Surgery (2020 enrolment)

Master of Surgery

Graduate Diploma in Surgery

Graduate Certificate in Surgery

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

Graduate Certificate of Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)

These courses are not available to student visa holders or to international students to study offshore. International students in Australia on other visas with study rights may apply.

Course

Credit points

Full-time completion

Part-time completion

Master of Surgery

48

1 year

2-10 years

Graduate Diploma in Surgery

36

1 year

1-3 years

Graduate Certificate in Surgery

24

1 year

1-3 years

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences

24 1 year 1-3 years

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)

24 1 year 1-3 years

Overview

The surgery program is designed, developed and taught by practising surgeons and clinicians.

The program can be tailored to particular stages of surgical training. For example, students may commence with basic science units to prepare for the College barrier (GSSE) exam and then continue with units specific to an area of interest such as vascular surgery or urology.

The Graduate Certificate in Surgery, Graduate Diploma in Surgery and the Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences are embedded in the Master program.

Students may exit with an award if they do not continue on to a full Master’s program or move into the Master’s program to pursue further studies.

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy) is offered as a separate course. The units can be credited to any one of the courses in the Surgery program.

Course outcomes

The experience and knowledge of teaching staff ensures coverage of current topics and issues related to surgical education. The program equips students with the skills needed to provide patients with the best care available through the best possible use of evidence and improved surgical skills. Students also gain non-technical skills such as research methodology and can choose to complete a dissertation in a subject (subspeciality) of choice.

The Master of Surgery, Graduate Diploma in Surgery and Graduate Certificate in Surgery are designed to complement practical experience obtained through the hospital-based training program of the RACS.

The Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences is designed for advanced medical students or medical graduates to prepare for the basic sciences (GSSE) examination conducted by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and is an early entry pathway for the Master of Surgery.

The Graduate Certificate of Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy), provides a sound knowledge and understanding of human anatomy that underpins successful surgical practice through a series of whole-body cadaveric dissections taught by subspecialist surgeons. The course provides a pathway for registrars or registered medical officers to prepare for the human anatomy knowledge requirement of the Part 1 GSSE examination delivered by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and for those preparing for the Part 2 examinations in Anatomy and Operative Surgery. Completed units of study may be credited to the Master of Surgery, the Graduate Diploma in Surgery or the Graduate Certificate in Surgery.

These courses are accredited with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Structure

The Graduate Certificate in Surgery, Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences and Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy) requires the successful completion of:

  • 24 credit points of surgery selective units of study.

The Graduate Diploma requires the successful completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points of research method selective units of study; and
  • a maximum of 30 credit points of surgery selective units of study, or
  • a minimum of 24 credit points of surgery selective units of study, and
  • a maximum of 6 credit points of elective units of study.

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

  • 6 credit points of research method selective units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of capstone core units of study; and
  • a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 36 credit points of surgery selective units of study; and
  • a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study.
Further enquiries

Professor Pierre Chapuis
Phone: +61 2 9036 3115
Email:
Website: sydney.edu.au/medicine-health/surgery