Postgraduate coursework relevant to cancer

The course information displayed is applicable to currently available degrees and courses and is updated annually in October. This information is indicative only. Please refer to handbooks for further course information.

Sydney Medical School

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Undertaken once students have already completed another bachelor degree, the Sydney Medical Program prepares students for a career in Medicine.
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Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity)
This program will explore infectious microorganisms and their pathogenesis, immunology and the immune responses to infection, and the epidemiology and control of infectious diseases.
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Master of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)
The aim of these programs is to provide advanced education in pain management for graduates in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, psychology and other disciplines involved in pain management.
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Master of Medicine (Pain Management)
The Pain Management program provides advanced education in pain management for graduates in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, psychology and other disciplines involved in pain management.
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Graduate Diploma of Science in Medicine (Pain Management)
The Pain Management program provides advanced education in pain management for graduates in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, psychology and other disciplines involved in pain management.
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Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Pain Management)
The Pain Management program provides advanced education in pain management for graduates in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physiotherapy, psychology and other disciplines involved in pain management.
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Graduate Certificate in Pain Management
The aim of these programs is to provide advanced education in pain management.
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Master of Public Health
The program provides the opportunity to develop skills and acquire knowledge essential for the effective practice of public health.
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Graduate Diploma in Public Health
The program provides the opportunity to develop skills and acquire knowledge essential for the effective practice of public health.
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Master of International Public Health
The MIPH aims to give students the basic professional training to work productively with international aid organisations and health departments in developing countries.
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Graduate Diploma in International Public Health
The program aims to give students the basic professional training to work productively with international aid organisations and health departments in developing countries.
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Master of Health Communication
Health Communication combines the media expertise of the Media and Communications Department and the public health resources of School of Public Health to provide the most comprehensive and specialised course in health communication in Australia.
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Graduate Diploma in Health Communication
Health Communication combines the media expertise of the Media and Communications Department and the public health resources of School of Public Health to provide the most comprehensive and specialised course in health communication in Australia.
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Graduate Certificate in Health Communication
Health Communication combines the media expertise of the Media and Communications Department and the public health resources of School of Public Health to provide the most comprehensive and specialised course in health communication in Australia.
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Master of Health Policy
This new program at the University of Sydney provides the opportunity to develop skills, acquire the knowledge and extend professional approaches in the analysis, development and implementation of health policies in Australia. Graduates should be able to analyse the environment in which health policy develops, critically analyse existing health policies, assemble information in support of policy change or revision, identify features supporting and resisting policy changes, prepare a new policy proposal, and present arguments in support of the proposed change or new policy.
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Graduate Diploma in Health Policy
This new program at the University of Sydney provides the opportunity to develop skills, acquire the knowledge and extend professional approaches in the analysis, development and implementation of health policies in Australia.
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Graduate Certificate in Health Policy
The Graduate Certificate in Health Policy offers a critical perspective on how our health care system operates.
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Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
The Master of Indigenous Health (Substance Use) program aims to build the clinical, public health and academic capacity of Indigenous alcohol, tobacco and other drug workers to work in the prevention and treatment of harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug disorders in the Indigenous community.
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Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
The Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health (Substance Use) program aims to build the clinical, public health and academic capacity of Indigenous alcohol, tobacco and other drug workers to work in the prevention and treatment of harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug disorders in the Indigenous community.
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Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health (Substance Use)
The Graduate Certificate in Indigenous Health (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) program aims to build the clinical, public health and academic capacity of Indigenous alcohol, tobacco and other drug workers to work in the prevention and treatment of harm associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drug disorders in the Indigenous community.
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Faculty of Science

Master of Nuclear Medicine
Harness radionuclides to diagnose and treat disease. Nuclear medicine technologists use radionuclides and advanced medical imaging techniques to aid the diagnosis of common human diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Responsibilities include patient care, radiopharmaceutical administration and critical analysis of images and data.
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Master of Radiation Therapy
High-tech solutions in cancer treatment. A radiation therapist is responsible for the accurate planning, calculation and delivery of high-energy radiation to cure or relieve the symptoms of cancer.
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Master of Medical Physics
The Master of Medical Physics (MMedPhys) is an entry level qualification that trainee medical physicists have as physical scientists who apply their knowledge and training in many different areas of medicine including the treatment of cancer, medical imaging, physiological monitoring and medical electronics.
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Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics
The Graduate Diploma in Medical Physics (GradDipMedPhys) is an entry level qualification that trainee medical physicists have as physical scientists who apply their knowledge and training in many different areas of medicine including the treatment of cancer, medical imaging, physiological monitoring and medical electronics.
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Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences)
This program aims to advance the knowledge, skills, and attributes of medical radiation professionals in their field of specialisation, and to broaden their exposure to the wider field of health sciences.
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Master of Applied Science
The generic research degree is offered to candidates from a wide range of disciplines and training to pursue their research interest in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Students should refer to the Faculty website to identify appropriate supervisors. Coursework may be required where this is considered necessary for the development of the thesis. Admission criteria for this program may differ depending upon the area of study.
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Graduate Diploma in Applied Science
The Graduate Diploma in Applied Science is part of an articulated coursework program available over a number of different subject areas offered by the Faculty, or in the following subject areas Bioinformatics, Environmental Science, Health Psychology, Microscopy and Microanalysis, Molecular Biotechnology, Psychology of Coaching, Spatial Information Science and Wildlife Health and Population Management.
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Graduate Certificate in Applied Science
The Graduate Certificate in Applied Science is part of an articulated coursework program available over a number of different subject areas offered by the Faculty, or in the following subject areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Psychology
  • Microscopy and Microanalysis
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Psychology of Coaching
  • Spatial Information Science
  • Wildlife Health and Population Management

