Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy

Course overview

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


The Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy is designed to build your confidence in anatomical knowledge and strengthen your portfolio with targeted approaches in the areas of teamwork, communication and technical ability.

As a student of the Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy, you will learn from ProSections and digital resources. You will also 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 Physiology.

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.

Who is this course for?

This course is valuable for participants preparing to take the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE) and preparing for Surgical Education and Training (SET) admission. It is also open to medical professionals such as anaesthetists, radiologists and general practitioners with an interest in anatomy, technical skills and communication.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

Course aims

Accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), this course aims to advance your anatomical knowledge, skill and presentation far beyond the standard required for the college’s Generic Surgical Sciences Examination (GSSE), enhancing your verbal and written skills in preparation for the exams and interviews required for Surgical Education and Training (SET) admission.