Information for prospective postgraduate coursework students

Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics (THIS COURSE IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)

The Course

The fields of reproductive health sciences, reproductive medicine and human genetics have expanded rapidly in recent years. For professionals working in these areas or for those graduates wishing to embark on a career in reproductive science and medicine or public health, these courses offer an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into these rapidly growing disciplines.

The courses are aimed at:

  • graduates in medicine
  • biology graduates
  • veterinary science graduates
  • nursing graduates
  • graduates from related disciplines such as psychology or social work

Three streams of study are available:

  • Clinical Science
  • Laboratory Science
  • Genetics

Each stream will lead to a degree in one of the following:

  • Master of Medicine
  • Master of Science in Medicine
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) by research.

Further information for Postgraduate coursework candidates

Please also see the 2018 Professional Medical Education Guide

Aims and objectives of the Masters Program

To provide:

  • An up-to-date knowledge of the clinical and laboratory science and technological developments in reproduction and human genetics
  • Insight into the social, ethical and public health aspects of the above fields
  • A firm basis for vocational training in these disciplines.

What subjects are offered

The program contains a wide range of core subjects. In addition, candidates undertake a number of elective subjects that particularly interest them.

Clinical or laboratory attachments (for full-time candidates) and field visits (for all candidates) are included in the course.

Teaching of the Masters Program

This Masters Program is undertaken by coursework, clinical or laboratory assignments and research treatise, with full-time or part-time enrolment.

Assessment is by written examination, oral presentations, written assignments, placement reports and the research treatise.


Lectures and tutorials for both full-time and part-time candidates are held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. usually on two nights per week (Tuesday and Thursday) over four semesters (2 years).


Teaching is conducted on the Main Campus of the University of Sydney at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, in the Queen Elizabeth II Research Institute for Mothers and Infants.

Entrance requirements

The Master of Medicine (MM) or Master of Science in medicine (MScMed) in Reproductive Science and Human Genetics is open to graduates in biolobical, medical, or paramedical sciences from an approved tertiery institution. Graduates from other disciplines will be considered and should also apply.

Overseas students are encouraged to apply and are accepted only a full-time basis.

Further information:

  • Dr Robert Markham
    Senior Lecturer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
    phone: +61 2 9351 2722
    Mobile: 0402 000544
    fax: +61 2 9351 4560