedural skills; diagnosis and management of chronic diseases; professionalism and work readiness; and multidisciplinary teamwork.

Four Themes of the Deakin MD

Deakin’s Doctor of Medical has four key themes that support the program’s curriculum and focus:

  • Knowledge of Health and Illness – the biological and behavioural sciences underpinning the practice of medicine
  • Doctor, Patient, and Communication – the clinical skills required to practice medicine
  • Public Health Medicine – a broad theme which includes biostatistics and epidemiology, population and public health, health systems and the effect of culture on health, particularly Indigenous health
  • Ethics, Law, and Professional Development – the ethical, professional and legal basis of medical practice

Why Study Here?

Bond’s personalized approach to education combined with its uncompromising focus on industry relevance sets Bond University apart from every other Australian university. As a Bond student, you will thrive in smaller study groups where eminent professors and industry-experienced lecturers know you by name.

Bond also runs three full semesters a year, with intakes in January, May, and September. This means you can complete a standard bachelor’s degree in just two years. It also means you will be out in the workforce up to a year ahead of the rest, earning sooner.

Canadians often say that one of the best things about studying at Bond is social life. With a much smaller student population than other universities, it’s easy to meet others from Australia and around the world!

Some popular Bond University programs for Canadian students include lawphysiotherapy, and occupational therapy.

Location Details

Bond University is set on a 66-hectare campus at Robina on Queensland’s Gold Coast, a multicultural, vibrant place to live. Gold Coast City has been identified as one of the most desirable places in the world to live ranked on political, social, economic and environmental factors as well as personal safety and health.

The Gold Coast has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The most popular of the Coast’s 21 beaches are a haven for surfers and fishermen and include perfect swimming beaches with volleyball, surfing, picnic and barbecue areas, trendy beach markets, bike tracks, children’s playgrounds, and whale-watching headlands.


Can you say sunny? The Gold Coast has more than 300 days of sunshine per year! Average temperatures in summer range from 20°C to 28°C and in the winter, the average temperature range is from 11°C to 21°C.


University Location Townsville or Cairns, Queensland
Address 1 James Cook Drive, Douglas QLD 4814, Australia
Main Campus Townsville
City Population 190,000
Student Population 22,000
Int’l Student Population 1,800
Semester 1 Start February
Semester 2 Start July

Available Programs

Bachelor of Laws

Master of Public Health

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Nursing Science

Bachelor of Occupationl Therapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

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