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Overview

This course is available to be studied in several different study modes, including online or face-to-face. Check study modes offered in the 'course details’ section below.

In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of the face-to-face version of this course, and this will be available for students to study face-to-face or remotely in 2022. For the latest updates on course availability, visit the COVID-19 information page.

Almost two in three adult Australians are overweight or obese, with obesity the second highest contributor to the burden of disease in Australia. Equally, diabetes is estimated to affect 1.7 million Australians, with one person developing diabetes every five minutes.

Most health professionals encounter people with obesity and diabetes in their clinical practice and management options are becoming more complex.

This professional certificate will upskill doctors, nurses and allied health professionals in the evidence-based, practical management of obesity and diabetes. The management of overweight, obesity, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes is addressed, with a focus on patient-centred management, prevention strategies, lifestyle interventions, bariatric surgery, medication options and regimens, new technology and sustainability of outcomes. Different health care delivery methods and team based approaches to care are discussed.

This professional certificate is designed for medical practitioners (particularly GPs,  junior medical officers, and general physicians in rural and regional areas who are involved in diabetes care), nurses and allied health professionals with an interest in diabetes care (including pharmacists, dentists, dietitians, and exercise physiologists).

Units of study: 

  • Diabetes Management (MBHT5001) 
  • Obesity and Pre-Diabetes: Prevention and Care (MBHT5003)

Please see below under What you’ll study for unit of study details.

 

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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

Your entry requirements

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 requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

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. 

Closing date

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

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 international student visa holders. International students on other visas with study rights may apply. Also available to international students to study offshore.

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 15 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 25 June of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

Admission criteria

Admission to the Sydney Professional Certificate in Metabolic Health requires a:

  • medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent; or 
  • bachelor or postgraduate degree in nursing or allied health plus a minimum 12 months relevant experience.

Credit for previous study

For more information about the University’s credit policy, please see the Credit for Previous Studies page.

Course opportunities

After completing a Sydney Professional Certificate in Metabolic Health you may progress on to the below courses if you meet requirements. 

Some metabolic health units of study are available as a non-degree course. If you are interested in completing a non-degree unit please contact pgmed.support@sydney.edu.au. Learn more about non-degree study with Sydney Medical School

Career pathways & prospects
Future study options

The course provides advanced postgraduate training for health professionals who encounter people with diabetes and obesity in their clinical practice.

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