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Master of Applied Science (Health Psychology)
Health psychology is the field of psychology devoted to the study of the promotion and maintenance of health; the causes and detection of illness; the prevention and treatment of illness; and the improvement of health care systems and health care policy.
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Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Health Psychology)
Health psychology is the field of psychology devoted to the study of the promotion and maintenance of health; the causes and detection of illness; the prevention and treatment of illness; and the improvement of health care systems and health care policy.
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Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Health Psychology)
Health psychology is the field of psychology devoted to the study of the promotion and maintenance of health; the causes and detection of illness; the prevention and treatment of illness; and the improvement of health care systems and health care policy.
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Master of Biostatistics
This course provides advanced biostatistical training for a diverse range of students by distance learning, to the level required for employment as a professional biostatistician.
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Graduate Diploma in Biostatistics
This course provides advanced biostatistical training for a diverse range of students by distance learning, to the level required for employment as a professional biostatistician.
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Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics
This course provides advanced biostatistical training for a diverse range of students by distance learning.
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Master of Bioethics
Bioethics is an inherently interdisciplinary field located at the intersections of ethics, policy, and the biomedical sciences. The Master of Bioethics degree provides opportunity for in-depth learning in an area of special interest and research experience necessary for further postgraduate study.
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Master of Bioethics (Honours)
Bioethics is an inherently interdisciplinary field located at the intersections of ethics, policy, and the biomedical sciences. The Master of Bioethics (Honours) degree provides opportunity for in-depth learning in an area of special interest and research experience necessary for further postgraduate study.
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Graduate Diploma in Bioethics
Bioethics is an inherently interdisciplinary field located at the intersections of ethics, policy, and the biomedical sciences. This course is designed to meet the widely recognised growing need for ethics education for scientists, researchers, and professionals working in medicine, nursing, public health, health law, health policy and administration, public policy, and science communication.
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Graduate Certificate in Bioethics
Bioethics is an inherently interdisciplinary field located at the intersections of ethics, policy, and the biomedical sciences.
This course is designed to meet the widely recognised growing need for ethics education for scientists, researchers, and professionals working in medicine, nursing, public health, health law, health policy and administration, public policy, and science communication.
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Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology)
Bioethics is an inherently interdisciplinary field located at the intersections of ethics, policy, and the biomedical sciences.
The Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Biotechnology) is specifically designed to provide ethical training for those working in the fields of, or those concerned with recent developments in, genetics and stem cell research.
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Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics)
Bioethics is an inherently interdisciplinary field located at the intersections of ethics, policy, and the biomedical sciences.
The Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (Clinical Ethics) is designed to provide training in ethics and associated issues for those engaged in clinical practice in a range of health professions.
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Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery

Master of Cancer Nursing
This course provides specialist education for nurses who work in all areas of cancer care.
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Master of Cancer Nursing (Honours)
The program specifically explores opportunities to progress the development of clinical cancer practice, build the profile of nurses in cancer care, and meet the growing demands for advanced practitioners. The beginning units provide foundation specialist skills and knowledge in cancer biology, treatments and care. Subsequent units provide opportunities for sub-specialisation in specific areas.
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Graduate Diploma in Cancer Nursing
The program focuses on all aspect in the prevention and management of cancer, future treatment trends and explores the impact of this disease on the individual, family and community.
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Graduate Certificate in Cancer Nursing
This course is a beginning postgraduate course that focuses on the field of cancer nursing.
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Graduate Certificate in Dying, Death and Palliative Care
The course is designed to meet the demands of health and human service professionals working with life threatening illness, dying, death, hospice and palliative care and to strengthen the capacity of health and human services to provide holistic care.
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Master of Gerontic Nursing
This course extends specialty knowledge of nurses in the area of aged care/gerontic nursing and provides the opportunity to undertake project work or research at a later date.
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Graduate Diploma in Gerontic Nursing
This course extends specialty knowledge of nurses in the area of aged care/gerontic nursing and provides the opportunity to undertake project work or research at a later date.
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Doctor of Health Services Management
This degree focuses on managerial issues in the health services area through critical review and the application of theories and research. Students continue to work in their chosen field while undertaking a major research project.
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Master of Health Services Management (Honours)
72 credit points including a 24 credit point dissertation. Students may apply for the honours stream at the end of the first semester of the Masters degree
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Master of Health Services Management
This course is designed for people working in health care who wish to expand their knowledge of health care management and policy.
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Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management
This course will provide students with a comprehensive education in managing health care services and organisations.
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Graduate Certificate in Health Services Management
This is a beginning postgraduate course for students who may not have a previous degree but who are working in the field of health services management and for those who wish to study for a short period of time only.
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Faculty of Pharmacy

