What will I study?


The Master of Surgical Education combines the specific challenges of surgical education with a foundation in broader education principles.

Over the three years, you’ll cover ethical imperatives for simulation-based education, developing professionalism, educational theory, balancing clinical service with training, the role of regulatory bodies, ensuring safe working conditions, managing trainees’ educational development, and more.

Course structure

To gain the Master in Surgical Education, you must complete four core subjects, four elective subjects, plus either the Research or Coursework pathway.

Most participants in this course are busy professionals undertaking studies in conjunction with clinical commitments, so flexibility is key. The program is delivered part-time, with students expected to enrol in two subjects per semester, most of which run online (e.g. webinars, moderated discussions, and tutorials), accessible online, and spread over 13-week semesters.

New subject for 2020: Advanced practice in surgical education

This subject provides students with an opportunity to integrate learnings from the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses. It is a capstone activity in which students develop a surgical curriculum relevant to their surgical education practice. More information on this subject will be available soon.


You should expect to commit approximately 8 - 10 hours per week to each subject. This includes formal learning activities, reading, and private study.

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