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SyDnEy MEDicAl SchOOl 2012

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									your guide to
POSTGRADUATE
study at
SyDnEy MEDicAl SchOOl
2012
                                                                        cOnTEnTS


our mission is to improve the health and                                OvERviEw
                                                                        02 Welcome to sydney Medical school
wellbeing of people in australia and                                    03 Postgraduate programs overview
                                                                        04 about us
elsewhere by educating and supporting
compassionate clinicians, medical scientists,                           cOURSEwORK PROGRAMS
                                                                        06 Postgraduate coursework studies
health professionals and researchers whose                              08 Courses on offer in 2012
work drives advances in health.
                                                                        RESEARch PROGRAMS
across all our education programs, our                                  17 our research
                                                                        18 Higher research degrees
vision is to develop caring, clear-thinking,                            20 Honours research
clinically outstanding, research-capable and                            21 institutes and centres

globally engaged graduates who have the                                 hOw TO APPly AnD GEnERAl infORMATiOn
capabilities to become leaders in medicine,                             22 Coursework programs
                                                                        24 Postgraduate coursework options
public health and research.                                             28 Higher research degrees




                                                 iMPORTAnT DATES
                                                 aPPliCation deadlines
                                                 DOMESTic STUDEnTS                               inTERnATiOnAl STUDEnTS                          nOTE

                                                 30 nOvEMbER 2011                                31 OcTObER 2011                                 application closing dates for some
                                                 for seMester one intake                         for seMester one intake                         scholarships and Commonwealth
                                                 15 MAy 2012                                     30 APRil 2012                                   supported places may vary.
                                                 for seMester tWo intake                         for seMester tWo intake                         see sydney.edu.au/medicine/
                                                                                                                                                 future‑students/postgraduate/
                                                                                                                                                 apply‑enrol for specific application
                                                                                                                                                 closing dates.


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               wElcOME TO                                                                                                               POSTGRADUATE
               SyDnEy MEDicAl SchOOl                                                                                                    PROGRAMS OvERviEw




We live in exciting times   no one has a crystal ball – all we can                                                POSTGRADUATE cOURSES OPEn
                            really be certain of is that change will                                              TO MEDicAl AnD nOn-MEDicAl
for medicine and health     happen, new areas of research will                                                    GRADUATES
care, and as a direct       emerge, and new technologies will be                                                  – Bioethics
                            developed. these will affect the way we                                               – Biostatistics
corollary, exciting times   care for our patients, how we prevent                                                 – Brain and Mind sciences
for medical schools.        and treat disease, how we direct our                                                  – Clinical epidemiology
every day new research      medical resources, and how we educate                                                 – Clinical trials
                            and train medical students, health and                                                – genetic Counselling
helps us to better          medical researchers, and all members of                                               – Health Communication
prevent, diagnose and       the health and medical professions.                                                   – Health Policy
                                                                                                                  – Hiv and sexual Health
treat disease. neither      More than at any time in the past,
                                                                                                                  – indigenous Health Promotion
                            lifelong learning is essential for health
the discoveries, nor the                                                                                          – indigenous Health (substance use)
                            professionals. We have designed our
speed at which they         postgraduate and short professional
                                                                                                                  – infection and immunity
                                                                                                                  – international Public Health
are being made, were        courses for medical practitioners
                                                                                                                  – Medical Humanities                  ShORT PROfESSiOnAl cOURSES                 GRADUATE-EnTRy
                            and others who work to improve                                                                                                                                         MEDicAl PROGRAM
imaginable even a couple    health outcomes in this and wider
                                                                                                                  – ophthalmic science                  (degree and non-degree)
                                                                                                                  – Pain Management                                                                the sydney Medical Program
of decades ago. nor can     communities. our courses provide new                                                                                        sydney Medical school (sMs)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   (sMP) is a four-year graduate-entry
                                                                                                                  – Psychotherapy                       offers a range of short professional
they be predicted now.      skills and the knowledge professionals                                                                                                                                 course leading to the award of the
                                                                                                                  – Public Health                       development courses for medical and
                            need to continue to make as great a         offers world-class research facilities                                                                                     undergraduate degrees of Bachelor
                                                                                                                  – Qualitative Health research         other health professionals.
                            contribution as possible in a period of     in basic and clinical sciences, and in                                                                                     of Medicine and Bachelor of
                                                                                                                  – reproductive Health sciences and
                            unprecedented change.                       public health. We are affiliated with                                           Courses are offered in many areas          surgery (MBBs).
                                                                                                                    Human genetics
                            the basis of advancements in health         outstanding researchers and research                                            including respiratory medicine, mental
                                                                                                                  – sleep Medicine                                                                 for more information on programs and
                            care is research and the acquisition of     institutes, and our students gain                                               health, diabetes, nuclear medicine, skin
                                                                        tremendous advantage through being                                                                                         admission details, see sydney.edu.au/
                            new knowledge. our aim, for all our                                                                                         cancer, sexual health, drug and alcohol
                                                                                                                  POSTGRADUATE cOURSES OPEn                                                        medicine/future‑students or contact
                            graduates, is that they contribute to       able to access this diverse range of                                            use, paediatrics and public health.
                                                                                                                  Only TO MEDicAl GRADUATES                                                        lise Mellor (lise.mellor@sydney.edu.au)
                            increases in medical knowledge. We          expertise and training opportunities.
                                                                                                                  – Clinical surgery                    Courses vary in length from one            to receive a copy of the sMP brochure.
                            focus on providing research students        following a recent review of our          – international ophthalmology         day to an entire semester, as some
                            with the training and opportunities that    research strengths and capabilities,      – Paediatric Medicine                 stand-alone professional development        for information on all courses, visit
                            will allow them to play leading roles       we have strengthened our focus on         – refractive surgery                  courses offered are existing units of       sydney.edu.au/medicine
                            in shaping the future of research and       diseases of national and international    – surgery                             study in our postgraduate programs.
                            health care.                                importance. our commitment is to
                                                                                                                                                        a number of courses are recognised by       hOw TO APPly
                            sydney Medical school is the oldest         ensure students have the foundation to    RESEARch hiGhER DEGREES               relevant professional bodies and may        see page 22 onwards for detailed
                            in australia, and one of the best,          pursue careers in research into health
                                                                                                                  (Honours and Phds)                    earn CMe points while others can be         information about how to apply,
                            which was reflected in our medical          problems that affect millions of lives.
                                                                                                                  –   Honours                           counted towards a postgraduate award.       costs and scholarships.
                            ranking of 29th in the 2011 Qs World    PROfESSOR bRUcE RObinSOn                                                            for a full listing of available courses
                                                                                                                  –   Master of Philosophy                                                          see page 23 for information about
                            university rankings. the medical school dean, sydney Medical school                                                         please visit the sMs website
                                                                                                                  –   Master of surgery (research)                                                  english-language requirements.
                                                                                                                  –   doctor of Philosophy              sydney.edu.au/medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                    you’ll find more useful information
                                                                                                                                                                                                    at sydney.edu.au/medicine/
                                                                                                                                                                                                    future‑students/postgraduate/
                                                                                                                                                                                                    apply‑enrol
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               AbOUT US




sydney Medical school was      We are committed to educating all our        We run major programs in diseases             EDUcATiOn                                 nETwORK Of lEADinG TEAchinG                  – We run major research programs
                               students to be globally focused, critical    that affect millions of lives, including      – 1285 medical students across four       hOSPiTAlS AnD RESEARch                         in cancer, cardiovascular disease,
established in 1856 and is     thinkers and well-equipped for a lifetime    cancer, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular       years of the program                    inSTiTUTES                                     diabetes, obesity, infectious diseases,
the oldest in the country.     of learning, with the skills to absorb and   disease, infectious diseases, mental          – 800 postgraduate research students      – Metropolitan clinical schools and            mental health, neuroscience, maternal
                               evaluate new evidence that will become       illness, ageing, maternal and child health.   – 1100 postgraduate                         research centres and programs at             and child health, chronic diseases
for more than 150 years,                                                                                                                                              royal Prince alfred Hospital, royal
                               available during their careers.              We are strongly committed to building           coursework students.                                                                   and ageing.
our medicine, public health                                                                                                                                           north shore Hospital, Westmead
                               our education and research programs          international research connections,           hiGh cOMPETiTivE RAnKinGS
and research graduates         rank highly across every national and        especially in south-east asia, and have
                                                                                                                                                                      Hospital, Children’s Hospital at           RESEARch cEnTRES AnD
                                                                                                                          – ranked 19th best university in the        Westmead, Concord Hospital,                inSTiTUTES
have been working in all       international competition measure. in        growing connections in China, vietnam,
                                                                                                                            world for research in biomedical and      nepean Hospital                            – our major research programs in
                               2010 researchers at sydney Medical           indonesia and india.
health fields and all around   school and affiliated institutes were
                                                                                                                            life sciences                           – rural teaching hospitals with affiliated     schools, centres and institutes,
                                                                            With an extensive and closely linked          – ranked 15th best biomedical               research centres: clinical schools
the world.                     awarded the highest amount of project        network of research institutes and              university in the world (times Higher     and departments at dubbo, orange,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   include the Bosch institute, the
                               grants from the national Health and                                                                                                                                                 Brain and Mind research institute,
                                                                            major teaching hospitals, our teachers,         education-Qs rankings 2010)               Broken Hill and lismore.                     the Centenary institute of Cancer
                               Medical research Council (nHMrC),            clinicians and researchers are directly       – first in 2010, nHMrC Project grants.                                                   Medicine and Cell Biology, the
                               reflecting the quality and impact of         involved at every level in improving                                                    RESEARch ThEMES                                Children’s Medical research Council,
                               their work.                                  health care in our own communities            inTERnATiOnAl                             – our work covers health and medical           the george institute for international
                               our research covers a wide spectrum,         and beyond.                                   – international network of partner          research from molecular basis of             Health, the kolling institute for
                               from basic sciences to the public health                                                     research institutes and medical           disease through to clinical research         Medical research, the nHMrC
                               measures needed to control epidemics.                                                        schools in asia, europe and north         and clinical trials, from public health      Clinical trials Centre, the Pain
                                                                                                                            america. formal links offer education     issues to health policy development.         Management research institute,
                                                                                                                            and research exchanges in asia          – our research covers the full spectrum        the save sight institute, the sydney
                                                                                                                            (China, vietnam, indonesia) as well       of diseases.                                 emerging infections and Biosecurity
                                                                                                                            as in leading centres in europe and                                                    institute, the Westmead Millennium
                                                                                                                            north america.                                                                         research institute and the Woolcock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   institute for Medical research.
6                    CourseWork PrograMs




