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Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Internal Medicine)

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Overview

This course is only available to students currently enrolled in the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) who meet the requirements for admission (see below). In addition to completing the requirements for the Masters degree you will plan and carry out a supervised research project. 

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 course 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 F.R.A.C.P Basic Training examination, while the advanced units offer greater depth in these areas of study. 

There are a broad range of elective units which include clinical reasoning and communication, medical education, statistical analysis, grant writing, and other research skills. 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. 

Specialisations

There are no specialisations for this course.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

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What you'll study

The Master (Advanced) requires the completion of 60 credit points of units of study including:

  • 48 credit points of study required for the Masters; and
  • 12 credit points of project units of study.

Students complete a research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their Masters degree. Students will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project, and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication.

If you are interested in this option it is recommended that you complete PUBH5018 as one of your Masters elective units.

Units of Study

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Internal Medicine) requires:

  • enrolment in the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine); and
  • completion of the compulsory research unit of study; and
  • an average mark of at least 75% in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream units of study; and
  • any other requirements as stated by the Faculty at the time of application.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually and may be changed without notice. 

Future study options

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of Surgery (by research) offered by Sydney Medical School. A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study; and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology. Sydney Medical School is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine. It provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Sydney Medical School's research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the Commonwealth and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

Graduate opportunities

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.

On completion of the Advanced project students will be able to plan and execute a substantial research project, and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication.

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.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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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