Surgery

Admission requirements

Admission into the Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences requires a medical degree or enrolment, and successful completion of all preclinical studies, in a graduate-entry medical program.

In general, admission into the Master of Surgery requires a medical degree, plus, a traineeship with the relevant surgical training program or employment as a resident medical officer in an Australian hospital, or a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

See the course rules for further details.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of graduate certificate core units of study.

The Master of Surgery requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points of Master of Surgery core units of study; and
  • 18 credit points of dissertation units of study or 24 credit points of stream specific core units of study; and
  • a minimum of 18 and a maximum of 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Pattern of enrolment

The following tables provide examples for structuring programs of study.

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences students must complete the required credit point value of graduate certificate core units of study.

Gradute certificate core units of study

Core Units of Study Credit point

Graduate Certificate students must complete 24 credit points of core units of study

Available Semester 1

 

SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on RACS Part 1

 6

Available Semester 2

 

SURG5031
Surg Skills and Pract Professionalism

 6

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

 6

Available Semester 1 and Semester 2

 

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

 6
Total stream specific core credit points  24

Master of Surgery - all streams

Master's students must complete the required credit point value of core units of study, and elective units of study.

Master's students must additionally complete the required credit point value of dissertation or stream specific core units of study.

The Surgical Anatomy and the Surgical Skills streams require students to complete 24 credit points of stream-specific core units of study.

The Surgical Sciences stream can be studied in either a online/distance or face-to-face mode. Students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific core units of study. If enrolling in the online mode, students must select electives from the online elective selection.

Masters core units of study

Core Units of Study Credit point

All students must complete 6 credit points of core units of study

PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics

 6
Total Core credit points  6
Masters Elective units of study

Elective Units of Study Credit point

Master students completing a stream through Dissertation must complete 24 credit points of elective units of study. Masters students completing a stream with stream specific core units of study must complete 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Available Semester 1

 

SURG5001
Practical Research Methods for Surgeons I

 6

SURG5013
Safety in Surgery

 6

SURG5017
Microsurgery

 6
SURG5020
Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy
 6
SURG5021
Transplantation Immunobiology
 6

SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on RACS Part 1

 6
SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation
 6
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
 6

Available Semester 2

 

SURG5003
Practical Research Methods for Surgeons II

 6

SURG5011
Imaging Surgical Patients

 6
SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism
 6
SURG5016
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
 6
SURG5017
Microsurgery
 6
SURG5022
Principles & Practice of Transplantation
 6

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

 6
SURG5025
Adv. Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery
 6
SURG5031
Surg Skills and Pract Professionalism
 6
SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons
 6

SURG5036
Surgical Research: Translation & Innovation

 6
PATH5000
Surgical Pathology
 6
Dissertation units of study

Dissertation Units of Study Credit point

Masters students must complete 18 credit points of dissertation units of study or 24 credit points of stream specific core units of study

SURG5007
Dissertation A

 9

SURG5008
Dissertation B

 9
Total Dissertation credit points  18
Surgical Anatomy - stream specific core units of study

Stream specific Core Units of Study Credit point

Masters students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific core units of study

Semester 2

 

SURG5027
Whole Body Dissection 1

 6

SURG5028
Whole Body Dissection 2

 6

SURG5029
Whole Body Dissection 3

 6

SURG5030
Whole Body Dissection 4

 6
Total stream specific core credit points  24
Surgical Sciences - stream specific core units of study

Stream specific Core Units of Study Credit point

Masters students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific core units of study

Semester 1

 

SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation

 6

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

 6

Semester 2

 

SURG5036
Surgical Research: Translation & Innovation

 6

SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism

 6
Total stream specific core credit points  24
Surgical Sciences - online only elective units of study

Online Elective Units of Study Credit point

Masters students taking the Surgical Sciences stream in an online mode must complete 18 credit points of online elective units of study from the list below.

Semester 1

 

CEPI5102
Literature Searching

 2

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses

 6

PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control

 6

Semester 2

 

CEPI5102
Literature Searching

 2

CEPI5203
Introduction to Systematic Reviews

 2
PUBH5211
Multiple Regression and Stats Computing
 4

PUBH5212
Categorical Data Analysis

 2

PUBH5213
Survival Analysis

 2

PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control

 6
Surgical Skills - stream specific core units of study

Stream specific Core Units of Study Credit point

Masters students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific core units of study

Available Semester 1

 

SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on RACS Part 1

 6

Available Semester 2

 

SURG5031
Surg Skills and Pract Professionalism

 6

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

 6

Available Semester 1 and Semester 2

 

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

 6
Total stream specific core credit points  24