                     POSTGRADUATE
                     cOURSEwORK STUDiES
at sydney Medical school we offer an extensive range of
postgraduate study opportunities, including degrees by
coursework and professional short courses and seminars.



                                                                                                                                                                                                           “it’s so enriching
                                                                                                                                                                                                            studying in an
                                          POSTGRADUATE cOURSES OPEn                  certificate to a graduate diploma), and
 fAST fAcTS:                              TO MEDicAl AnD nOn-MEDicAl                 obtain credit for coursework you have                                                                                  environment of
                                          GRADUATES
 POSTGRADUATE DEGREES
                                          We are offering 26 postgraduate
                                                                                     already completed.                                                                                                     diverse cultures,
 by cOURSEwORK
 – extensive range: 26 courses on
                                          courses at sydney Medical school           ADMiSSiOnS                                                                                                             career background
                                          for entry in 2012. a list of courses       admission requirements vary from
   offer in 2012.
                                          and brief summary are available on         program to program but in general all                                                                                  and experiences.”
 – open to medical and                                                               master’s degrees require, as a minimum,
                                          pages 24 to 26.                                                                                                                                MOnicA KUTEESA
   non-medical graduates.                                                            the completion of a bachelor’s degree
                                          Most of our courses are open to                                                                                                                Master of
 – available as master’s degrees,                                                    from a recognised university. they                                                                  international PuBliC
   graduate diplomas and                  medical and non-medical graduates, as      frequently require students to have                                                                 HealtH & ausaid
   certificates.                          long as they have qualifications and/or    completed an honours degree, although                                                               sCHolarsHiP Holder
 – full-time or part-time study           experience relevant to the program of      many will also consider professional
   options available.                     study. for more information, see the       expertise in the absence of an honours
 – Many master’s courses can              admission information listed with each     year. some specialist programs build on
   be completed in one year on a          course outline, or visit our website.      an undergraduate degree so must be in
   full-time basis.                                                                  the same field. the Master of Medicine
                                          DURATiOn
 – flexible modes of delivery, many                                                  and the Master of surgery programs
                                          Many master’s degrees can be
   available fully online.                                                           require a medical degree.                 flExiblE STUDy                             credits. all provide the opportunity to       POSTGRADUATE cOURSEwORK
                                          completed in one year of full-time
 – taught by medical scientists who                                                                                            if you are interested in a particular      upgrade your knowledge in your field or       SchOlARShiPS
                                          study, although some require up to
   are leaders in their fields.                                                      GRADUATE DiPlOMAS                         topic, you can complete individual units   find new areas of expertise.                  each year numerous scholarships are
                                          two years. in some programs you may
 – in most courses students can                                                      AnD cERTificATES                          of study without having to enrol for a     Many other short professional courses         awarded for postgraduate coursework
                                          be required to produce a research
   complete individual units of study                                                graduate diplomas and certificates        full-award course – such applicants are    are available. for a list, see our website.   study. for more information, visit
                                          dissertation once you have completed
   without enrolling for full degrees.                                               generally include subjects from the       considered ‘non-award students’.                                                         sydney.edu.au/medicine/scholawards/
                                          the coursework units of study.
                                                                                     master’s programs, and provide an                                                                                                  postgrad/coursework.php
                                          graduate diplomas can require up                                                     others may wish to undertake a unit of
 ShORT PROfESSiOnAl                                                                  exit point after fewer units of study.
                                          to one year of full-time study or                                                    study as part of an award course from       fOR MORE infORMATiOn
 cOURSES                                                                             the admission requirements for
                                          equivalent, while graduate certificates                                              another institution and are considered      the sydney Medical school website
 – extensive range, from                                                             these courses also vary. for example,     ‘cross-institutional applicants’. if you
                                          usually require half a year of full-time                                                                                         gives specific information on
   one day seminars to full                                                          admission into a graduate diploma         are in this category, you should arrange
                                          study or equivalent. these courses                                                                                               courses, content, units of study,
   semester programs.                                                                usually requires the completion of a      with your home institution to have the
                                          generally have no research component.                                                                                            admission requirements, whether
 – Courses open to medical and                                                       bachelor’s degree at a satisfactory       unit of study approved and credited         the course is available by distance or
   non-medical graduates.                 in some cases, a graduate certificate,     standard in any field from a recognised   towards your award course.                  face-to-face, and more.
 – Many recognised by professional        graduate diploma and master’s degree       institution and/or for the applicant to
   bodies and earn CMe points.            are ‘articulated’, which means they        have several years work experience.       PROfESSiOnAl DEvElOPMEnT                    sydney.edu.au/medicine
   these may be counted towards           share coursework units of study. this                                                AnD ShORT cOURSES                           for formal course requirements of
                                                                                     in most programs a satisfactory
   postgraduate award.                    allows you to transfer from one level to                                             Many of our postgraduate courses            university of sydney and sydney
                                                                                     performance allows students to
                                          another (for example, from a graduate                                                offer units that can be taken alone as a    Medical school courses, see
                                                                                     transfer to a graduate diploma and/or
                                                                                                                               professional development course. some       sydney.edu.au/handbooks
                                                                                     master’s degree, subject to approval.
                                                                                                                               units confer professional development
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                            cOURSES On OffER in 2012

