Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)

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

For more information, please visit the Sydney Medical School website.


With its unique, flexible educational model, the Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) affords busy clinicians the opportunity to extend and update their knowledge in a number of specialist areas. The Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) is delivered online allowing integration of your studies with your professional and personal life.

The course provides you with the latest practical and theoretical knowledge of paediatric medicine. Practical topics taught in this course are delivered in a case-based interactive online format by expert clinicians. The course comprises units of study focusing on recent advances and controversial or novel topics. Each unit consists of a combination of case-based interactive clinical scenarios, weekly discussion forums and self-directed learning. Complementing the online delivery, active discussion among students and course conveners is the key to the learning process in this course.

Paediatric units shown in the following list of Units of Study relate to the upcoming semester only. Additional units of study will be available in subsequent semesters. Please see the latest version of the Sydney Medical School handbook.

Course outline

Unit of Study information on faculty page

Study plan


The Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) is offered in the form of online distance education. You will complete a total of 48 credit points to be awarded the degree. The course comprises eight units of study, at least four of which are paediatric units. The school has a list of elective units that you may undertake. Other units of study, including those offered by other faculties, require the approval of both the paediatric medicine course coordinator and the unit of study coordinator.

You may enter the Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) in semester 1 or 2. Enrolled students are provided with a user name and password that allows them to access a protected course website. The website provides the interactive platform for both the clinical scenarios and the facilitated discussion forums. Assessment is by performance and participation in discussion forums and by written assignment.

Embedded courses

Further course information

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The course is designed to provide qualified clinicians with advanced knowledge and up-to-date skills in paediatrics. The course is developed by clinical leaders in each discipline and the curriculum reflects many key aspects of trainee specialist knowledge.

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 http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/future-students/courses/short-courses.php

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine) will hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Doctor of Medicine or equivalent qualification.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants may apply (i) directly to the University, or (ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine).

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine).

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, 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 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.

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 students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are 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

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.