Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy

The experience


This course will place you at the heart of a world-class medical precinct. Studying face-to-face allows for rich learning and valuable practical insights, and you will be guided by leading academics from the University of Melbourne's Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, and from the leading clinicians in Melbourne.

The Department has a rich history in teaching anatomy, beginning in 1862. Teaching in topographic anatomy continues to be a major area of activity, enhanced by well-equipped dissection facilities and valuable educational resources of the nearby Harry Brookes Allen Museum of Anatomy and Pathology.

The Parkville campus

The University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus is an exciting place to study. As a student based at Parkville, you will enjoy:

An engaged cohort and professional network

You’ll join the brightest students from across Australia and the world and become part of a dynamic academic community. You will be able to engage closely with academic experts and peers and build a vital professional network.

University support services

We ensure a supportive environment for all students and offer a range of enrichment activities, including a student mentoring program, wellbeing services and academic skills support.

A vibrant campus

Our Parkville campus is a city within a city. With cafes, 12 libraries, gyms, specialty stores, a small supermarket, and even a seasonal farmers market, you’ll never have to leave.

Melbourne city life

The Parkville campus is located just a short walk to the Melbourne CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market and a host of cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars.

Who you will learn from

Associate Professor Quentin Fogg, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Course Coordinator


Quentin Fogg

The Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy offers you the unique and unparalleled opportunity take your anatomical knowledge, dissection ability and communication skills to the next level. You will gain confidence in describing anatomy (including variations), handling instruments precisely and authoritatively and interpreting radiographic images. By the end of the course, you will be better prepared for a long and successful career in your chosen specialty.