biOEThicS                                   bRAin AnD MinD SciEncES                     clinicAl EPiDEMiOlOGy
Bioethics is concerned with ethical         these courses promote interdisciplinary     Clinical epidemiology is the science of
questions that arise in the context         research, encouraging investigation that    applying the best available research
of biological and health sciences,          addresses disease in areas of the brain     evidence to patient care. our courses
and reflects advances in biomedical         and mind. for example, in the search to     provide clinicians with the opportunity
technologies, as illustrated by             improve life for people with dementia,      to learn the principles of clinical
contemporary debates over cloning,          you will receive core training exposing     epidemiology and best evidence.
stem cell research, reproductive            you to several different areas.             We have designed the program to
technologies and genetic engineering.       these include the connection between        ensure you apply the theory you learn
topics include abortion, euthanasia,        basic laboratory research in alzheimer’s,   to patient-based examples, and are able
relationships between health care           Parkinson’s and Prion disease, access       to quickly integrate that theory into
providers and patients, research            to human imaging facilities for             your day-to-day work. the program
involving humans and animals, justice       research to better understand active        provides a solid foundation if you want
in the distribution of medical resources,   processes within the brain, clinical        to pursue a research career.
and ethical issues related to global        neuropsychological principles and           Admission requirements:
public health.                              interventions in degenerative dementias     normally requires either a Bachelor
                                            such as cognitive behavioural                                                         clinicAl SURGERy                             clinicAl TRiAlS RESEARch                    GEnETic cOUnSEllinG
Admission requirements:                                                                 of Medicine/Bachelor of surgery
                                            therapy and the clinical treatment of                                                 surgical training in new south Wales         this program aims to provide                a genetic counsellor, as a member of a
Bachelor’s degree in any relevant field                                                 (MBBs) or a bachelor’s degree in a
                                            movement disorders.                                                                   is provided under the auspices of the        state-of-the-art interactive learning       medical genetics team, provides families
course coordinator:                                                                     health discipline with first-class or
                                                                                                                                  royal australasian College of surgeons       opportunities in the design, conduct        with information about conditions
dr Catherine Mills                          our courses provide focused education       second-class honours.
                                                                                                                                  (raCs). the doctor of Clinical surgery       and interpretation of clinical trials so    that are caused by inherited variations
E catherine.mills@sydney.edu.au             and training for the next generation of     course coordinator:                       program is designed to be undertaken         you can make an independent and             in single genes, multi-genes and
                                            science, medical, nursing, psychiatry       Professor Jonathan Craig                  in conjunction with the surgical training    meaningful contribution to clinical         gene-environment interactions and risk.
biOSTATiSTicS                               and psychology workforces, which will       E jonathan.craig@sydney.edu.au            program of raCs to augment research,         research in australia.                      they also give information about
                                            help them meet the needs of those
Biostatistics is the application of                                                                                               leadership and communication skills.         the program in clinical trials has two      the availability of screening and
                                            suffering from disorders of the brain
statistical techniques to scientific                                                                                              this new program is taught through           pathways: research or Practice.             genetic testing, and provide support
                                            and mind.
research in health-related fields,                                                                                                clinical and non-clinical coursework and                                                 for decision-making, dealing with
including medicine and public health.       you will have access to cutting edge                                                                                               the research pathway, offered
                                                                                                                                  research. the course aims to produce         through sydney Medical school’s             the impact of test results and
Biostatisticians play essential roles       technologies such as human and animal
                                                                                                                                  surgical leaders with attitudes and skills   nHMrC Clinical trials Centre, aims          family communication.
in designing studies, analysing data        imaging equipment, animal models, the
                                                                                                                                  that meet the challenges of modern           to equip health professionals with the      genetic counsellors can work in
and creating methods to solve               sleep laboratory, the eye tracker and
                                                                                                                                  specialist surgical practice, and help       abilities to lead the design, conduct       state-provided health genetics services
research problems.                          our neurophysiology laboratory.
                                                                                                                                  students to develop research skills that     and interpretation of clinical trials and   – which provide prenatal, paediatric
our courses provide advanced                Courses are accredited with the royal                                                 equips them for an academic career.          contribute to clinical trials research.     and adult genetic counselling, including
biostatistical training for a diverse       australian College of Psychiatrists, the
                                                                                                                                  Admission requirements:                      the Practice pathway, offered through       family cancer clinics. they can also
range of students and are delivered         royal australian College of general
                                                                                                                                  a medical degree, eligibility to             the sydney nursing school, is for           work for some private providers, such
by distance learning.                       Practitioners and the australian
                                                                                                                                  undertake surgical training in nsW,          registered nurses and other health          as ivf and ultrasound clinics.
                                            Psychological society.
Admission requirements:                                                                                                           and evidence of excellence in                professionals who are currently working     Admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline,   Admission requirements:                                                               undergraduate and postgraduate               or planning to pursue a career within       relevant degree, previous studies
a proven aptitude for advanced              Bachelor’s degree in a relevant                                                       careers. additional requirements are set     the field of clinical trials practice.      in human genetics and counselling
mathematical work, and successful           discipline                                                                            by the discipline of surgery and include
                                                                                                                                                                               Admission requirements:                     experience is preferred. the enrolment
completion of an introductory course in     course coordinator:                                                                   an interview. Candidates who possess                                                     process includes an interview.
statistics (see website for details).                                                                                             an raCs fellowship or equivalent             relevant bachelor’s degree from a
                                            Professor timothy lambert
                                                                                                                                  may be granted an exemption of up to         recognised institution.                     course coordinator:
course coordinator:                         E tim.lambert@sydney.edu.au
                                                                                                                                  66 credit points.                            course coordinator:                         Professor david sillence
Professor Judy simpson                                                                                                                                                                                                     E davids@chw.edu.au
E judy.simpson@sydney.edu.au                                                                                                      course coordinator:                          Professor anthony keech
                                                                                                                                  Professor Mohamed khadra                     E tony@ctc.usyd.edu.au
                                                                                                                                  E mohamed.khadra@sydney.edu.au


see pages 24 to 26 for details of our
coursework options.
hEAlTh cOMMUnicATiOn                        hEAlTh POlicy                               hiv AnD SExUAl hEAlTh                    inDiGEnOUS hEAlTh PROMOTiOn                 inDiGEnOUS hEAlTh                            infEcTiOn AnD iMMUniTy
our health communication courses            these courses offer a critical              sexually transmitted infections (stis)   this program gives aboriginal and           (SUbSTAncE USE)                              infectious, sometimes life-threatening,
combine the expertise of the Media          perspective on how our health care          present major public health concerns     torres strait islander health workers       aboriginal and torres strait islander        diseases are found all over the world.
and Communications department in the        system operates. they emphasise             in developed and developing countries,   and practitioners the opportunity to        health professionals play a unique role      as well as increasing resistance to
faculty of arts and the school of Public    the importance of power and value           with millions of adults and children     add to their knowledge and skills in        in their communities, particularly with      antibiotics, the return of known
Health to provide comprehensive and         choices, focusing on the interaction        becoming infected with human             promoting the health of the community.      regard to clinical service delivery in the   pathogens and advance of new ones
specialised teaching.                       of governments with the private and         immunodeficiency virus (Hiv) and                                                     areas of the use and misuse of alcohol,      make infectious diseases a challenge
                                                                                                                                 our courses help you acquire the
                                            community sectors in shaping policy.        other stis each year. this program is                                                tobacco and other drugs.                     for science.
the courses will equip you with                                                                                                  expertise to identify community needs
knowledge, understanding and                this unique program will extend your        globally recognised as a leader in the   and strengths, develop a plan of action,    these courses build the clinical, public     our integrated scientific approach
expertise across media and health           professional skills. you will learn about   field and attracts many domestic and     put it into practice and then evaluate it   health and academic capacity of              reflects the current state of knowledge
disciplines. We use a cross-disciplinary,   the forces shaping the health policy        international students.                  to identify the extent to which positive    indigenous health professionals. this is     regarding infectious microorganisms
collaborative approach to areas such        environment, be able to work with           the course provides high levels of       changes have occurred.                      the highest university-level qualification   and their pathogenesis, immunology
as media production, media relations,       professional confidence across the          knowledge and skills related to the                                                  in indigenous health aspects of              and the immune responses to infection,
                                                                                                                                 Admission requirements:
organisational communication, public        health sector and be familiar with the      diagnosis, management and control                                                    substance use and misuse that is             and the epidemiology and control of
                                                                                                                                 open to people of aboriginal or torres
health, campaign development,               workings of high-level national and         of stis, including Hiv infection. the                                                recognised at a national level.              infectious diseases.
                                                                                                                                 strait islander background who have
advocacy, health promotion and              international health policy networks.       program will be of interest to a wide    a mature personality and relevant           Admission requirements:                      the program covers the principles and
bioethics. the courses are designed         students learn how to develop and           range of professionals who currently     employment experience. Criteria             open to persons of aboriginal or torres      practices advocated for the effective
to meet the needs of those                  implement health policy through the         work in the field, and those who want    taken into account when assessing           strait islander background who have          prevention or minimisation of infectious
working as, or wishing to work as,          application of knowledge to health          to develop expertise in the area.        candidates include:                         a mature personality and relevant            diseases in hospitals and laboratories,
health communicators.                       policy issues and analysis of current       Admission requirements:                                                              employment experience. the following         among the general community, and
                                                                                                                                 – experience working in aboriginal and
Admission requirements:                     health policy directions.                   Medical degree or a bachelor’s degree                                                criteria will be taken into account when     during disease outbreaks. it also
                                                                                                                                   torres strait islander communities
Bachelor’s degree with a major in the                                                   in a health discipline with first or                                                 assessing and selecting candidates:          provides training in state-of-the-art
                                            Admission requirements:                                                              – prior learning that shows you can
humanities, health, social and other        three-year degree, or an equivalent         second-class honours, or equivalent        complete a course of study                – number of years of work experience         laboratory techniques used in the
sciences or public health. Candidates       qualification approved by the university    from an approved institution.            – knowledge of, and sensitivity to,           related to alcohol, tobacco and other      disciplines of infectious diseases
without a bachelor’s degree may             of sydney.                                  course coordinator:                        working with aboriginal and torres          drug abuse                                 and immunology.
be admitted if they have sufficient                                                     associate Professor richard Hillman        strait islander people                    – prior education                            Admission requirements:
professional experience. applicants must    course coordinator:
                                                                                        E richard.hillman@sydney.edu.au          – support for your candidature from         – workplace assessment/advice/               Medical or science degree.
provide a Cv and employer references in     dr James gillespie
                                                                                                                                   their local communities and, where          support of employer.
support of their application.               E james.gillespie@sydney.edu.au                                                                                                                                               course coordinator:
                                                                                                                                   possible, your employers.                 course coordinator:                          dr Jim Manos
course coordinator:                                                                                                              course coordinator:                         associate Professor kate Conigrave           E jim.manos@sydney.edu.au
dr fiona giles                                                                                                                   Ms suzanne Plater                           E kate.conigrave@sydney.edu.au
E fiona.giles@sydney.edu.au                                                                                                      E suzanne.plater@sydney.edu.au




