Fast track your career in medicine and health
The Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development program has been developed to meet the growing need for expertise in modern drug development practices and provide training in state-of-the-art techniques, approaches and requirements for the registration of medical products. Download the course flyer (pdf, 718kb) for more information.
The program is tailored to professionals working in the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical industry, regulatory affairs, drug product evaluation, registration and therapeutic marketing sectors. 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.
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.
The process of medicine and medical device registration encompassing 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.
The program is designed and delivered by leading industry and regulatory professionals and academics. For more information, listen to the Course Coordinator, Professor Paul Young in the video above or download the course flyer (pdf, 718kb).
The Masters requires the completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:
All students in the Masters must complete compulsory units CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and the capstone unit PCOL5104 Pharm & Medical Device Development. Stream specific units must include PCOL5101 and PCOL5102.
If you are working full-time it is recommended you consider undertaking 1 or 2 units of study per semester. All core learning material is delivered online and some units have an intensive face-to-face teaching session.
Admission to the Master of Medicine (Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Development) requires a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.
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.
Students who have completed the compulsory research unit and achieved an average of at least 75% in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream specific units of study will be eligible to apply for the Master of Medicine (Advanced).
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.
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