Master of Pharmacy
Leads to registration as a pharmacist.
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Master of Herbal Medicine (Honours)
Honours component to the Master of Herbal Medicines
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Master of Herbal Medicines
Study of Chinese Herbal Medicines
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Graduate Diploma in Herbal Medicines
Study of Chinese herbal Medicines
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Faculty of Health Sciences

Master of Diagnostic Radiography
A critical diagnostic link. Diagnostic radiographers use various technologies to translate doctors' requests into images that can help provide an accurate diagnosis.
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Master of Health Science (Sexual Health)
This program provides an internationally relevant, multidisciplinary learning experience in human sexuality and sexual health.
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Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Sexual Health)
The graduate diploma allows students to obtain a core competency base, and to develop more advanced skills in areas of particular interest.
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Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Sexual Health)
The graduate program in Sexual Health provides flexible pathways for professionals to extend their expertise in this specialised area.
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Master of Exercise Physiology
Deliver exercise strategies for the prevention and management of chronic disease. Currently, non-communicable chronic disease is responsible for about 70 per cent of illness experienced by the Australian population. This proportion is expected to increase to almost 80 per cent by 2020.
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Master of Health Sciences
This flexible post-graduate program aims to equip health care professionals with the knowledge, understanding and expertise to succeed in the contemporary health care sector.
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Graduate Certificate in Health Sciences
The Graduate Certificate of Health Sciences allows students who have a background in the health professions (and/or other relevant disciplines or equivalent professional qualifications and work experience) to develop discipline or cross-discipline based knowledge and research skills.
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Master of Health Informatics
Health Informatics in demand. The use of information technology to improve outcomes for patients and efficiencies for health professionals is increasing at a rapid rate. The availability of trained health informatics specialists to support this new way of working has not kept pace with strong demand and there is a massive worldwide shortage.
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Master of Health Science (Education)
Health science education refers to the theory and practice of teaching and learning undertaken by health professionals in a variety of contexts, including undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and clinical education, staff development and continuing professional education, and patient and community health education.
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Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Education)
The graduate diploma is relevant for professionals who design, teach, supervise, assess or manage education programs for students, new graduates, service providers and patient educators in medicine, nursing, allied health professions and other health workers. Students who successfully complete the graduate diploma are eligible for full credit for their study and can articulate to the master's course.
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Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Education)
This program is relevant for you if you design, teach, supervise, assess or manage education programs for students, new graduates, service providers and patient educators in medicine, nursing, allied health professions and other health workers.
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Master of Health Science (Clinical Data Management)
This program is designed to provide health professionals with knowledge and skills in the management of clinical data used in clinical trials and other projects.
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Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Clinical Data Management)
This course is designed to provide health professionals with a working knowledge of the management of clinical data used in clinical trials and other projects.
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Faculty of Law

Master of Health Law
Sydney Law School offers one of the nations leading postgraduate programs in health and medical law. The Master of Health Law (MHL) is a flexible, specialist postgraduate qualification in health law providing wide-ranging interdisciplinary coverage of contemporary legal and social issues in health care.
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Graduate Diploma in Health Law
Sydney Law School offers one of Australia's leading postgraduate programs in health and medical law. The program is of particular relevance to lawyers with a health or professional liability practice, hospital and other health organisation administrators, doctors, nurses and other eligible health professionals.
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Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law
The Graduate Diploma in Public Health Law (GradDipPubHL) provides a specialist postgraduate qualification focusing on laws and legal strategies for protecting and promoting public health.
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Faculty of IT and Engineering

Master of Information Technology (Health Informatics)
This program is designed to provide a core body of knowledge in information technology, supplemented by a range of options drawn from many different IT-related disciplines. The combination of core subjects and electives provides an excellent retraining opportunity. Students will obtain breadth and depth in their knowledge of the IT industry, and be able to focus on a specialisation within the broad span of the industry.
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