Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education

      Course overview

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


      Effective teaching skills are essential attributes for educators responsible for training the next generation of surgeons in the complex sets of skills and use of technologies required for safe surgical practice. The program has been developed to address the specialised needs of teaching and learning in surgical environments allowing surgeons to gain formal skills in teaching and educational scholarship.

      The course also 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, safer working conditions including safe hours and more.

      The Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education at University of Melbourne is part of a suite of Graduate Programs in Surgical Education, co-badged with RACS and offered by the University of Melbourne through the Department of Surgery and Austin Health, in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). RACS has established the Academy of Surgical Educators (ASE), which aims to foster and promote the pursuit of excellence in surgical education and to renew focus on supporting, enhancing and recognising surgical educators within the College. The Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education reflects these enhanced requirements.

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