Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics

Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)

Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)



Double degree programs for International students:

Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) and Master of Philosophy

Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) and Master of Philosophy

 

  Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) and Master of Philosophy Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) and Master of Philosophy
Course code KC077 or MAMERHHG2000 KC078 or MASMRHHG2000 KC085 or MAMRGPHL1000 for international students (KC077 or MAMERHHG2000 plus KC083 or RMPHLMED1000 for domestic students) KC086 or MASMRPHL1000 for international students (KC078 or MASMRHHG2000 plus KC083 or RMPHLMED1000 for domestic students)
CRICOS code N/A N/A 066134G 066135F
Degree Abbreviation MMed(RH&HG) MScMed(RH&HG) MMed(RH&HG)/MPhil MScMed(RH&HG)/MPhil
Credit points required to complete 48 48 48 + research thesis (48crp) 48 + research thesis (48crp)
Time to complete full-time Not available Not available 2 years 2 years
Time to complete part-time  2 - 6 years  2 - 6 years as per individual courses as per individual courses

Overview

The main aim of the program is to provide up-to-date knowledge of the clinical and laboratory science and technological developments in reproduction and human genetics.

Areas of study include reproductive physiology, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology and pathology. The course 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 genetics.

Course outcomes

Graduates will:

  • have an up-to-date knowledge of the clinical and laboratory science and technological developments in reproduction and human genetics
  • have an insight into the social, ethical and public health aspects of these fields
  • have developed a firm basis for vocational training in these disciplines
  • be able to contribute to and promote dialogue and understanding between those working in disparate areas within reproductive health and genetics.

Further information

The program is offered as either a coursework-only master's degree or as a double degree combining the coursework-only master's degree with a research master's degree. The coursework-only master's degree is only available part time.

In order to study full-time, international students must enrol in one of the combined Master/MPhil programs.

Information on the Master of Philosophy is available under the Research tab.

The Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) and the Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics) are essentially the same program with different admission requirements.

Only medical graduates (ie those with an MBBS) may be admitted to the Master of Medicine while non-medical graduates may be admitted to the Master of Science in Medicine. Students follow the same program of study (with the exception, in some cases, of practical work), with the only difference being the title of the course they are awarded on completion.

To qualify for the coursework-only degree candidates must complete coursework and clinical or laboratory assignments equivalent to 48 credit points. The coursework and clinical or laboratory assignments are undertaken part time over two years.

Students are required to 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, placement reports and a research thesis for those enrolled in the double degree.

Double degree students

Domestic students who wish to complete two degrees enrol into a Masters degree (KC077 or KC078) and a Master of Philosophy (MPhil)(KC083), either at the same time or sequentially. Domestic students may enrol on a part time basis.

International students must enrol in a double degree program (KC085 or KC086) so they are enrolled for two years full time. Further information about enrolment for international students in the double degree is provided below.

Information about the MPhil program can be found in the Postgraduate Research Studies chapter.

To qualify for the double degree, candidates must complete the requirements for the coursework-only degree as described above, and to fulfil the requirements of the Master of Philosophy candidates must enrol in at least the equivalent of one year full time research and submit a thesis that passes examination.

International students who are not able to submit their research thesis after completing the equivalent of two years of full time enrolment must enrol for further semesters, with the associated financial cost of enrolment, until they are able to submit their thesis.

Further enquiries

Dr Robert Markham
Phone: +61 2 9351 2722
Fax: +61 2 9351 4560
Email:
Website:
sydney.edu.au/medicine/obs-gyn-neo/