Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education

      Course overview

      • 1 year part time
      • Hawthorn English Language Centre in Melbourne's easter suburbs
      • Available to domestic and international students.


      The Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education is part of a suite of qualifications offered by the University of Melbourne Medical School through the Department of Surgery, Austin Health in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

      Effective teaching skills are essential attributes for educators responsible for training the next generation of surgeons in the complex sets of skills required for safe surgical practice.

      This suite of programs addresses the specialised needs of teaching and learning in a modern surgical environment. The programs’ content recognises the unique challenges that characterise the clinical settings and the advanced technologies that are increasingly important in surgery and surgical training.

      The programs allow surgeons to gain formal skills in teaching and educational scholarship. The content reflects critical issues in the broader education community together with specific challenges for surgical education - the role of regulatory bodies, balancing clinical service with training, ethical imperatives for simulation-based education, managing under performing trainees, developing professionalism, safer working conditions including safe hours and more.

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