Graduate Diploma in Surgery
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
The Graduate Diploma in Surgery at Sydney Medical School aims to provide you with an understanding of the principles of applying the best available research evidence to patient care and the skills required for clinical research. It is designed to complement the practical experience you obtain through the hospital based training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
The Graduate Diploma in Surgery is embedded within the Master of Surgery. The master's degrees builds on concepts learned during the graduate diploma and provides additional training in research methodology. You may choose to complete the graduate diploma or use it as a pathway into the master’s degree in this discipline.
Units of study
For full information on Units of Study available in this course, please visit the Sydney Courses website
Full units of study list
- BETH5000 - Critical Concepts in Bioethics
- BETH5101 - Introduction to Ethical Reasoning
- BETH5102 - Philosophy of Medicine
- BETH5103 - Biomedicine and Society
- BETH5104 - Bioethics,Law and Society
- BETH5201 - Ethics and Biotech: Genes and Stem Cells
- BETH5202 - Human and Animal Research Ethics
- BETH5203 - Ethics and Public Health
- CEPI5102 - Literature Searching
- CEPI5203 - Introduction to Systematic Reviews
- CEPI5306 - Clinical Practice Guidelines
- CEPI5308 - Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement
- CEPI5310 - Advanced Statistical Modelling
- PATH5000 - Surgical Pathology
- PUBH5010 - Epidemiology Methods and Uses
- PUBH5018 - Introductory Biostatistics
- PUBH5019 - Cancer Prevention and Control
- PUBH5020 - Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
- PUBH5205 - Decision Analysis
- PUBH5206 - Controlled Trials
- PUBH5211 - Multiple Regression and Stats Computing
- PUBH5212 - Categorical Data Analysis
- PUBH5213 - Survival Analysis
- SURG5001 - Devel & Meas of Surgical Hlth Outcomes 1
- SURG5003 - Devel & Meas of Surgical Hlth Outcomes 2
- SURG5011 - Imaging Surgical Patients
- SURG5012 - Surgical Metabolism
- SURG5013 - Safety in Surgery
- SURG5015 - Surgical Anatomy: Based on Prosection
- SURG5016 - Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
- SURG5020 - Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy
- SURG5021 - Transplantation Immunobiology
- SURG5022 - Principles & Practice of Transplantation
Further course information
The Graduate Diploma in Surgery consists of 36 credit points (cp), including 6cp of core units and 30cp of elective units of study. You will undertake a core unit of study in biostatistics. All students complete 30cp of elective units of study chosen from the list of elective units offered by the school.
The knowledge that graduates develop through this course will complement the practical experience they obtain as advanced trainee in surgery at teaching hospitals through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (or equivalent) training program. This course is not a qualification to practice surgery. Graduates of the Master of Surgery by coursework will understand the principles of applying the best available research evidence to patient care.
A successful applicant for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Surgery will:
(a) a Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; and
(b) a traineeship with the relevant surgical training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent qualification;
employment as a resident medical officer in an Australian public hospital, satisfactory interview, satisfactory references and approval by Head of Discipline
a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
How to apply
How to apply
Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply (a) directly to the University, or (b) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount
Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Surgery.
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount
Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma in Surgery.
Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
This 2013, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2012 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents
Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.
International tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2013, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental fees and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.
In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.