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For experienced healthcare professionals looking to develop leadership and education skills in clinical settings, and gain specialist expertise within clinical practice. We offer specialist training in surgical anatomy, surgical education, perioperative medicine, and clinical ultrasound, among others.

Supporting our teaching are a range of industry-leading organisations in a range of clinical and surgical education areas. We have strong collaborative relationships with the Ultrasound Education Group (UEG) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Take a look below.

Gain unprecedented levels of lab access to perform comprehensive dissection of a body donor under the supervision of leading anatomists from the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience who have created The Melbourne Academy of Surgical Anatomy. 1 year full time. On campus (Parkville).

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Gain a diagnostic-level knowledge base in valve assessment, complex cardiovascular pathology, comprehensive reporting, and a focus on transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), while also gaining CPD points. 18 months full time / 3 years part time. Online.

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Gain a diagnostic-level knowledge base in valve assessment, complex cardiovascular pathology, comprehensive reporting, and a focus on transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), while also gaining CPD points. 1 year full time / 2 years part time. Online.

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Develop your skills in generating ultrasound images and transthoracic echocardiography, with an introduction to transesophageal echocardiography while gaining CPD points. 6 months full time / 1 year part time. Online.

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Designed for health professionals currently involved in clinical teaching, develop recognised expertise and gain valuable insight and experience in clinical education theory, practice and research. 3 years part time. On campus (Parkville).

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Designed for health professionals currently involved in clinical teaching, develop recognised expertise and gain valuable insight and experience in clinical education theory, practice and research. 2 years part time. On campus (Parkville).

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Designed for health professionals currently involved in clinical teaching, develop recognised expertise and gain valuable insight and experience in clinical education theory, practice and research. 1 year part time. On campus (Parkville).

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Offered in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), this course caters to the unique challenges of teaching and learning in diverse clinical settings with advanced technologies. 3 years part time. Online.

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Offered in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), this course caters to the unique challenges of teaching and learning in diverse clinical settings with advanced technologies. 2 years part time. Online.

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Offered in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), this course caters to the unique challenges of teaching and learning in diverse clinical settings with advanced technologies. 1 year part time. Online.

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Acquire foundation skills in clinical ultrasound, and knowledge of integrating this into preoperative assessment and optimisation, intraoperative strategies, post-operative care, and quality of recovery. 1 year full time / 2 years part time. Online.

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Why study clinical and surgical education?

  • #1 University in Australia and #14 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health, (*Times Higher Education 2022 World University Rankings)
  • Many of these courses can be stacked, and you can receive Recognition of Prior Learning if you decide to continue into a higher award course. There is also the flexibility to exit early if you successfully complete the first part of a higher award course to be awarded the lower level (eg. From Graduate Diploma to Graduate Certificate).

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Clinical Education Program - Meet our graduates

The University of Melbourne’s Excellence in Clinical Teaching (EXCITE) program creates exceptional clinical educators. Courses are inter-professional, meaning you will develop a useful professional network and share diverse perspectives. You will study alongside people from many different disciplines - from physiotherapists to speech pathologists to nurses - sharing challenges and knowledge from across the spectrum of clinical experience as you develop your practice as a clinical educator.