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.

The course rules for this course can be found here.




Admission to 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.

Admission to the Graduate Certificate of Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy) requires:

  • a traineeship with the relevant surgical training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent; OR
  • employment as resident medical officer in an Australian hospital, satisfactory references, and approval by Head of Discipline or his nominee; OR
  • a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery) requires:

  • a medical degree; AND
  • a traineeship with the relevant surgical training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent; OR
  • employment as resident medical officer in an Australian hospital, satisfactory references, and approval by Head of Discipline or his nominee; OR
  • a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Admission to the Master of Surgery (coursework) requires:

  • a medical degree or completion of an embedded Graduate Certificate;
  • AND
  • a traineeship with the relevant surgical training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent; OR
  • employment as resident medical officer in an Australian hospital, satisfactory references, and approval by Head of Discipline or his nominee; OR
  • a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Course structure

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

The Graduate Certificate of Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy) requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of graduate certificate core units of study.

The Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery) requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of stream specific core units of study.

The Master of Surgery (coursework) 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 of Surgical Sciences students must complete 24 credit points of graduate certificate core units of study as listed below.

Graduate Certificate in Surgical Sciences core units of study

Core Units of Study

Credit point

Delivery mode

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

Available Semester 1 or Semester 2

SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE

 6

 face to face (day)

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

 6

 online

Available Semester 2

SURG5031
Surgical Skills

 6

 online/intensive

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

 6

 online

Total stream specific core credit points

 24

 


Graduate Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills (Surgical Anatomy)

The following units when completed in a Block of 4 = Whole Body Dissection course; or can be taken separately. This is an advanced course and it is recommended for set trainees or if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training. These units may be credited to the Master of Surgery degree on completion (without graduating from the Graduate Certificate), or taken individually as a non award student.

Core Units of Study

Credit point

Delivery mode

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

Available Semester 1

SURG5028
Thorax, Back, Spinal Cord by Dissection

 6

 face to face (day)

SURG5029
Upper and Lower Extremities by Dissection

 6

 face to face (day)

SURG5030
Abdomen, Pelvis, Perineum by Dissection

 6

 face to face (day)

Available Semester 2

SURG5027
Head and Neck by Dissection

 6

 face to face (day)

Total stream specific core credit points

 24

 


Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery)

Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery) students must complete 24 credit points of Breast Surgery stream specific core units of study as listed below.

Stream Specific Core Units of Study

Credit point

Delivery mode

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

Available Semester 1

SURG5037
Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease

 6

 online

SURG5039
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1

 6

 online

Available Semester 2

SURG5038
Malignant Breast Disease & MDTs

 6

 online

SURG5040
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2

 6

 online

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 units of study.

The Surgical Skills stream requires students to complete 24 credit points of stream-specific 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.

Students who wish to complete the Surgical Anatomy stream must successfully complete the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Surgical Skills (Surgical Anatomy), without graduating, to fulfill the stream specific core units of study requirements.

Master of Surgery core units of study

Core Units of Study

Credit point

Delivery mode

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

Available Semester 1

PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics

 6

online; face to face (day or evening)

Available Semester 1 and Semester 2

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

 6

online; online/face to face (day)

Total Core credit points required

 6

 


Master of Surgery (coursework) elective units of study

Elective Units of Study

Credit point

Delivery mode

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

SURG5003
Scientific Communication for Surgeons

 6

 online

SURG5017
Microsurgery

 6

 face to face (evening/day)

SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE

 6

 face to face (day)

SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation

 6

 online

SURG5021
Transplantation Immunobiology

 6

 online

SURG5037
Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease

 6

 online

SURG5039
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1

 6

 online

SURG5041
Surgical Oncology Principles and Practice              (PATH5000 pre-requisite)

