Breast Surgery

Study Breast Surgery at the University of Sydney

 

In collaboration with Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (BreastSurgANZ), for the first time in Australasia, Sydney Medical School is offering a vocational degree in breast oncology and oncoplastic surgery.

The degree is designed and delivered by leading Australian and New Zealand clinicians and academics, with contributions from key international experts. The degree is delivered largely online in a flexible format with online lectures and podcasts, surgical videos and other educational resources supplemented by webinars. It is anticipated that OSCE examination assessments will be used. It is designed to compliment the Level 1 and 2 Oncoplastic Breast Surgery practical courses run by BreastSurgANZ.

The course will provide breast surgeons with the latest in-depth knowledge of breast oncology and breast surgical and oncoplastic techniques. It will compliment post-fellowship training (PFT) offered by BreastSurgANZ. It is suitable for Fellows-in-training and practising breast surgeons.

Why study breast surgery with us?
  • Sydney Medical School is home to one of the largest academic surgical departments in Australasia, introducing you to a network of peers and senior colleagues nationally and internationally
  • The course will help you refine your clinical judgement in choosing surgical options for your patients, preparing you for the subtle complexities of contemporary multidisciplinary breast cancer care
  • The knowledge you develop will complement the practical experience gained during post-fellowship training offered by BreastSurgANZ, and augment your research, leadership and communication skills.
Who should study this course?

This course is designed for Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in General Surgery or equivalent, who are training or have completed training, in breast surgery. It is expected that this course or equivalent will become a standard part of post-fellowship training in breast surgery.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of the coursework and dissertation option will understand the principles of applying the best available research evidence to patient care. They will also gain knowledge of epidemiological methods, biostatistics, literature searching and controlled trials, as well as an understanding of research methodology, ideal for those with a future interest in a career in a teaching hospital or in academic surgery. In addition, graduates will have acquired specific skills relevant to their surgical specialty.

Course options

Professional Recognition / Accreditation

The course has been developed in collaboration with Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (BreastSurgANZ), and it is expected that this course or equivalent will become a standard part of post-fellowship training in breast surgery.

Technical Requirements

The coursework is mostly delivered online and there are minimal technical requirements for the course. These include high speed internet access, a microphone and a webcam. For more information about the technical requirements, please see:


For further information, please contact Associate Professor Annette Katelaris at annette.katelaris@sydney.edu.au