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Why study metabolic health?

8 May 2018
5 reasons to study metabolic health at the University of Sydney
Our highly practical metabolic health program is delivered by international leaders in the field of diabetes and metabolic health.

Practical and clinically focussed curriculum

Our Metabolic Health course is case based and clinically focused. It is designed to improve your ability to manage diabetes, obesity and associated cardiovascular complications in the general population, as well as in at-risk populations such as pregnant women, the elderly, those with mental illness and in indigenous peoples.

Learn from experts in their field

The Metabolic Health course is taught by experts in diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular metabolic disease, lifestyle education and other specialist fields. The course coordinator is:

Professor Stephen Twigg, a physician-scientist translational researcher, Kellion Professor of Endocrinology and Stan Clark Chair in Diabetes, in the Sydney Medical School, and Charles Perkins Centre, the University of Sydney is also Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Medical Head of the Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Laboratories, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney.

Flexible study modes

Coursework is delivered mainly online with face to face workshops providing an opportunity to refine your skills and a chance to interact with senior clinicians and fellow students. The online content can be accessed at a time and place to suit you, including on your mobile devices.

You can tailor your course load to meet your professional demands – taking up to 24 credit points per semester. If you are working full-time consider undertaking 6-12 credit points per semester. 

The coursework can be undertaken at graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master’s and advanced master’s level and there is an opportunity for movement between these options. Find out more.

Coursework suitable for medical graduates, nursing and allied health professionals

You will have the opportunity to study diabetes at basic and advanced levels as well as obesity, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular metabolic management. The Master’s capstone unit will help you develop the ethical and critical thinking needed to inform and contribute to best practice in your profession.

Opportunity to develop other aspects of your career

There is a broad range of electives available including paediatric nutrition and obesity, health and risk communication, public health and community nutrition, clinical teaching, ethics and grant writing. 

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