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Overview

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 medical practitioners encounter people with obesity and diabetes in their clinical practice. Management options for both metabolic conditions are growing and becoming more complex.

This professional certificate will upskill medical practitioners in the evidence-based, practical management of diabetes and metabolic cardiovascular disease. The focus is on patient-centred management, lifestyle interventions, diabetes medication options and regimens, new technology, modifiable cardiovascular risk factor management, and cardiovascular complications of metabolic disease.

Units of study: 

  • Diabetes Management (MHBT 5001)
  • Cardiovascular Metabolic Management (MHBT 5004)

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

Who should study this course? 

This professional certificate is particularly useful for primary care physicians (GPs), junior medical officers and general physicians, especially those working in rural and regional areas who are involved in diabetes care.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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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 (March)  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.

Closing date

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)   Semester 2 (August)

What you'll pay

Sydney Professional Certificates comprise of two units of study, totalling 12 credit points. You only pay for these as you enrol each semester.

The fee displayed on the right hand side of the page shows an indicative postgraduate full-time study load of 48 credit points across one year. A professional certificate is equivalent to a quarter full-time load. 

Admission criteria

Admission to the Sydney Professional Certificate in Metabolic Management requires a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

Course opportunities

After completing a Sydney Professional Certificate in Metabolic Management 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

The course provides advanced postgraduate training for medical practitioners who encounter people with diabetes and metabolic cardiovascular disease in their clinical practice.

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