Graduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy

      The experience


      Delve into research across fields including the cardiovascular and central nervous systems, neuropathology and haematology. Located in one of the world’s most highly concentrated precincts of biomedical research, we have strong links to leading research institutes, major general and specialist hospitals and private sector industries in Victoria and around the world.

      By the completion of this course students will have completed:

      • A supervised cadaver dissection of selected regions of the body
      • Training in surgical anatomy to the standard required for the SET Surgical Sciences examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

      The course is quality assured by the University of Melbourne and conducted by expert academic staff from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne.

      Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Quentin Fogg, Department of Anatomy & Neuroscience

      Tuition over the 18-week period involves lecture/tutorials and practical sessions (including specimen workshops and cadaver dissection) totalling 260 contact hours. There is also opportunity for additional independent dissection if desired.

      The course is run, face to face, on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6pm - 10pm, with optional 'catch-up' / revision sessions on Saturday mornings.

      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.