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Learn more about our online internal medicine program with Program Director, Associate Professor Leo Davies.

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Overview

The Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) is a practical and clinically focused course that will refine your ability to diagnose, investigate and manage common and important diseases in adults. It will guide your care of patients and will be readily integrated into your daily clinical work.

This course was launched in 2017 and is delivered jointly by the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne, bringing a unique breadth of teaching and clinical experience.

Study at a basic or advanced level in most of the medical specialties, and tailor the degree to your needs and interests. A broad range of elective units are also offered, including units in clinical teaching, statistical analysis, grant writing and other research skills.

The largely online nature of the course means that you can continue your educational program during rotation to suburban, rural and regional hospitals.

100% online course delivery

This course is offered through our interactive online learning environment, giving you the flexibility to tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle.

All stream specific units are online. There is one capstone unit however; that does have a  face-to-face component. 

Who should study this course?

  • Medical graduates who are working in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction and undertaking training with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians
  • Trainees and established clinicians working in emergency medicine, intensive care medicine or adult general practice.

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

Shared pool

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your admission criteria

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission criteria’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates: 

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Not available to student visa holders or to offshore international students. International students in Australia on other visas with study rights may apply.

Standard closing dates: 

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

The Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Internal Medicine) requires the completion of 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

INTM stream specific units are offered at a basic and advanced level and over the next 2 years, all the major subspecialties will be available.

Basic units are aimed at the level of knowledge expected for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) Basic Training examination, while advanced units provide an introduction to subspecialty practice.

It is recommended that students who are working full-time consider undertaking no more than 6 - 12 credit points per semester. Please note most of the INTM stream specific units of study are 3 credit points. All other units are 6 credit points. All core learning material is delivered online and some units of study have an intensive face-to-face teaching session.

Explore the Medicine and Health Postgraduate Handbook to learn more about what you will study as part of this degree:

Units of study

Admission criteria

Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Internal Medicine) requires a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and the following:

  • current medical registration in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction
  • current or prior employment as a medical practitioner in a clinical setting in an Australian or New Zealand jurisdiction.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually and may be changed without notice.

Future study options

Students who complete the requirements for the graduate certificate are eligible to transfer to the graduate diploma or Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine).

Career Pathways

The program has been designed to enable you to diagnose, investigate and manage the common and important adult diseases of the organ systems. The knowledge you gain will be directly applicable to patient care and readily integrated into your day-to-day work.

The coursework focuses on clinical skills, rational use of investigative technology, appropriate therapeutic decision making, inclusive patient management, and assumes a working knowledge of the basic sciences.

The program will emphasise evidence-based practice while providing guidance in areas where the evidence base is lacking or inconclusive.

Domestic students

International students

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