see pages 24 to 26 for details of our
coursework options.
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inTERnATiOnAl OPhThAlMOlOGy                  organisations (ngos) internationally        OPhThAlMic SciEncE
this program focuses on the specific         and in australia, government ministries     ophthalmic science aims to prevent
training needs of clinicians in developing   in developing countries, multilateral and   blindness, promote eye health in the
countries. it provides the skills to         bilateral agencies such as ausaid, the      community and rehabilitate those with
practise ophthalmology at the highest        united nations or the World Health          a visual disability. our courses give you
level, with emphasis on the specific         organization, australian health services    the core knowledge and understanding
diseases and pathologies of students’        and academic institutions.                  of basic ophthalmic science, which
home countries.                            Admission requirements:                       enables you to practise ophthalmology
Clinical and basic sciences are taught     entry at graduate diploma level               at the highest possible level.
online, while local and visiting mentors   normally requires a three-year degree         you will gain practical skills, including
provide clinical teaching and supervision  or equivalent qualifications. entry to the    the ability to understand the
in the students’ working environment.      master’s program normally requires at         applications of ophthalmic equipment,
                                           least a four-year full-time degree (or its    familiarity with anatomical specimens,
you will gain knowledge and practical
                                           part-time equivalent) from a recognised       prosections, radiographs and electron
skills on the prognosis and management
                                           institution. non-degree professional          micrographs, and the ability to apply
of common eye conditions, diseases
                                           qualifications and/or relevant experience     psychometric testing to obtain reliable
and injuries. there is the opportunity for
                                           and/or relevant qualifications may be         and repeatable data. graduates will be
extensive practical experience, including
                                           taken into account.                           able to apply these skills to their careers
performing ophthalmic surgery and
managing postoperative complications. course coordinator:                                in the visual sciences.
                                           associate Professor Mu li                     Admission requirements:
Medical graduates in the asia-Pacific
                                           E mu.li@sydney.edu.au                         relevant bachelor’s or medical degree.
region will gain particular benefit from
this comprehensive course, as it can                                                     course coordinator:
                                           MEDicAl hUMAniTiES
lead to qualifications endorsed by their                                                 dr John grigg
local health ministry.                     these courses explore the human side          E johng@eye.usyd.edu.au
                                           of medicine and aim to overcome the
Admission requirements:                    separation of clinical care from the
Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of                                                         PAEDiATRic MEDicinE
                                           human experience of illness through
surgery from an approved institution.                                                    Practical course topics in this program
                                           the use of concepts and analytic
                                                                                         are taught in a case-based interactive        PAin MAnAGEMEnT                              PSychOThERAPy                              PUblic hEAlTh
course coordinator:                        tools from various arts and social
                                                                                         online format by expert clinicians.           these courses expand knowledge               Psychotherapy covers a range of            our public health courses aim to
dr John grigg                              science disciplines.
                                                                                         to complement the online delivery,            in the basic sciences, concepts and          techniques that can be used to improve     improve the health of populations
E johng@eye.usyd.edu.au                    the medical humanities provide insight        active discussion is encouraged among         procedures of pain assessment and            an individual’s mental health. the aim     through knowledge (collecting data
                                             into the human condition, and offer         students and course conveners.                management, by providing clinically          of this program is to train clinicians     to develop and test explanations
inTERnATiOnAl PUblic hEAlTh                  a historical perspective on medical
                                                                                         units focus on recent advances and            relevant teaching about the principles,      to deal effectively with people who        and hypotheses), values (combining
these courses are ideal if you want          practice. Paying attention to literature
                                                                                         controversial or novel topics. they           contributors, assessment and                 suffer from psychological disorders that   ethics with knowledge to assist in
an international career in the area of       and the arts will help you develop and
                                                                                         consist of case-based interactive             management of pain and its context           cannot be helped by more traditional       decision-making), action (making
public health. the program emphasises        nurture skills of observation, analysis,
                                                                                         clinical scenarios, weekly discussion         within the community.                        psychotherapies. these include             decisions to translate research into
a modern approach to public health in        empathy, and self-reflection. the social
                                                                                         forums and self-directed learning. the        this is the premier international degree     personality disorders, generalised         policy and practice and advocate for
low- and middle-income countries.            sciences help you understand how
                                                                                         units stand alone with no prerequisites,      program in pain management, run              anxiety disorder, dysthymia and            change) and outcomes (understanding
our staff have extensive international       bioscience and medicine take place                                                                                                     chronic depression.                        research and practice to systematically
                                                                                         offering maximum flexibility in an adult      in collaboration with three leading
experience working in countries such         within cultural and social contexts and                                                                                                                                           evaluate public health programs).
                                                                                         learning environment.                         international universities and staffed       Admission requirements:
as Cambodia, China, india, indonesia,        how culture interacts with the individual
                                             experience of illness and the way we        the courses provide the latest practical      by world leaders in pain management          Medical degree or a relevant bachelor’s    Admission requirements:
vietnam, ghana, kenya, uganda and
                                             practise medicine.                          and theoretical knowledge of paediatric       treatment and research. it provides          degree with honours (equivalent            admission normally requires a minimum
sub-saharan africa.
                                                                                         medicine. Clinical leaders develop our        materials of the highest calibre in an       professional experience may be             of a four-year full-time degree (or its
the courses cover control of infectious      Admission requirements:                                                                   online format that gives complete            substituted). you also need experience     part-time equivalent) from a recognised
                                                                                         program, resulting in a curriculum that
diseases such as malaria and Hiv/aids,       normally a bachelor’s degree.                                                             flexibility and ready access for students.   in a clinical area related to mental       institution, or equivalent experience.
                                                                                         reflects many key aspects of early
as well as the new epidemic of               course coordinator:                         specialist trainee knowledge.                                                              health, and be registered to practise
                                                                                                                                       Admission requirements:                                                                 course coordinator:
non-communicable diseases.                   dr Claire Hooker                                                                                                                       in nsW with relevant professional
                                                                                         Admission requirements:                       Bachelor’s degree with honours in a                                                     associate Professor tim driscoll
the program leads to employment              E claire.hooker@sydney.edu.au                                                             health-related discipline (or equivalent     indemnity insurance.                       E tim.driscoll@sydney.edu.au
                                                                                         Medical degree.
opportunities with non-government                                                                                                      professional experience instead of           course coordinator:
                                                                                         course coordinator:
                                                                                                                                       honours), or a medical degree.               dr anthony korner
                                                                                         dr anne Morris
                                                                                                                                       course coordinator:                          E anthony_korner@wsahs.nsw.gov.au
                                                                                         E annem3@chw.edu.au
                                                                                                                                       grace tague
                                                                                                                                       E grace.tague@sydney.edu.au

see pages 24 to 26 for details of our
coursework options.
                                                                                                                                                 REPRODUcTivE hEAlTh SciEncES                 SlEEP MEDicinE                               SURGERy
                                                                                                                                                 AnD hUMAn GEnETicS
                                                                                                                                                                                              sleep medicine is a sub-specialty that       sydney Medical school is home to
                                                                                                                                                 the fields of reproductive health            impacts a number of fields, including        one of the largest academic surgical
                                                                                                                                                 science, reproductive medicine and           respiratory medicine, cardiology,            departments in australasia. our courses
                                                                                                                                                 human genetics have expanded rapidly         neurology, dentistry and psychology. the     give an understanding of the principle
                                                                                                                                                 in recent years. if you already work in      discipline also has wider implications for   of applying the best available research
                                                                                                                                                 these areas, or are a graduate looking       health sciences and public health.           evidence to patient care, and the skills
                                                                                                                                                 to embark on a career in those sectors,                                                   required for clinical research.
                                                                                                                                                 our courses offer an opportunity             our program provides up-to-date
                                                                                                                                                 to gain insight into these rapidly           information on the theory and practice       the knowledge you will develop will
                                                                                                                                                 growing disciplines.                         of sleep medicine through distance           complement the practical experience
                                                                                                                                                                                              education. the courses provide training      you obtain as advanced trainees in
                                                                                                                                                 the program aims to improve                  in clinical, theoretical and research        surgery at teaching hospitals through
                                                                                                                                                 knowledge of recent developments             techniques in the field of sleep medicine    the royal australasian College of
                                                                                                                                                 in reproductive health sciences,             and help to establish criteria for best      surgeons training program.
                                                                                                                                                 reproductive medicine and human              practice in the field.
                                                                                                                                                 genetics. it also helps students acquire                                                  Admission requirements:
QUAliTATivE hEAlTh RESEARch                Admission requirements:                     in the wet lab at sydney eye Hospital.
                                                                                                                                                 new skills for clinical practice and         Admission requirements:                      Graduate Diploma in Surgery: you must
Qualitative researchers observe people     you must hold a degree from a               Jointly offered with the university of
                                                                                                                                                 further their education in research          either a medical degree with one year        have successfully completed an MBBs
as they go about their usual activities,   recognised institution, or have passed a    auckland, it was the first program of its
                                                                                                                                                 methodology and critical appraisal of        of postgraduate experience in the            from an approved university or have
interview them, conduct focus groups,      preliminary examination or examinations     kind in the world. our lecturers include
                                                                                                                                                 relevant literature.                         field of sleep medicine, or a bachelor’s     equivalent qualifications (subject to
and examine related documents and          prescribed by sydney Medical school.        internationally recognised corneal and
                                                                                                                                                                                              degree in an appropriate discipline          approval by the dean).
images. they analyse the resulting         course coordinator:                         refractive surgeons.                                      Admission requirements:                      (such as biology or a health science)        Master of Surgery: you must have
data to gain a better understanding of     dr stacy Carter                             Admission requirements:                                   a medical degree or degree in biological     with first or second-class honours from
the issues at hand. Being a qualitative                                                                                                          or health sciences from an approved                                                       successfully completed a medical
                                           E stacy.carter@sydney.edu.au                you must have a medical degree and                                                                     an approved institution, and at least
researcher means being open to                                                                                                                   tertiary institution. graduates from                                                      degree from the university of sydney
                                                                                       either be in your final year of accredited                                                             one year of postgraduate experience
surprise and expecting the unexpected.                                                                                                           other disciplines with special interest in                                                (or equivalent). also, you must be either:
                                           REfRAcTivE SURGERy                          training with the royal australian and                                                                 in the field of sleep medicine.
Qualitative research is becoming                                                       new Zealand College of ophthalmology                      these fields may also apply. admission                                                    – a current fellow of the royal
                                           refractive surgery is an ever-expanding                                                                                                            course coordinator:
increasingly popular in health-related                                                 (ranZCo) or an equivalent body, or                        normally requires a bachelor’s degree                                                       australasian College of surgeons
                                           area within the field of ophthalmology                                                                                                             Professor Colin sullivan
fields such as medicine, public health,                                                registered to practise ophthalmology                      with first or second-class honours,                                                         (raCs) (or equivalent); or
                                           that encompasses laser and non-laser                                                                                                               E colin.sullivan@sydney.edu.au
nursing, allied health, dentistry and                                                  in your state/territory or country.                       or equivalent.                                                                            – a registered trainee on the surgical
                                           vision correction. such surgery has
health policy.                             traditionally been performed by             applicants must have medical                              course coordinator:                                                                         education and training program of
                                           surgeons in large private clinics, but in   indemnity insurance.                                      dr robert Markham                                                                           raCs (or equivalent); or
Qualitative health research can                                                                                                                                                                                                            – be currently employed as an intern or
help policymakers, clinicians, health      recent years has become accepted as         overseas-trained specialists who wish to practise         E robert.markham@sydney.edu.au
                                           part of mainstream ophthalmic care.         in australia will require documentation from the                                                                                                      resident medical officer in the public
promotion professionals and consumers                                                  royal australian and new Zealand College of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             hospital system in australia.
to understand the perspectives people      laser eye surgery is now the most           ophthalmologists (ranZCo) that they have met
                                           frequently performed eye operation          ranZCo guidelines for specialist practice in australia.
bring to their health, the values they                                                                                                                                                                                                     admission in this category requires an
hold, and the actions they take.           in australia.                               course coordinator:                                                                                                                                 interview with and approval from the
                                           our program teaches refractive surgery      dr gerard sutton                                                                                                                                    Head of the discipline of surgery, or
the course provides information and                                                    E gerard.sutton@theeyeinstitute.com.au                                                                                                              their nominee.
training specific to researching the       theory and practice, complementing
health and medical context, which is a     distance learning with a two-week                                                                                                                                                               course coordinator:
thriving and well-supported area with a    placement in an accredited refractive                                                                                                                                                           Professor James May
great research need.                       surgical centre, including time spent                                                                                                                                                           E james.may@sydney.edu.au


