Postgraduate studies - FAQs

Frequently asked questions

How will this help my career?
Many past students have stated that the degree increased their enjoyment and satisfaction at work by increasing their understanding and confidence for both clinical work and teaching.

A postgraduate qualification is also often helpful in gaining promotion and applying for jobs. However, it is an academic qualification and without recognised clinical training it is not a means to obtaining specialist recognition. The program is approved for continuing education credits by a number of professional associations.

Do I need to attend classes?
No. The program can be completed entirely online. A one or two week face to face course is held at the beginning of each year at Royal North Shore Hospital which introduces much of the course materials. However attendance is not compulsory.

How much study time is needed?
This varies from person to person. During the semester most people doing two units of study need to devote at least 15-20 hours per week to complete the reading, online activities and assessment tasks.

Where can I get more information?
Either contact our administrative officer, download our brochure or visit the Sydney Medical School website for more details.