Master of Surgery
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The Master of Surgery allows students to acquire a university qualification demonstrating mastery of surgical competence to support their career goals and life-long learning skills. The program is designed as a combination of units with three broad characteristics: hands-on surgical skills with rigorously assessed competencies; practice of surgery in a framework of ethics, education and research; and enhancement of leadership capabilities. Through a comprehensive approach to developing surgical expertise, and with the highly developed technical input from the academic surgeons, the Master of Surgery provides a unique opportunity for surgeons to further develop their competence, knowledge and understanding as professionals, leaders and scholars in the area of surgery.
- Develops essential surgical qualities including a commitment to lifelong learning, research, teaching, ethics and professionalism
- A range of sub-specialisations available
|North Ryde (Sydney)|
Minimum course duration
|2 years full-time|
The Master of Surgery is ideally suited to those entering into a surgical career pathway. Applicants must have two years postgraduate experience, including evidence of a commitment to surgical training.
Fees quoted are the estimated payable fees for the relevant degree in 2015, based on a typical credit load calculation per academic session. An individual student's credit load may change in each academic session. The University reviews per credit point fees each year and fees may change year on year. For courses of more than one year in duration, students will pay the fee that is current for the year of enrolment. Students may incur other fees, charges and conditions for each session in which they enrol and are advised to check these with the University before enrolment. More information on tuition fees.
• Australian MBBS or recognised equivalent registrable qualification
• Full registration as a medical practitioner in jurisdiction of residence or citizenship
• Certificate of Good Standing with registration authority in jurisdiction of residence or citizenship
• Eligibility for medical registration in Australia (if studying in Australia)
• Two years of clinical experience with demonstrated commitment to a career in surgery
English Language Requirements
IELTS of 7.0 overall with minimum 7.0 in each band, or equivalent
All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification
Work experience requirements
You should contact The Australian School of Advanced Medicine before applying to the University. E: email@example.com
Applicants should provide a structured Curriculum Vitae, cover letter, two written references. An entrance interview may be required.
Candidates may undertake study externally to Macquarie University; availability subject to adequate arrangements with an ASAM-approved supervisor. For candidates who are not on campus at Macquarie University Hospital, enrolment if possible providing they have ample support to ensure the required assessment tasks can be completed. These candidates may also need to have a component of residential periods at Macquarie University.
Admission to the program is at the discretion of the Dean of ASAM.
What you will study
|General requirements||Credit Points|
|Minimum number of credit points at 800 level or above||64|
|Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below|
Specific minimum requirements:
The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this master
|800 level or above||Credit Points|
|Required||AHMC801||Safety and Quality in Hospital Care||4|
|Required||AMED836||Ethics and Professionalism||4|
|Required||MEDI832||Evidence Based Practice||4|
|Required||MSP801||MSurg Surgical Elective 1||4|
|Required||MSP802||MSurg Surgical Elective 2||4|
|Required||MSP803||MSurg Surgical Elective 3||4|
|Required||MSP804||MSurg Surgical Elective 4||4|
|Required||MSP805||MSurg Surgical Elective 5||4|
|Required||MSP806||MSurg Surgical Elective 6||4|
|Required||MSP807||MSurg Surgical Elective 7||4|
|Required||MSP808||MSurg Surgical Elective 8||4|
|Required||MSP809||MSurg Surgical Elective 9||4|
|Required||MSP810||MSurg Surgical Elective 10||4|
|Total credit points required to satisfy this master||64|
- There is a range of specialisations available for this degree. Please contact the Medical Education Office for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2015 ONLY.
It is meant as a guide only, to plan your enrolment or study please see the official Handbook.
For more information please read the courses disclaimer.
Specialist medical practice in the public and private sectors, and
academic appointments in research and teaching.
'My experience in this program has been thoroughly rewarding both from a clinical and technical point of view.
The format of the degree is such that you work in close contact with the advanced scholars, receiving feedback at every stage. This provides an invaluable stimulus for reflecting upon your own performance both clinically and academically.
The weekly reflective practice meetings have given me an opportunity improve my literature search techniques as well as to acquire new presentation skills.
The facilities and technology available at Macquarie University Hospital is ideal for learning. The opportunity to record your operation and then receive a voice feedback from your advanced scholar at each step of the operation is truly fascinating. The anatomy lab provides endless opportunities to prepare prior to an operation and appreciate the anatomical landmarks of various surgical approaches.
Last but not least, a magnificent institution is made up primarily by its staff and not the technology available. The staff of ASAM, as well as of Macquarie Neurosurgery, have a strong sense of teamwork coupled with an unparallel commitment to teaching. My experience would not have been as rewarding without their support. With this degree, I am more prepared to embark in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Surgical Education and Training program in Neurosurgery.'
Australian School of Advanced Medicine Postgraduate Studies
Professor Michael Morgan, Dean of Medicine at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, sees postgraduate coursework programs as value-adding to doctors lives. He introduces Macquarie's state of the art teaching hospital with advanced equipment including the only Gamma Knife in Australia. Professor Morgan describes the School's programs as patient focused, hands-on, competency based and rigorously assessed.