see pages 24 to 26 for details of our
coursework options.
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                                                                   OUR RESEARch
                                                                   MaJor tHeMes and
                                                                   disCiPlines


                                             sydney Medical school’s research is organised around
                                             six thematic areas which reflect the major global
                                             health challenges.
                                             a number of disciplines underpin these key research themes,
                                             bringing together expertise in areas such as genetics,
                                             biostatistics, imaging and public health, and providing critical
                                             input across the full spectrum of medical research.


                                             cAncER                                      infEcTiOn AnD                                 chROnic AnD
                                             finding new treatments and fighting         iMMUnOlOGicAl cOnDiTiOnS                      PREvEnTAblE DiSEASES
                                             for control of cancer                       Understanding the body’s immune               Preventing injury and reducing the
                                                                                         response to stop emerging                     burden of chronic disease
                                             Cancer research is grouped around
                                                                                         infectious diseases                           By investigating issues such as chronic
                                             seven broad areas of scientific interest:
                                             biology, etiology, prevention, early        sydney Medical school has recently            disease and ageing, our researchers
                                             detection, diagnosis and prognosis,         led the establishment of a new                are tackling the leading causes of
                                             treatment, cancer control, survivorship     multidisciplinary research and advisory       death, disability and reduced quality
                                             and outcomes research, and scientific       initiative, the sydney institute for          of life in all advanced industrialised
                                             model systems.                              emerging infectious diseases and              nations and in an increasing number of
                                                                                         Biosecurity, with the aim of managing         low-income nations.
                                             ObESiTy, DiAbETES AnD                       the threat of infectious disease,
          “My research investigates          cARDiOvAScUlAR DiSEASE                      reducing the risk, and building intelligent   REPRODUcTivE, MATERnAl AnD
          the role of growth factors         Reducing the impact of obesity,             surveillance systems.                         chilD hEAlTh
                                             diabetes and cardiovascular diseases                                                      health and wellbeing throughout
           and their mechanism in fat        with medical and lifestyle approaches       nEUROSciEncES AnD                             life including well‑timed and
           cell differentiation in insulin   sydney Medical school’s already
                                                                                         MEnTAl hEAlTh
                                                                                         Understanding the brain and nervous
                                                                                                                                       planned families
                                                                                                                                   excellent reproductive health for men,
           resistance. the findings          considerable expertise in this area will
                                             increase significantly with the planned
                                                                                         system and converting discovery           women and children, together with
          from this study will provide       creation of a major international
                                                                                         into treatment                            effective medical care, are essential
                                             biomedical precinct. it will be dedicated   our research covers a complex span        to give every individual the potential
           greater insights into the         to multidisciplinary translational          from structure to function of the brain, for a happy, healthy and productive
           nature of the multifaceted        research focused on the prevention and      spinal cord, peripheral nerves and        life. our researchers are pursuing
                                             treatment of serious chronic diseases,      muscle, through genetics, biochemistry important questions that impact upon
           metabolic syndrome.”              including cardiovascular and metabolic      and physiology to pharmacology and        the health of the local and international
                                             diseases, cancer, respiratory diseases      pathology. sydney neurophysiologists      community and cover the full spectrum
williAM SOnG                                 and neuropsychiatric conditions.            diagnose human motor control disorders from conception to lifelong health.
Phd Candidate                                                                            and our clinical neuroscientists
dePartMent of                                                                            investigate and treat the neuromuscular
endoCrinology                                                                            disorders that are a major cause of
                                                                                         ongoing disability in childhood. others
                                                                                         investigate diseases of the brain and
                                                                                         mind, including substance abuse, clinical
                                                                                         depression and dementia.
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                                                                                                                                                  Heading                                                   19


                           hiGhER RESEARch DEGREES


sydney Medical school has more than 800 students
working towards higher research degrees. students are
based across the faculty, in clinical schools, research
centres and institutes, and are engaged in an extraordinary
range of projects over a wide number of disciplines.


                                                     research degrees have two purposes.               and allows you to make contact with
                                                     the first is to prepare a substantial             them through the website and track
                                                     piece of work that represents a                   your enquiry.
                                                     significant contribution to a particular          Potential students can search this site
                                                     field of study; the second is to                  using keywords or supervisors’ names
                                                     train candidates in general research              to find research projects available in
                                                     methodology and equip them with                   their area of interest. the student can
                                                     transferable research skills.                     submit an enquiry for any listed project
                                                                                                       which will be directed to the relevant
                                                     finDinG A RESEARch                                contact person.
                                                     SUPERviSOR
                                                     Before you submit an application form             sydney.edu.au/research/opportunities
                                                     to a research degree, you must:                   find a Researcher allows you to search
                                                     – find a research supervisor with                 for researchers at the sydney Medical
                                                       expertise in the relevant field                 school by their area of expertise. it
                                                     – ensure that appropriate research                also gives information on their current
                                                       facilities are available                        grants, research activities, recent
                                                     – define your research topic.                     publications and contact details.

                                                     there are two ways you can search for             for full details visit                                          “My research looks at
                                                     a supervisor in your chosen field.                sydney.edu.au/medicine/
                                                                                                       future‑students/postgraduate/
                                                                                                                                                                        performance-related disorders
                                                     Research Supervisor connect (RSc)
                                                     this is a unique web-based system
                                                                                                       research/supervisor‑search.php                                   in wind musicians. i hope it will
 a range of scholarships are available
 to domestic and international                       developed by the university of sydney             POSTGRADUATE RESEARch                                            help students and teachers
 students enrolled in a higher                       to help students find Phd projects and
                                                     supervisors. it provides information
                                                                                                       cOORDinATORS                                                     understand the function of the
 research degree. for more                                                                             each research discipline or unit at
 information see page 28.                            about available projects and the                  sydney Medical school has at least                               soft palate and raise awareness,
                                                     research interests of supervisors,                one postgraduate coordinator. this                               so that future pedagogy can
                                                                                                       person is a staff member who approves
                                                                                                       research degree applications and gives                           optimise performance and
 DEGREE nAME                        DURATiOn
                                                                  DEGREE        cRicOS
                                                                                                       academic guidance and support to all
                                                                                                       the research students enrolled in a
                                                                                                                                                                        prevent injuries.”
                                                                  cODE          cODE
                                                                                                       particular academic discipline.
 doctor of Philosophy               3 to 4 years full time        kB000         006455J
                                                                                                                                                            AliSOn EvAnS
                                    3 to 8 years part time                                             our current postgraduate coordinators
                                                                                                                                                            Phd Candidate
 Master of Philosophy *             1 to 2 years full time        kC083         057895g                are listed on page 29 by school and
                                    2 to 4 years part time
                                                                                                                                                            sCHool of
                                                                                                       research discipline or unit. Please feel
                                                                                                                                                            PuBliC HealtH
 Master of surgery (research)       2 to 3 years full time        kC000         012841d                free to contact them by email.
                                    3 to 4 years part time

* from 2011, the Master of Philosophy can be completed concurrently with the sydney Medical Program.
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                      hOnOURS RESEARch                                                                                                                            inSTiTUTES AnD cEnTRES
                                                                                                                                                                  our researCH PoWerHouses

a research-based ‘honours year’ can improve your career                                                                                   sydney Medical school has an extensive network of
prospects or allow you to pursue a particular health and                                                                                  research centres and institutes, which push the boundaries
medical interest. Honours can also provide the gateway to                                                                                 of medical knowledge, benefiting the community with the
further academic research, such as a Phd.                                                                                                 latest developments in a wide range of disciplines.




