Why study metabolic health?

5 reasons to study metabolic health at the University of Sydney
Our highly practical metabolic health program is delivered by international leaders in the field of diabetes and metabolic health.

Practical and clinically-focused metabolic health curriculum

Our Metabolic Health courses are case based and clinically focused. They are designed to improve your ability to manage diabetes, obesity and associated cardiovascular complications in the general population, as well as in at-risk populations such as pregnant women, the elderly, those with mental illness and in indigenous peoples.

Learn from experts in their field

Our Metabolic Health courses are taught by local and international experts in diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular metabolic disease, lifestyle education and other specialist fields. The Program Director is: Dr Victoria Rudland.

Flexible postgraduate study modes

Coursework is delivered 100% online with virtual tutorials and workshops providing an opportunity to refine your skills and a chance to interact with senior clinicians and fellow students. The learning material can be accessed at a time and place that suits you, including on your mobile devices.

You can tailor your course load to meet your professional demands – taking up to 24 credit points per semester. If you are working full-time, consider undertaking 6-12 credit points per semester. 

The coursework can be undertaken at graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master’s and advanced master’s level and there is an opportunity for movement between these options. Find out more.

Coursework suitable for medical graduates, nursing and allied health professionals

You will have the opportunity to study diabetes at basic and advanced levels as well as obesity, pre-diabetes and cardiovascular metabolic management.

The master’s capstone unit will help you develop the ethical and critical thinking needed to inform and contribute to best practice in your profession.

Entry for medically-qualified professionals is offered through the Master of Medicine (Metabolic Health).

Entry for nursing and allied health professionals is offered through the Master of Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health)

Opportunity to develop other aspects of your career

There is a broad range of electives available including clinical ethics, leadership in health, genomics in clinical practice, quality and safety in healthcare, and teaching in the clinical environment.

8 May 2018

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