Learn more about our internal medicine program with Program Director, Associate Professor Leo Davies.
The internal medicine program is the first of its kind in Australia. It is a collaboration between The University of Melbourne and The University of Sydney which provides a unique depth of teaching and clinical experience.
While the program is focused on doctors undertaking training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, it offers a strong background in internal medicine to trainees and established clinicians in emergency medicine, intensive care medicine and general practice who want to develop their knowledge and skills in adult internal medicine.
Flexible case-based learning will enable you to maximise the learning opportunities in your clinical exposure. You will advance your clinical knowledge and practice in areas of interest, as well as develop expertise in other areas important to career advancement. The basic stream specific units are aimed at the level of knowledge expected for the FRACP Basic Training examination, while the advanced units offer greater depth in these areas of study.
A great benefit of the program will be the opportunity to interact with other doctors who are at a similar stage in their career, share knowledge and skills in a supportive environment, and make key contacts with Australia's leading physicians. The largely online nature of the course means that you can continue your educational program during rotation to suburban, rural and regional hospitals.
Flexible, case-based learning will enable you to maximise the learning opportunities in your clinical exposure. The largely online nature of the course means that you can continue your educational program during rotation to suburban, rural and regional hospitals.
This course is for medical graduates who are working in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction and undertaking training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. It will also be useful for trainees and established clinicians working in emergency medicine, intensive care medicine or adult general practice.
There are no specialisations for this course.
Study internal medicine at a range of levels to suit your professional and personal needs. The courses are embedded so you can step from one level to the next.
Some internal medicine units of study are available as non-award courses. If you are interested in completing a non-award unit please contact the program director.
The graduate certificate requires the completion of 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.
INTM stream specific units are offered at a basic and advanced level and over the next 2 years, all the major subspecialties will be available.
It is recommended that students who are working full-time consider undertaking no more than 6 - 12 credit points per semester. Please note most of the INTM stream specific units of study are 3 credit points. All other units are 6 credit points. All core learning material is delivered online and some units of study have an intensive face to face teaching session.
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Internal Medicine) requires a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and the following:
The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually and may be changed without notice.
Associate Professor Leo Davies is a neurologist with clinical and research interests in movement disorders and stroke, and a strong interest in medical education and assessment. He previously worked as a Clinical and Research Fellow at Harvard University, studying the physiology of human movement.
Students who complete the requirements for the graduate certificate are eligible to transfer to the graduate diploma or Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine).
The program has been designed to enable you to diagnose, investigate and manage the common and important adult diseases of the organ systems. The knowledge you gain will be directly applicable to patient care and readily integrated into your day-to-day work.
The coursework will focus on clinical skills, rational use of investigative technology, appropriate therapeutic decision making, inclusive patient management, and assumes a working knowledge of the basic sciences.
The program will emphasise evidence based practice while providing guidance in areas where the evidence base is lacking or inconclusive.
Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount
The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.
Annual review and fee increases
Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.
Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee
The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.
Annual review and fee increase
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental costs
For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.
Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.
Potential for inaccuracy
Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.
Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students
The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.
Annual review and fee increases
Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.
Additional incidental costs and health insurance
For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.
Potential for inaccuracy
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