Doctors/Masters Level

Master of Surgical Science

3 years part time(part-time study options available)
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic
Semester 1 entry

The Master of Surgical Science is an academic qualification designed for students who are eligible to practice medicine in Australia and are planning a career in surgery or a proceduralist speciality.

The content of the program is based on the JDocs Framework from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and informed by the nine competencies the RACS expect 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.

The Master of Surgical Science will provide students with foundational knowledge and skills relevant for entering surgical training as well as the opportunity to complete a minor thesis. Students will benefit from working as a doctor while they are studying as some subjects require students to draw on their clinical experience. Most subjects require attendance at up to two study days and up to two webinars each semester

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Domestic fee place

Indicative total Australian (AF) course fee:

Typical Australian (AF) course fee for 2018:

Only available part time

The typical course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one full-time year of study (1 EFTSL). If a course duration is less than one year, you will pay the indicative total course fee. Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more