 6

 online

SURG5042
Urological Oncology

 6

 online

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

 6

 online/ face to face assessment

Available Semester 2

SURG5003
Scientific Communication for Surgeons

 6

 online

SURG5011
Imaging Surgical Patients

 6

 online

SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism

 6

 online

SURG5016
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

 6

 online

SURG5017
Microsurgery

 6

 face to face (evening)

SURG5025
Adv. Hepatobiliary & Pancreatic Surgery

 6

 block mode

SURG5031
Surgical Skills

 6

 online/intensive

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

 6

 online

SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE

 6

 face to face (day)

SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation

 6

 online

SURG5036
Surgical Research: Translation & Innovation

 6

 online

SURG5038
Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs

 6

 online

SURG5040
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2

 6

 online

SURG5041
Surgical Oncology: Principles and Practice (PATH5000 pre-requisite)

 6

 online/intensive

SURG5043
Surgical Endoscopy

 6

 online plus one day workshop

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

 6

 online

HAEM5001
Thrombosis and Haemostasis

 6

 online

HPOL5006
Business of Health

 6

 block mode

The following units when completed in a Block of 4 = Whole Body Dissection course; or may be taken
separately. This is an advanced course and it is recommended for set trainees or if you have completed other Anatomy courses/training. These units belong to the Grad Cert of Adv Clin Skills and on completion without graduating from the Grad Cert, credit points can be credited to the Master of Surgery (coursework).

Available Semester 1

 

 

SURG5028
Thorax, Back, Spinal Cord by Dissection

 6

 face to face (day)

SURG5029
Upper and Lower Extremities by Dissection

 6

 face to face (day)

SURG5030
Abdomen, Pelvis and Perineum by Dissection

 6

 face to face (day)

Available Semester 2

 

 

SURG5027 Head and Neck by Dissection

 6

 face-to-face (day)

Alternative units- Available to Surgical Sciences Online/Distance stream only Note: These units do not transfer to other stream

 

 

Available Semester 1

 

 

CEPI5315
Introduction to Systematic Reviews (CEPI510 co-requisite)

 6

 online

PUBH5010
Epidemiology Methods and Uses

 6

 online

PUBH5017
Regression Modelling

 6

 Core requisites PUBH5010 or CEPI5100

PUBH5020
Chronic Disease Prevention and Control  (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 pre-requisites)

 6

 online

Available Semester 2

 

 

PUBH5019
Cancer Prevention and Control  (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 pre-requisites) This unit is not available in 2019

 6

 online


Master of Surgery core units of study
Dissertation - stream specific core units of study

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

Stream Specific Core Units of Study

Credit point

Delivery mode

Masters students must complete 18 credit points of dissertation units of study.

Available Semester 1 and Semester 2

SURG5007
Dissertation A

 9

 supervision

SURG5008
Dissertation B

 9

 supervision

Total Dissertation credit points

 18

 


Breast Surgery - stream specific core units of study

Stream Specific Core Units of Study

Credit point

Delivery mode

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

Available Semester 1

SURG5037
Basic Sciences and Benign Breast Disease

 6

online

SURG5039
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 1

 6

 online

Available Semester 2

SURG5038
Malignant Breast Disease & MDTs

 6

 online

SURG5040
Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Level 2

 6

 online

Total stream specific core credit points

 24

 


Surgical Sciences - stream specific core units of study

Stream specific Core Units of Study

Credit point

Delivery mode

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

Available in Semester 1 and 2

SURG5035
Surgical Research and Evaluation

 6

 online

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

 6

 online

SURG5036
Surgical Research: Translation & Innovation

 6

 online

SURG5012
Surgical Metabolism

 6

 online


Surgical Skills - stream specific core units of study

Stream specific Core Units of Study

Credit point

Delivery mode

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

Available Semester 1 and Semester 2

SURG5034
Surgical Anatomy based on GSSE

 6

 face to face (day)

PATH5000
Surgical Pathology

 6

 online

Available Semester 2

SURG5031
Surgical Skills

 6

 online/intensive

SURG5032
Physiology and Pharmacology for Surgeons

 6

 online