Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education

      Course overview

      • 2 years part time
      • Off Campus
      • Available to domestic and international students.
      • Summer Intake - February


      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.

      The programs' content recognises the unique challenges that characterise the clinical settings and the advanced technologies that are increasingly important in surgery and surgical training. Effective teaching skills are essential attributes for educators responsible for training the next generation of surgeons in the complex sets of skills required for safe surgical practice.

      The program has been developed to address the specialised needs of teaching and learning in surgical environments. Surgical education is unique within the broader discipline of medical education characterised by the clinical settings in which surgery is taught. Technology has had a significant impact and will play an increasingly important role in teaching and learning the complex sets of skills required for safe surgical practice.

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