Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

TISC codes for medicine and dentistry domestic Direct Pathways

 

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All domestic school leaver applicants to the Direct Pathways to medicine, dentistry, podiatric medicine and pharmacy must apply via the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC).

TISC applications are currently open and will close 29September 2017 for medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.  TISC applications for podiatric medicine will close in line with general TISC deadlines.

Undergraduate courses available

Successful applicants to a Direct Pathway for medicine, dentistry, podiatric medicine or pharmacy will complete a Bachelor degree at UWA before undertaking the professional course. Applicants can choose to study any of the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Arts [BA]
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science [BBiomedSc]
  • Bachelor of Commerce [BCom]
  • Bachelor of Science [BSc]
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) [BPhil] - additional selection criteria apply

All degrees are of three years duration except for the BPhil (Hons) which is a four year degree.  For further information on the degrees, please visit the future students website.

There is no preferred course so applicants can undertake any of the above courses.  Applicants will be given advice prior to enrolment regarding recommended units of study.

TISC Codes:

The TISC course codes for the Direct Pathways to medicine, dentistry, podiatric medicine and pharmacy are as follows: 

Direct Pathway - Medicine (unbonded):

  • UWMDP - for applicants wishing to undertake the BPhil prior to the MD
  • UWMDA - for applicants wishing to undertake the BA prior to the MD
  • UWMDB - for applicants wishing to undertake the BBiomedSc prior to the MD
  • UWMDC - for applicants wishing to undertake the BCom prior to the MD
  • UWMDS - for applicants wishing to undertake the BSc prior to the MD

 

Direct Pathway - Medicine (Bonded)*:

*NB: 28.5% of all domestic medicine places are Bonded Medical Places (BMPs), therefore applicants are strongly encouraged to consider including a preference for bonded medicine.  If you are unsure about whether to apply for a BMP you should list it as a preference because you can remove the preference at anytime, but you will not be able to add the preference after 29 September 2017.  There are no bonded places for dentistry, podiatric medicine or pharmacy.  Further information relating to bonded medical places can be found here.

 

Direct Pathway - Dentistry:

  • UWDMP - for applicants wishing to undertake the BPhil prior to the DMD
  • UWDMA - for applicants wishing to undertake the BA prior to the DMD
  • UWDMB - for applicants wishing to undertake the BBiomedSc prior to the DMD
  • UWDMC - for applicants wishing to undertake the BCom prior to the DMD
  • UWDMS - for applicants wishing to undertake the BSc prior to the DMD

 

Direct Pathway - Podiatric Medicine:

  • UWPMP - for applicants wishing to undertake the BPhil prior to the DPM
  • UWPMA - for applicants wishing to undertake the BA prior to the DPM
  • UWPMB - for applicants wishing to undertake the BBiomedSc prior to the DPM
  • UWPMC - for applicants wishing to undertake the BCom prior to the DPM
  • UWPMS - for applicants wishing to undertake the BSc prior to the DPM

 

Direct Pathway - Pharmacy:

  • UWPHP - for applicants wishing to undertake the BPhil prior to the MPHARM
  • UWPHA - for applicants wishing to undertake the BA prior to the MPHARM
  • UWPHI - for applicants wishing to undertake the BBiomedSc prior to the MPHARM
  • UWPHC - for applicants wishing to undertake the BCom prior to the MPHARM
  • UWPHS - for applicants wishing to undertake the BSc prior to the MPHARM

Note regarding TISC preferences for Direct Pathway applicants

Applicants are able to list 6 courses on their TISC application form.  Due to the competitive nature of the Direct Pathways to medicine, dentistry, podiatric medicine and pharmacy, it is recommended that you do not use all 6 of your TISC preferences on these courses so that you can have a "Plan B", in case you are not successful in obtaining a place in one of the Direct Pathways. 

In particular, there is no advantage to listing a professional course with each of the corresponding undergraduate bachelor degrees.  You only need to list one undergraduate course option (or two if you also wish to apply for Bachelor of Philosophy).  For example, if applying for a Direct Pathway to dentistry, you only need to pick one code out of: UWDMA, UWDMB, UWDMC and UWDMS.  Then also select UWDMP if you are also interested in the Bachelor of Philosophy.  You will not increase your chances of selection by listing all of the standard undergraduate courses, so only select the one that most interests you.  If applying for medicine, remember to consider selecting both the bonded and unbonded versions of the undergraduate course you wish to study.  If you wish to apply for all four Direct Pathways, you will need to include at least one TISC code for each Direct Pathway.

Contact us if you would like any further guidance or support in relation to TISC preferences.