What will I study?


Knowledge and Skills you'll gain

Subjects require attendance at up to two study days and up to two webinars each semester.
Gain expertise in surgical knowledge, skills and practice knowledge.

Surgical knowledge:

Develop the fundamental principles of surgery drawing on biomedical and clinical sciences. Learn to describe a range of surgical presentations representing examples of trauma, sepsis, hemorrhage, malignancy and tissue ischemia and luminal obstruction. You’ll also gain knowledge on the fundamentals of wound healing and care.

Surgical skills:

Learn a range of basic surgical skills, including: handling instruments, incisions, handling tissue, local anaesthetic techniques and tying sutures etc.

Surgical practice knowledge:

While developing a level of professionalism in surgical practice, gain knowledge of core approaches to surgery – open, endoscopic/endoluminal and laparoscopic/natural orifice – and their general indications. Learn how to apply basic biomedical science knowledge to clinical surgical scenarios. Develop knowledge in the application and interpretation of imaging techniques. And, learn to describe features of contemporary surgical practice from a socio-politico-economic perspective.

Degree Structure

The Graduate Programs in Surgical Science are designed for doctors who plan a career in surgery or a proceduralist speciality. The Master of Surgical Science is the highest level award (150-points) with exit points at Graduate Diploma in Surgical Science(100-points) and Graduate Certificate in Surgical Science (50-points). Students must obtain 70% or more in their subject scores at Graduate Certificate in Surgical Science to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Surgical Science.

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