if you are a current undergraduate         EnTRy inTO hOnOURS                                                                             our research institutes and centres           – children’s Medical Research                  – Save Sight institute aims to
student, or graduated with a bachelor’s    PROGRAMS                                                                                       include the following:                          institute conducts fundamental                 ensure ‘sight for life’ for the whole
degree in the past two years, from the     entry is competitive. to qualify for an                                                                                                        genetic research to understand the             community. its research focus aims
faculty of arts (Bachelor of liberal       honours course, you must satisfy the                                                           –   AnZAc Research institute has the            genes that are important for health            to influence better eye care through
studies only), the faculty of science      entry requirements and criteria of the                                                             long-term goal of prolonging enjoyable,     and development, and the underlying            research, teaching and service and to
or the faculty of Health sciences (or      relevant faculty and discipline. to be                                                             independent living for older people.        causes of disease.                             empower the community to become
their equivalents at other australian      considered for admission, you must:                                                                research ranges from public and                                                            advocates for eye health.
                                                                                                                                              population health to clinical research,   – The George institute for
universities), then you may be eligible    – have qualified for or be a graduate                                                                                                          international health focuses on              – Sydney Emerging infections and
to enrol in an additional honours                                                                                                             using transgenic models and cell and
                                             with a pass degree from the relevant                                                                                                         finding solutions for major health             biosecurity institute is a major
year with sydney Medical school.                                                                                                              molecular biology.
                                             faculty, or hold an equivalent                                                                                                               problems through research, policy              new hub committed to meeting
Honours programs are available in the        qualification from another institution                                                       –   The boden institute of Obesity,             development and capacity-building.             the challenge of emerging and
following disciplines:                     – have completed a relevant                                                                        nutrition and Exercise takes a broad        it has international networks                  re-emerging infectious diseases.
–   anatomy and Histology                    major relating to the intended                                                                   approach to combating and preventing        and long-term partnerships with
                                                                                                                                              obesity and lifestyle-related chronic                                                    – westmead Millennium institute
–   Biomedical science                       honours discipline                                                                                                                           universities, hospitals and research
                                                                                                                                              disease. its researchers have expertise                                                    of Medical Research is one of the
–   infectious diseases and immunology     – have achieved either a credit average                                                                                                        institutes worldwide.
                                                                                                                                              across the whole human lifecycle,                                                          largest medical research centres in
–   Pathology                                in the relevant senior units of study
                                                                                                                                              from pre-gestation to old age.            – The heart Research institute targets           australia. its researchers are leaders
–   Pharmacology                             (or equivalent at another institution)
                                                                                                                                                                                          the origins and mechanisms of the              in basic and clinical medical research,
–   Physiology.                            – have met the science Weighted                                                                –   The bosch institute tackles major           disease of blood vessels that cause            with a ‘bench to bedside’ philosophy
                                             average Mark (sCiWaM*)                                                                           questions about health and illness,
in addition to projects directly offered                                                                                                                                                  heart disease and stroke.                      aimed at translating basic research
                                             requirement of at least 65 if applying                                                           with a focus on regenerative medicine,
by these disciplines, many collaborative                                                                                                                                                – Kolling institute of Medical                   into successful clinical outcomes.
                                             through the faculty of science                        “doing honours was an inspirational        organ repair and transplantation.
projects are hosted by sydney Medical                                                                                                                                                     Research focuses on molecular                – woolcock institute of Medical
                                           – satisfy any additional criteria set by                 experience. it allowed me to
school’s hospital-based clinical schools                                                                                                  –   brain & Mind Research institute             medicine. Programs include cancer              Research concentrates on research in
                                             the relevant head of discipline                        perform research independently
and associated research institutes.                                                                                                           brings together clinical and basic          genetics, cardiac injury and repair,           the fields of asthma, sleep disorders,
                                           – be aware that admission is also subject                in an ever-growing field, and
Many of the projects in subject areas                                                                                                         neurosciences research in australia,        neurogenetics, genetic screening, pain         chronic obstructive pulmonary
                                             to the availability of an appropriate                  equipped me with skills that i will
and disciplines described in this guide                                                                                                       including discovery, innovative and         management and renal medicine.                 disease, environmental respiratory
                                             supervisor and project.                                use for the rest of my life.”
are also available as honours projects.                                                                                                       integrative research strategies, clinical                                                  problems, allergy and cystic fibrosis.
                                           for more details see sydney.edu.au/                     MARK KRivOGRAD                             product development and application       – national centre for immunisation
for more information, including how to                                                                                                                                                    Research and Surveillance of
                                           medicine/future‑students/honours                        Honours graduate                           of research initiatives.
apply, see sydney.edu.au/medicine/                                                                                                                                                        vaccine Preventable Diseases
future‑students/honours                                                                                                                   –   centenary institute of cancer               carries out research and surveillance
                                                                                                                                              Medicine and cell biology focuses           on all aspects of immunisation.
                                           * sCiWaM is the average mark received by a                                                         on immunology and molecular
    if you wish to discuss your honours    student for all the units of study they take in their                                              medicine, and their applications to the – The nhMRc clinical Trials centre                 for a full list of our research
    research project, please contact       second and third year. there is a ‘WaM calculator’
                                                                                                                                              diagnosis, prevention and treatment         is a leader in clinical trials research in
                                           on the faculty of science website (sydney.edu.au/
                                                                                                                                                                                          australia, coordinating its own – and          centres and institutes, and to find
    the research coordinator from the      science/cstudent/ug/wam.shtml), which is also                                                      of diseases that are important in
                                           useful for calculating their sCiWaM.                                                                                                           assisting others in conducting –               out how you can join their programs
    discipline you are interested in. a                                                                                                       developed and developing countries.
                                           you do not to have a major in or to have been taught
                                                                                                                                                                                          large-scale, multi-centre trials.              visit sydney.edu.au/medicine/
    list of coordinators can be found      by members of a particular discipline in order to                                                                                                                                             research/units/networks.php
    on page 29.                            do an honours program, but your undergraduate
                                           subjects must be relevant to the topic of your
                                           honours project.
22                   HoW to aPPly and
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                                                                                                                                               cOSTS AnD SchOlARShiPS                     their income reaches the minimum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   EnGliSh lAnGUAGE
                                                                                                                                               all postgraduate coursework courses        threshold for compulsory repayment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   REQUiREMEnTS
                                                                                                                                               are fee-paying, the only exceptions        alternatively they can make discounted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   if english is not your first language,
                                                                                                                                               being the graduate diploma in              upfront payments.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   you must demonstrate english-
                                                                                                                                               indigenous Health Promotion and the        the following courses offer a number     language proficiency by one of the
                                                                                                                                               indigenous Health (substance use)          of publicly funded Commonwealth          following means before we can
DOMESTic STUDEnTS                          inTERnATiOnAl STUDEnTS                      DiSTAncE/OnlinE EDUcATiOn                               program, which are HeCs-HelP               supported Places (CsPs) to               confirm your admission.
                                                                                       international students applying for                     eligible courses.                          domestic students:
if you are an australian or new            if you not are an australian or new                                                                                                                                                     1. Provide evidence of satisfactory
Zealand citizen or an australian           Zealand citizen or an australian            distance education courses do so                        fees are payable before each semester      –   Brain and Mind sciences                 achievement in tertiary studies
permanent resident then you are a          permanent resident then you are an          through the Postgraduate student                        and relate to the cost of the units of     –   Clinical epidemiology                   in which the exclusive language
domestic applicant.                        international applicant. you will be        administration unit. for more                           study in which you are enrolling for       –   Health Policy                           of the institution (including
                                           considered as a domestic applicant if       information visit our website:                          that semester. each year course costs      –   indigenous Health (substance use)
for detailed information on application,                                                                                                                                                                                              instruction, examination and
                                           you hold dual citizenship with australia,   sydney.edu.au/medicine/                                 increase by approximately 5 percent.       –   indigenous Health Promotion
admission and enrolment procedures,                                                                                                                                                                                                   assessment) was english.
                                           or new Zealand and another country.         future‑students/postgraduate/                                                                      –   infection and immunity
including the coursework application                                                                                                           as a rough guide, it is anticipated that
                                                                                       apply‑enrol                                                                                                                                 2. achieve the required grades in the
form for domestic students and a list of                                                                                                       the annual fees for students starting      –   Psychotherapy
                                           fAcE-TO-fAcE cOURSEwORK                                                                                                                                                                    english for academic Purposes
essential documentation, visit:                                                        clOSinG DATES fOR                                       coursework programs in 2012 will be:       –   Public Health
                                           the university’s international office                                                                                                                                                      course at the university’s Centre
sydney.edu.au/medicine/                                                                inTERnATiOnAl APPlicATiOnS:                                                                        –   Qualitative Health research.
                                           processes all international student                                                                 – domestic students:                                                                   for english teaching (Cet).
future‑students/postgraduate/              applications. the international office is   31 october* for semester one                              between $17,600 and $22,000              student eligibility is assessed on
apply‑enrol                                                                            (commencement in March)                                                                                                                     3. achieve the required grades on
                                           an important resource for international                                                             – international students:                  merit. similar to the fee-HelP loan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      an international english language
                                           students as it helps with application and   30 april* for semester two                                approximately $35,800.                   students can repay their fees through
clOSinG DATES fOR DOMESTic                                                                                                                                                                                                            testing system (ielts) or test
APPlicATiOnS:                              enrolment procedures and gives advice       (commencement in July)                                                                             the taxation system or make upfront
                                                                                                                                               for detailed information about fees                                                    of english as a foreign language
30 november* for semester one              on admission requirements. for detailed                                                                                                        payments. the number of CsPs offered
                                                                                                                                               and scholarships for domestic and                                                      (toefl) test.
(commencement in March)                    information on application, admission                                                                                                          depends on the course. application
                                                                                       * Please note that application closing dates for some   international students, visit
                                           and enrolment procedures, visit:                                                                                                               closing dates for CsPs are usually       for more information on these tests,
15 May* for semester two                                                               scholarships and Commonwealth-supported places          sydney.edu.au/medicine/
                                           sydney.edu.au/medicine/                     may vary. for specific application closing dates, see                                              earlier than the normal closing dates.   please visit the ielts website
(commencement in July)                                                                 sydney.edu.au/medicine/future‑students/
                                                                                                                                               future‑students/postgraduate/
                                           future‑students/postgraduate/                                                                                                                                                           (www.ielts.org) or the toefl
                                                                                       postgraduate/apply‑enrol                                costs‑scholarships                         for full details visit these websites:
late applications may be considered.       apply‑enrol                                                                                                                                                                             website (www.ets.org/toefl).
                                                                                                                                               GOvERnMEnT SUPPORT fOR                     sydney.edu.au/medicine/
                                           send completed international student                                                                                                                                                    for full details of english language
                                                                                                                                               DOMESTic STUDEnTS                          future‑students/postgraduate/
                                           coursework application forms with the                                                                                                                                                   requirements, visit our website:
                                                                                                                                               australian citizens with fee-paying        costs‑scholarships
                                           additional documentation listed on the       PlEASE nOTE
                                                                                                                                               places may be eligible to obtain a                                                  sydney.edu.au/medicine/
                                           form to:                                     as information is subject to change,                                                              www.goingtouni.gov.au
                                                                                                                                               fee-HelP loan from the federal                                                      future‑students/postgraduate/
                                                                                        please refer to our website for                                                                                                            apply‑enrol
                                           international office                                                                                government to pay their tuition
                                                                                        current information.
                                           level 4, Jane foss russell Building (g02)                                                           fees. students repay their loan
                                           the university of sydney                     sydney.edu.au/medicine/                                through the taxation system once
                                           nsW 2006                                     future‑students
                                           australia
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Master of Bioethics*                                                                                      1        Pt/ft                                             lC047          054972a            48           graduate diploma in indigenous Health Promotion                                                             1            Pt                                              kf022           n/a               48
graduate diploma in Bioethics                                                                             1        Pt/ft                                             lf037          054971B            36           Master of indigenous Health (substance use)                                                               2            ft                                              kC068           n/a               48
graduate Certificate in Bioethics                                                                        .5        Pt/ft                                             lg019           n/a               24           graduate diploma in indigenous Health (substance use)                                                       1            ft                                              kf049           n/a               36
Master of Biostatistics                                                                                 3Pt           Pt                                             kC044           n/a               72           graduate Certificate in indigenous Health (substance use)                                                   .8           ft                                              kg012           n/a               24
graduate diploma in Biostatistics                                                                       2Pt           Pt                                             kf034           n/a               48           Master of Medicine (infection and immunity)#                                                                1         Pt/ft                                             kC050          053964J            48
graduate Certificate in Biostatistics                                                                   1Pt           Pt                                             kg003           n/a               24           Master of science in Medicine (infection and immunity)#                                                     1         Pt/ft                                             kC051          053871C            48
Master of Brain and Mind sciences in Psychiatry                                                        3Pt           Pt                                              kC090           n/a               72           graduate diploma in infection and immunity                                                                  1         Pt/ft                                             kf040          053873a            36
Master of Brain and Mind sciences                                                                      2Pt           Pt                                              kC089          068825g            48           graduate Certificate in infection and immunity                                                              1         Pt/ft                                             kg005          053872B            24
graduate diploma in Brain and Mind sciences                                                            1Pt           Pt                                              kf067          068826g            36           Master of international ophthalmology*                                                                      1         Pt/ft                                             kC069           n/a               48
graduate Certificate in Brain and Mind sciences                                                        1Pt           Pt                                              kg019          068827f            24           graduate diploma in international ophthalmology                                                             1         Pt/ft                                             kf048           n/a               36
Master of Medicine (Clinical epidemiology)*                                                              1        Pt/ft                                             kC055          053865a            48           Master of international Public Health*                                                                      1         Pt/ft                                             kC053          054758g            48
Master of science in Medicine (Clinical epidemiology)*                                                   1        Pt/ft                                             kC056          053863C            48           graduate diploma in international Public Health                                                             1         Pt/ft                                             kf029          031688f            36
graduate diploma in Medicine (Clinical epidemiology)                                                     1        Pt/ft                                             kf042          053864B            36           Master of Medical Humanities                                                                               1         Pt/ft                                             kC070          046974k            48
graduate diploma of science in Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                graduate diploma in Medical Humanities                                                                     1         Pt/ft                                             kf050          046975J            36
                                                                                                         1        Pt/ft                                             kf043          053862d            36
(Clinical epidemiology)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       graduate Certificate in Medical Humanities                                                                 .5        Pt/ft                                             kg013          071479f            24
graduate Certificate in Clinical epidemiology                                                           .5        Pt/ft                                             kg007          071480B            24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master of Medicine (ophthalmic science)                                                                    1         Pt/ft                                             kC047           n/a               48
Master of Clinical trials (research)                                                                      1        Pt/ft                                             kC096           n/a               48
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master of science in Medicine (ophthalmic science)                                                         1         Pt/ft                                             kC048           n/a               48
graduate diploma in Clinical trials (research)                                                            1        Pt/ft                                             kf061           n/a               36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       graduate diploma in Medicine (ophthalmic science)                                                          1         Pt/ft                                             kf037           n/a               36
graduate Certificate in Clinical trials (research)                                                        1        Pt/ft                                             ke020           n/a               24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       graduate diploma of science in Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1        Pt/ft                                             kf038           n/a               36
Master of Clinical trials (Practice)                                                                     1        Pt/ft                                             gC068           n/a               48           (ophthalmic science)
graduate diploma in Clinical trials (Practice)                                                           1        Pt/ft                                             gf026           n/a               36           Master of Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)                                                                     1        Pt/ft                                              kC073           n/a               48
graduate Certificate in Clinical trials (Practice)                                                       1        Pt/ft                                             gg015           n/a               24           graduate diploma in Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)                                                           1        Pt/ft                                              kf053           n/a               36
graduate diploma in genetic Counselling                                                                  1           ft                                             kf060           n/a               36           graduate Certificate in Medicine (Paediatric Medicine)                                                      .5        Pt/ft                                              kg016           n/a               24
Master of genetic Counselling                                                                           2            ft                                             kC095           n/a               96           Master of Medicine (Pain Management)*                                                                        1        Pt/ft                                             kC057           n/a               48
Master of Health Communication                                                                           1        Pt/ft                                             dC064          063948d            48           Master of science in Medicine (Pain Management)*                                                             1        Pt/ft                                             kC058           n/a               48
graduate diploma in Health Communication                                                                 1        Pt/ft                                             df040          063949C            36           graduate diploma in Medicine (Pain Management)                                                               1        Pt/ft                                             kf044           n/a               36
graduate Certificate in Health Communication                                                            .5        Pt/ft                                             dg036          063950k            24           graduate diploma of science in Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1        Pt/ft                                             kf045           n/a               36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       (Pain Management)
Master of Health Policy                                                                                   1        Pt/ft                                             kC054          053869g            48
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       graduate Certificate in Pain Management                                                                     .5        Pt/ft                                             kg008           n/a               24
graduate diploma in Health Policy                                                                         1        Pt/ft                                             kf041          053868J            36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master of Medicine (Psychotherapy)                                                                         3Pt           Pt                                              kC012           n/a               72
graduate Certificate in Health Policy                                                                   1Pt          Pt                                              kg006           n/a               24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master of science in Medicine (Psychotherapy)                                                              3Pt           Pt                                              kC045           n/a               72
Master of Medicine (Hiv)/Master of Philosophy                                                            2            ft                                               tBC             n/a             48^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master of Public Health*                                                                                    1        Pt/ft                                             kC052          054757g            48
Master of science (Hiv)/Master of Philosophy                                                             2            ft                                               tBC             n/a             48^
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Master of Public Health (Professional Practice)**                                                            .5        Pt/ft                                             kC088           n/a               60
Master of Medicine (Hiv)                                                                                 1.5       Pt/ft                                               tBC             n/a               48
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       graduate diploma in Public Health                                                                          1         Pt/ft                                             kf000          006457g            36
Master of science in Medicine (Hiv)                                                                      1.5       Pt/ft                                               tBC             n/a               48
graduate diploma in Medicine (Hiv)                                                                        1        Pt/ft                                               tBC             n/a               36
graduate diploma of science in Medicine (Hiv)                                                             1        Pt/ft                                               tBC             n/a               36


