Graduate Diploma in Surgical Science

      Course overview

      • 2 years part time
      • On Campus (Parkville)
      • Available to domestic students.
      • Start Year Intake - March


      Course Description

      The Graduate Certificate in Surgical Science is designed for doctors who plan a career in surgery or a proceduralist speciality.

      This certificate is an entry/exit point within the nested Master of Surgical Science program and based on the JDocs Framework from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

      Core study areas

      You’ll receive formal and structured learning in the nine competencies the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) expects of surgeons: medical expertise, judgment (clinical decision-making), technical expertise, professionalism and ethics, health advocacy, communication, collaboration and teamwork, management and leadership and, scholarship and teaching (RACS, 2012).

      Learn from renowned experts in the field

      Most teaching staff are practicing surgeons from the Department of Surgery. Content experts will also contribute to the program from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, ethics, human factors, leadership and education.

      Please note: the course does not give you the status and privileges of a surgeon, nor does it guarantee entry to surgical training programs.