Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

*Note that this course is not available for enrollment in 2014 and 2015 or until further notice.
The Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) is ideally suited to graduates in medicine seeking a career in reproductive science and medicine, laboratory science, public health or genetic counselling, as well as professionals already working in these disciplines who are seeking to gain a deeper insight into the rapidly expanding disciplines of reproductive health sciences, reproductive medicine and human. Areas of study include reproductive physiology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and pathology.

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan

Students complete coursework and clinical or laboratory assignments equivalent to 48 credit points (cp) to qualify for the award of the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics), comprising 44cp of core units and 4cp of elective units of study. The coursework and clinical or laboratory assignments are undertaken over two years part-time. You will attend lectures and tutorials and undertake field visits to laboratory and clinical areas. Lectures and tutorials are held on two evenings per week and some Saturdays. Assessment is by written examination, oral presentations, written assignments and placement reports. This course will be completed part-time over two years.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The course aims to improve students' knowledge of recent developments in reproductive health sciences, reproductive medicine and human genetics and to help them to acquire new skills for clinical practice, further their education in research methodology and in critical appraisal of relevant literature. This course prepares students for higher level managerial roles and provides research training to undertake a doctoral degree.

Further study

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of Surgery (by research) offered by Sydney Medical School. A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study; and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology.

Sydney Medical School is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine.
It provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Sydney Medical School's research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the Commonwealth and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Other study options

Sydney Medical School offers a wide range of short professional development courses for health professionals through its clinical schools, disciplines and associated research institutes.

Many of the courses offered are pre-accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME) points, and other courses may be awarded CME points on request to your relevant association or professional body. For further information and a list of courses available please see the Sydney Medical School website


Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) will hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

This course is not being offered to new students in 2014 and 2015

International students

How to apply

This course is not being offered to new students in 2014 and 2015

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2015, 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 2014 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.