degree codes are subject to change. for current information,
please refer to our website: sydney.edu.au/medicine
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 Master of Qualitative Health research                                                                              1         Pt/ft                                              kC087          068819f            48
 graduate diploma in Qualitative Health research                                                                    1         Pt/ft                                              kf056          068820B            36
 graduate Certificate in Qualitative Health research                                                               1Pt           Pt                                              kg018           n/a               24
 Master of Medicine (refractive surgery)                                                                           1         Pt/ft                                             kC075           n/a               48
 graduate diploma in Medicine (refractive surgery)                                                                  1        Pt/ft                                             kf055           n/a               36
 Master of Medicine (reproductive Health sciences &
                                                                                                                    2         Pt/ft                                             kC085          066134g          48^
 Human genetics)/Master of Philosophy
 Master of Medicine (reproductive Health sciences &
                                                                                                                    2         Pt/ft                                             kC086          066135f          48^
 Human genetics)/Master of Philosophy
 Master of science in Medicine (reproductive Health
                                                                                                                   2Pt           Pt                                              kC077           n/a               48
 sciences & Human genetics)
 Master of science in Medicine (reproductive Health
                                                                                                                   2Pt           Pt                                              kC078           n/a               48
 sciences & Human genetics)
 Master of Medicine (sleep Medicine)                                                                              2.5Pt       Pt/ft                                              kC041           n/a               60
 Master of science in Medicine (sleep Medicine)                                                                   2.5Pt          Pt                                              kC042           n/a               60
 graduate diploma in Medicine (sleep Medicine)                                                                     2Pt           Pt                                              kf031           n/a               48
 graduate diploma of science in Medicine (sleep Medicine)                                                          2Pt           Pt                                              kf032           n/a               48
 Master of surgery (by coursework)                                                                                   1        Pt/ft                                              kC049          006454k            48
 graduate diploma in surgery                                                                                         1        Pt/ft                                              kf039          058360g            36
 doctor of Clinical surgery                                                                                         3         Pt/ft                                              kB004          068818g           144


