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Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery)

Study Breast Surgery at Sydney Medical School

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Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery) 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. Depending on level of experience, established breast surgeons may choose to undertake some or all of the units of study (see below) and this can be negotiated on an individual basis. The units of study can also be completed as part of a Master of Surgery (Breast Surgery) or individually as a non-award student.

The course will cover the basic sciences of breast disease with a focus on clinical applications of core knowledge on anatomy, risk assessment, benign breast diseases, imaging, and screening. The science and management of malignant breast disease  including recent advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis, assessment and management of malignant breast disease will also be covered.

Candidates will gain an understanding of the multidisciplinary care of breast cancer patients, including adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endocrine therapy as well as the integral role of the breast care nurse and other allied health staff.

Specific surgical decision algorithms and surgical options for malignant and insitu disease will be explored. Comprehensive interrogation of level 1 and 2 oncoplastic breast surgical techniques will be thoroughly explored and explained. The course is fully online with case-based discussion and analysis.

The course has been developed in collaboration with Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand Inc. (BreastSurgANZ). For more information about the course please visit the Sydney Medical School web site.

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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What you'll study

The Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery) requires completion of 24 credit points of stream specific units of study:

  • SURG5037 Basic Science and Benign Breast Disease
  • SURG5038 Malignant Breast Disease and MDTs
  • SURG5039 Oncoplastic breast surgery level 1
  • SURG5040 Oncoplastic breast surgery level 2

Units of Study

Admission criteria

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Surgery (Breast Surgery) requires: (a) a medical degree from the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification; and (b) a traineeship with the relevant surgical training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or equivalent; or employment as resident medical officer in an Australian hospital, satisfactory interview, satisfactory references, and approval by Head of Discipline or his nominee; or a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Professional accreditation

The knowledge that graduates develop through this course will complement the practical experience they obtain as advanced trainees in surgery at teaching hospitals through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (or equivalent) training program.

 

Graduate opportunities

It is expected that this course or equivalent will become a standard part of post-fellowship training in breast surgery.

Domestic students

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.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


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.

International students

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, protected 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 an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


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.

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