|Graduate Diploma in Surgery|
The degree requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Surgery are listed here and explained in detail below.
Let's go through what each of these requirements mean in turn.
Requirement 1: 36 credit points
What are credit points?
Each unit of study is worth a certain number of ‘credit points’, depending on the level at which it is taught and the amount of work required. Most units of study are worth 6 credit points, but there are significant exceptions of which you must take note.
How do I get 36 credit points?
The standard course progression for students enrolling in the Graduate Diploma in Surgery from 2008 is:
Requirement 2: Complete PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics
Every Graduate Diploma student must enrol in and complete Introductory Biostatistics, offered by the School of Public Health, at some point in their candidature.
Requirement 3: Complete 5 primary electives
Students must complete 5 of the primary elective units of study available from the following list:
- SURG5001 Development & Measurement of Surgical Health Outcomes 1
- SURG5003 Development & Measurement of Surgical Health Outcomes 2
- SURG5011 Imaging Surgical Patients
- SURG5012 Surgical Metabolism
- SURG5013 Safety in Surgery
- SURG5015 Surgical Anatomy: Based on Dissection
- SURG5016 Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
- SURG5017 Microsurgery
- SURG5020 Advanced Laparoscopic Abdominal Anatomy
- SURG5021 Transplantation Immunobiology
- SURG5022 Principles & Practice of Transplantation