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Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development)

Fast track your career in medicine and pharmaceutical development

Study pharmaceutical and medical device development at the University of Sydney

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Overview

This course is only available to students currently enrolled in the Master of Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) who meet the requirements for admission (see below).

There is a growing need for expertise in modern drug development practices, and the Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) program provides training in state-of-the-art techniques, approaches, and requirements for the registration of medical products. 

Delivered by leading industry professionals and academics, it is designed to introduce students to modern approaches to drug and device design and development, providing an up-to-date set of skills essential for the current industry environment.

Why study this course?

Students will learn current methods used in drug development including molecular therapies, novel-formulation, clinical trials design and analysis, and personalised medicine. Pharmaco-economic, pharmaco-vigilance and pharmaco-epidemiology related to drug development will also be taught.

Students will also have the opportunity to learn the process of medicine and medical device registration, which encompasses therapeutic guidelines, regulation, documentation and post-registration follow up, and the range of drug technologies and medical devices that exist, their properties, classification, development and manufacturing requirements will be studied.

Students will prepare and critically evaluate regulatory submissions, clinical trials, and drug registration information.

Who should study this course?

The program is tailored to professionals working in the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry, regulatory affairs, drug product evaluation, registration, and therapeutic marketing sectors.

Further information:

  • Hear the Course Coordinator, Professor Paul Young, discuss the new program in this video.
  • Download the course flyer (pdf, 8MB).
  • Download the full course guide.

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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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 of Medicine (Advanced) (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) requires the successful completion of 60 credit points of units of study including:

  • 48 credit points of coursework 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 master's 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 Introductory Biostatistics as one of your master's elective units.

Download our sample course diagram to learn more about what you will study as part of this degree.

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development course structure (pdf, 100KB)

Units of Study

Admission criteria

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development) requires:

  • completion of the requirements for the Master of Medicine (Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development); 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 in October and may be changed without notice. 

Course opportunities

Study pharmaceutical and medical device development at different levels to suit your professional and personal needs. The programs are embedded, allowing you to step from one course to the next at your own pace.

Course options for doctors:

Course options for healthcare professionals:

Sydney professional certificates:

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.

Career Pathways

The program has been designed to ensure that the knowledge you gain can be applied to current industry needs and be readily integrated into your day-to-day work.

You will have the opportunity to learn the basic science underpinning innovative therapies, current pharmaceutical trends, regulatory processes, communication and decision-making, and the evidence and ethics relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.

You will gain insights and understanding into the key steps involved in current pharmaceutical processes to bring products to market.

Start your journey at the University of Sydney

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/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. 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, 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.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. 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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