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Postgraduate courses in medicine

Clinical education: driven by clinicians, tailored to your needs

Our flexible online postgraduate courses for doctors and health professionals have been developed with leading clinicians, to give you vital and career-enhancing skills and knowledge in your chosen field.

We provide a wide range of cutting-edge postgraduate coursework to enable doctors and health professionals to gain the latest skills and knowledge in their chosen field.

Our world-leading courses have been developed in response to needs identified by senior clinicians and are delivered through a high-quality online learning system that offers the flexibility needed by doctors and health professionals with busy lives.

Sub-specialty areas of study

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* Requires a medical degree.

Flexible study options

Choose from individual units of study, a professional certificate or a complete postgraduate degree.

Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, you’ll find our individual units of study extremely useful. Our wide range of subjects can also be credited towards a future degree should you wish to pursue a further qualification.  

To view our full range of units visit our short courses page

Combining two units of study in a range of specialist areas, our new, customised programs will enable professionals to future-proof their practice by gaining expertise in the latest research, technology and medical treatments.

On completion, you will be recognised with a certificate from the University of Sydney acknowledging your additional study.

You only pay for your course as you enrol in individual units of study completed across one year, part-time.

There are 14 new medicine professional certificates available, our first intake will commence in semster one, 2020.

Find out more and enrol here

Our well-respected courses cover a wide range of sub-specialties and you will learn from leading clinicians and researchers from Australia and around the world.

Study options are flexible and you can choose from a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or a Master’s degree in most areas.

You can also choose the study load that suits your needs and can suspend, increase or decrease your load at any time throughout your degree. 

The master’s degree can be completed over a period of up to six years, with most students completing it on a part-time basis over three to four years.

How will our specialist postgraduate qualifications benefit your career?

Our courses will help you to:

  • gain the most up-to-date expertise in your chosen field
  • learn practical skills that you can apply in patient care
  • broaden your non-technical skills in important areas including critical thinking, clinical communication, research and teaching
  • establish a network of contacts with senior clinicians and peers
  • become a practitioner of evidence-based medicine
  • prepare for college exams.

Discover postgraduate education in medicine at Sydney Medical School

Many of our courses and units of study are endorsed by the relevant professional bodies to assist candidates to meet their professional training requirements and some can be credited towards medical college training requirements. Several units of study are aimed at preparing candidates for medical college examinations.

The course you have chosen and your citizenship and residency status influence your tuition fees, student contribution and the loan schemes available to you. You do not have to pay for your entire course upfront, students are charged per unit of study and invoiced each semester. 

Once you have submitted your enrolment selections you will receive a statement of your fees. These charges include:

  • Tuition fees for the semester
  • Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee 
    Most University of Sydney coursework students are liable for this fee which was introduced by the Australian Government to fund university services and support programs. The SSA fee will be charged on 12 May for Semester 1, and 12 October for Semester 2 and will appear on your Student Financial Statement after these dates.

Find out more about funding your postgraduate education including government loan schemes to cover fees, tax benefits as well as obtaining credit for prior learning.


Graduate stories

Dr Samriti Sood – Breast Oncoplastic and General Surgeon

“As a medical student, and still today, every time I have the opportunity to be in an operating theatre I feel like a bird soaring in the sky. It is an absolute privilege to be a surgeon.”

Staff stories

Dr Adam Hastings – Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Neurophysiologist

"I am with the patient from the moment we start the process until the moment they’re in recovery. It’s a job that’s intellectually and spiritually rewarding, as well as physically demanding."