* Honours available – 60 credit points required. a quota is applied to this degree.
** MPH (Professional Practice) open to students who have completed their MPH and have an average weighted mark of 75% or more in their first 24 units of
coursework. Places are limited and candidates will be selected on merit. 60 credit points are comprised of 48 credit points from MPH plus 12 credit points from
practice placement.
# research option available – 60 credit points required.
^ Plus research thesis.
ft = full time, Pt = Part time.
tBC = to be confirmed.
session 1: for most courses session 1 is from the beginning of March until June.
session 2: for most courses session 2 is from the end of July until november.




 degree codes are subject to change. for current information,
 please refer to our website: sydney.edu.au/medicine
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hOw TO APPly                               send completed forms with the              send completed application forms with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        research will lead
Before you submit an application form      appropriate documentation to:              the appropriate documentation to:                                                                                                to the development
for a research degree, you must:           student services
                                           edward ford Building (a27)
                                                                                      international office
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        of new treatments
– find a research supervisor with
  expertise in the relevant field          the university of sydney nsW 2006          the university of sydney nsW 2006                                                                                                for intractable pain
– ensure that appropriate research
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– define your research topic.
                                           We accept applications for research        inTERnATiOnAl APPlicATiOnS
for more details, visit our ‘research      degrees all year round. there are two      We accept applications for research                                                                           SwEThA MURAli
supervisor Connect’ and ‘find a            main enrolment and induction periods.      degrees all year round. there are two                                                                         Phd Candidate
researcher’ websites (see page 18).        applications must be received by           main enrolment and induction periods, in
                                           31 January for the february intake and     february and July. applications must be
DOMESTic APPlicAnTS
                                           31 May for the July intake.                received by 31 october for the february
if you are an australian or new Zealand
                                                                                      intake and 30 april for the July intake.
citizen or an australian permanent         inTERnATiOnAl STUDEnTS
resident you are considered to be a        if you are not an australian or new        Closing dates for scholarships may vary;
domestic applicant.                        Zealand citizen or an australian           see sydney.edu.au/scholarships

for detailed information on application,   permanent resident you are considered                                                  RESEARch cOORDinATORS
admission and enrolment procedures,        to be an international applicant.
                                                                                       EnGliSh lAnGUAGE                           DiSciPlinE                                   cOORDinATOR                                              EMAil
including the research application form    for details about the application,          REQUiREMEnTS
                                                                                                                                  Anaesthesia                                  Professor Peter kam                                      medicine.pgc-anaesthesia@sydney.edu.au
for domestic students and a list of        admission and enrolment process for         if english is not your first language,
essential accompanying documentation,      international students, visit                                                          Anatomy and histology                        dr frank lovicu                                          medicine.pgc-anatomy@sydney.edu.au
                                                                                       you must demonstrate english-
see sydney.edu.au/medicine/                sydney.edu.au/medicine/                     language proficiency before we can         biomedical Science                           dr fazlul Huq                                            fazlul.huq@sydney.edu.au
future‑students/postgraduate/              future‑students/postgraduate/               confirm your admission. see page 23.       brain and Mind Research institute            associate Professor sharon naismith                      sharon.naismith@sydney.edu.au
apply‑enrol                                apply‑enrol                                                                            centenary institute of cancer Medicine and   dr Christopher semsarian                                 c.semsarian@centenary.org.au
                                                                                                                                  cell biology
                                                                                                                                  children’s Medical Research institute        dr tracy Bryan                                           tbryan@cmri.org.au
fEES AnD SchOlARShiPS                      who enrol full-time in research higher     as a rough guide, it is anticipated         clinical Ophthalmology and Eye health        dr Michele Madigan                                       medicine.pgc-eye@sydney.edu.au
DOMESTic STUDEnTS                          degrees within the sydney Medical          that the annual fees for international      General Practice                             Professor tim usherwood                                  medicine.pgc-genprac@sydney.edu.au
the federal government-funded              school. scholarships are awarded on        research students starting in 2012
                                                                                                                                  heart Research institute                     dr Clare Hawkins                                         clare.hawkins@sydney.edu.au
research training scheme (rts)             the basis of academic merit and any        will range from $31,000 to $36,000,
                                                                                                                                  infectious Diseases and immunology           dr allison abendroth                                     medicine.pgc-immunology@sydney.edu.au
covers tuition fees for all domestic       other criteria stipulated for individual   depending on the course. each year
research students for four full-time       scholarships. for more information see     study costs increase by around 5 percent.   Kolling institute of Medical Research        dr Carolyn scott                                         cscott@med.usyd.edu.au

or eight part-time years for doctorate     sydney.edu.au/medicine/                    for detailed information, see               Medical humanities and bioethics             Ms lindy gaze                                            lindy.gaze@sydney.edu.au
candidates; and two full-time or four      future‑students/scholarships               sydney.edu.au/medicine/                     Medicine                                     Professor gary Halliday (royal Prince alfred Hospital)   medicine.pgc-medicine@sydney.edu.au
part-time years for master’s candidates.                                                                                                                                       dr vasikaran naganathan (Concord Hospital)
                                           for information about australian           future‑students                                                                          dr diana learoyd (northern Clinical school)
in effect, so long as domestic students    Postgraduate awards and nHMrC              for information about scholarships for
                                                                                                                                                                               Professor Jacob george (Western Clinical school)
complete their research degrees within     scholarships visit the university’s        international students visit                nhMRc clinical Trials centre                 associate Professor anthony keech                        tony@ctc.usyd.edu.au
the specified periods, they are not        research office website:                   sydney.edu.au/future_students/              Obstetrics, Gynaecology and neonatology      dr kirsten Black                                         medicine.pgc-obsgyn@sydney.edu.au
required to pay tuition fees.              sydney.edu.au/future_students/             costs_scholarships.shtml and                Paediatrics and child health                 dr russell C. dale                                       medicine.pgc-paediatrics@sydney.edu.au
                                           costs_scholarships.shtml                   www.jason.edu.au
for detailed information about fees                                                                                               Pathology                                    dr Paul Witting                                          medicine.pgc-pathology@sydney.edu.au
visit sydney.edu.au/medicine/              another useful resource is a large                                                     Pharmacology                                 dr robert vandenberg                                     medicine.pgc-pharmacology@sydney.edu.au
future‑students/postgraduate/              database that includes many                SUMMER SchOlARShiPS
costs‑scholarships                         scholarships funded by organisations       summer research scholarships are            Physiology                                   dr Margot day                                            medicine.pgc-physiology@sydney.edu.au

                                           external to the university of sydney:      a unique opportunity for domestic           Psychological Medicine                       dr glenn Hunt                                            medicine.pgc-psych@sydney.edu.au
scholarships are available to support                                                 undergraduate students to obtain
                                           www.jason.edu.au                                                                       Public health                                associate Professor susan Quine                          medicine.pgc-health@sydney.edu.au
postgraduate coursework.                                                              research experience and work with           Rural health                                 associate Professor Joe Canalese                         medicine.pgc-rural@sydney.edu.au
sydney Medical school and the Medical      inTERnATiOnAl STUDEnTS                     well-established researchers in
                                                                                                                                  Surgery                                      associate Professor ross smith                           medicine.pgc-surgery@sydney.edu.au
foundation offer numerous scholarships     Postgraduate research degrees are          high-quality medical research facilities.
                                           fee-paying courses. fees are payable                                                   woolcock institute of Medical Research       Professor norbert Berend aM                              nberend@med.usyd.edu.au
to australian and new Zealand citizens                                                for detailed information visit
or permanent residents of australia        before each semester.                      sydney.edu.au/medicine/research/srs
Sydney Medical School
Student Services
T +61 2 9351 3132
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