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Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine)

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Overview

The Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) is a practical and clinically focused course that will refine your ability to diagnose, investigate and manage common and important diseases in adults. It will guide your care of patients and will be readily integrated into your daily clinical work.

This course was launched in 2017 and is delivered jointly by the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne. This collaboration brings a unique breadth of teaching and clinical experience to the course and allows you to pursue areas of future practice or interest. The course will also be useful if you work in emergency medicine, intensive care medicine or adult general practice and want to improve your skills in internal medicine.

You will have the opportunity to study at a basic or advanced level in most of the medical specialties, and you can tailor your degree to your needs and interests. The advanced units provide an introduction to subspecialty practice. We offer a broad range of elective units, including units in clinical teaching, statistical analysis, grant writing and other research skills. Coursework is delivered online except for the capstone unit which provides an intensive face-to-face learning opportunity to consolidate and reinforce your knowledge.

Graduates of this course will acquire the knowledge and skills tested in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Adult Medicine Basic Training examinations, as well as being able to pursue areas of future practice or interest.

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.

Specialisations

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

This course requires the completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of compulsory units of study;
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
  • 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

All students enrolled in the Master complete CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and INTM5001 Internal Medicine Advanced Management capstone unit. The 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 you undertake 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.

Units of Study

Capstone experience

The capstone unit of study will assist you to develop high level diagnostic and management skills relevant to patients with multiple co-morbidities. Senior clinicians will provide insights into clinical decision making, appropriate use of investigative modalities and patient centred management. You will present cases and participate in case discussions with colleagues and senior clinicians in small groups. It includes a compulsory week of intensive face to face teaching.

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) requires a medical degree and current medical registration in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction and current or prior employment in a clinical setting in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction.

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

Students who achieve excellent results may be eligible to enrol in the Master (Advanced) course. 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.

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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