Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy

      Course overview

      • 1 year full time
      • On Campus (Parkville)
      • Available to domestic and international students.
      • Summer Intake - January


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      Develop your surgical skillset and learn from some of the most skilled and experienced surgeons in Australia.

      As a student of the Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy, you learn from extensive ProSections and digital resources and have unprecedented levels of lab access to perform comprehensive dissection of a body donor under the supervision of our team of leading anatomists from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.

      Located in one of the world’s most highly concentrated precincts of biomedical research, the University of Melbourne has strong links to leading research institutes, major general and specialist hospitals and private sector industries in Victoria and around the world. Face-to-face course delivery gives you access to this resource-rich environment and provides the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers.

      Build confidence in your anatomical knowledge and simultaneously strengthen your portfolio with targeted approaches in the areas of team work, communication and technical ability.

      Course aims

      Accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), this course aims to advance your anatomical knowledge well beyond to the standard required for the college’s Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) and enhance your verbal and written skills in preparation for the exams and interviews required for Surgical Education and Training (SET) admission. As well as those preparing for a career in surgery, this course is also beneficial to medical professionals such as anaesthetists, radiologists and general practitioners who are looking to develop their technical skillset.

      Albert Coates Memorial Prize

      A prize of $5,000 awarded to the candidate in the Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy who obtains the highest overall mark.

      The Albert Coates Memorial Prize was established to perpetuate the memory and achievements of Sir Albert Coates. Sir Albert had close links with the University of Melbourne where he held the position of acting Professor of Anatomy and later was Stewart Lecturer in Surgery. After volunteering for duty during World War II Sir Albert served with distinction and saved many lives as a prisoner of war on the Thai-Burma Railway.

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