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UCAT

“The world doesn’t need more smart doctors, it needs more warm and wise doctors.”

– Abhijit Naskar

What is the UCAT?

The Universal Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is an admissions test used by many universities in Australia to select students into health-related careers such as medicine and dentistry. Although the same exam has been used in the UK since 2006, it was first introduced in Australia in 2019 to replace UMAT as Australia’s medicine entry exam.

The UCAT is a 2-hour, computer-based exam which tests for skills and concepts, rather than knowledge and content. It tests various cognitive and non-cognitive abilities which are considered to be desirable in health professionals, such as lateral thinking, logical reasoning, problem solving, decision making, and situational judgement.

The exam is comprised of 4 cognitive subtests and 1 non-cognitive subtest, totaling 233 questions to be completed in a very short time-frame. For most universities, the UCAT is weighed as highly, or even higher, than your total HSC marks – so this exam is a vital step for entering into medicine or dentistry.

What we Offer

Beyond Tutoring is the only local tutoring centre to offer a fully-developed UCAT course!

12 Week Program

Our 12-week program is designed to provide students with everything they need to ace the UCAT, covering all 5 sections of Australia's undergraduate medicine admissions test. Through the classes, students will learn the necessary skills and techniques required to improve in each individual section, while also improving in timing and exam-management technique.

Individualised Support and Study Plans

Our small groups of maximum eight students facilitate for constant class discussion, thus allowing the flow and exchange of ideas within class. Our UCAT tutors are available to students for help and advice regarding the exam, enrolment process, or any other support. We also offer our students access to FREE university application help and medicine interview training

Course Structure

Section 1

Two classes which will help students develop the ability to:

  1. Critically analyse and understand written texts.
  2. Apply logical reasoning to link information together.
  3. Improve speed reading skills.

Section 2

Two classes which will help students develop the ability to:

  1. Apply deductive reasoning to solve puzzles, riddles, and arguments.
  2. Use probabilistic reasoning and venn diagrams to answer questions.
  3. Get faster at applying logic and answering questions.

Section 3

Two classes which will help students develop the ability to:

  1. Improve basic mathematical skills involving rates, time, speed, percentages and proportions.
  2. Improve mental maths, in order to answer questions quicker.

Section 4

Two classes which will help students develop the ability to:

  1. Analyse sets of images and identify patterns which appear in the UCAT.
  2. Identify triggers to recognise common patterns.
  3. Improve speed in solving questions.

Section 5

One class which will help students develop the ability to:

Apply principles of medical ethics to relevant scenarios, and identify importance and appropriateness of consequent actions.

Revision

One revision class which will help students solidify key concepts taught in Weeks 1-9.

Mock Test

Full length mock UCAT exam, which will help students identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Revision

One revision class which will help students solidify key concepts taught in Weeks 1-9.

Key Dates for the UCAT in 2020

  • 2nd March 2020

    Enrolments open

  • 11 May 2020 at 11:59PM AEST

    Enrolments closes

  • 18 May 2020 at 11:59pm AEST

    Late booking deadline

  • 1 July 2020

    Testing Begins

  • 31 July 2020

    Testing Ends

  • Early September 2020

    Results Delivered to Universities

  • October to December 2020

    Medicine Offers Released (Varies by universities)

Interested in our UCAT course?

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