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Postgraduate courses in medicine

Future-proof your practice with clinical education

Our online postgraduate courses for doctors and health professionals have been developed with leading clinicians, to give you vital and career-enhancing skills and knowledge in your chosen field.

100% online courses

Almost all of our world-leading courses are 100% online, offering the flexibility needed by doctors and health professionals with busy lives.

Students can also choose from individual units of study, a professional certificate or a complete postgraduate degree depending on their individual needs. 


Whether you are a recent graduate or an experienced professional, you’ll find our individual units of study extremely useful. Our wide range of subjects can also be credited towards a future degree should you wish to pursue a further qualification.  

To view our full range of units visit our short courses page

Combining two units of study in a range of specialist areas, our new micro-credentials will enable professionals to quickly and succinctly gain expertise in the latest research, technology and medical treatments in their chosen field.

On completion, you will be recognised with a certificate from the University of Sydney acknowledging your additional study.

You can pay for your studies as you go. You are only invoiced for the units of study you enrol in each semester, not the entire course fee up front.

There are 14 new medicine professional certificates available, our first intake will commence in semster one, 2020.

Find out more and enrol here

Our flexible, online courses allow you to choose from a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or a master’s degree in most areas.

You can also choose the study load that suits your needs and can suspend, increase or decrease your load at any time throughout your degree. 

The master’s degree can be completed over a period of up to six years, with most students completing it on a part-time basis over three to four years.

You can pay for your studies as you go. You are only invoiced for the units of study you enrol in each semester, not the entire course fee up front.

All of our professional medical education courses offer FEE-HELP to eligible students and your course may be tax deductible.

Many of our courses and units of study are endorsed by the relevant professional bodies to assist candidates to meet their professional training requirements and some can be credited towards medical college training requirements. Several units of study are aimed at preparing candidates for medical college examinations.

The course you have chosen and your citizenship and residency status influence your tuition fees, student contribution and the loan schemes available to you. You do not have to pay for your entire course upfront, students are charged per unit of study and invoiced each semester. 

Once you have submitted your enrolment selections you will receive a statement of your fees. These charges include:

  • Tuition fees for the semester
  • Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee 
    Most University of Sydney coursework students are liable for this fee which was introduced by the Australian Government to fund university services and support programs. The SSA fee will be charged on 12 May for Semester 1, and 12 October for Semester 2 and will appear on your Student Financial Statement after these dates.

You may be eligible for FEE-HELP and your course may be tax deductible

Find out more about funding your postgraduate education.

How will our specialist postgraduate qualifications benefit your career?

Our courses will help you to:

  • gain the most up-to-date expertise in your chosen field to stay abreast of technologies, treatments and techniques
  • learn practical skills to improve your patient care
  • broaden your non-technical skills in important areas including critical thinking, clinical communication, research and teaching
  • establish a network of contacts with senior clinicians and peers
  • practise evidence-based medicine
  • fill knowledge gaps and develop skills to enable lifelong learning 
  • find answers to your clinical questions
  • prepare for college exams.

Discover postgraduate education in medicine at Sydney Medical School

Course contacts

Specialty area

Course Coorindator

Contact email

Brain and Mind Sciences

Associate Professor Louise Nash


Breast Surgery

Andrew Spillane and Sanjay Warrier


Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Professor John Grigg


Child and Adolescent Health

Shekeeb Mohammad

Clinical Neurophysiology

Dr Adam Hastings and Alison Szekely

Clinical Trials Research

Adrienne Kirby

Critical Care Medicine

Dr Khanh Nguyen

General Practice and Primary Health Care

Professor Tim Usherwood


Genomics and Precision Medicine

Professor Robyn Jamieson


Infection and Immunity

Megan Steain


Internal Medicine

Dr Leo Davies

Metabolic Health

Dr Stephen Twigg


Professor John Grigg

Pain Management

Dr Elizabeth Devonshire

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Development

Dr Rania Salama


Associate Professor Louise Nash

Trauma-Informed Psychotherapy

Associate Professor Loyola McLean

Sexual and Reproductive Health

Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar

Sleep Medicine

Professor Colin Sullivan


Professor Pierre Chapuis


Graduate stories

Dr Samriti Sood – Breast Oncoplastic and General Surgeon

“As a medical student, and still today, every time I have the opportunity to be in an operating theatre I feel like a bird soaring in the sky. It is an absolute privilege to be a surgeon.”

Staff stories

Dr Adam Hastings – Consultant Anaesthetist and Clinical Neurophysiologist

"I am with the patient from the moment we start the process until the moment they’re in recovery. It’s a job that’s intellectually and spiritually rewarding, as well as physically demanding."
Studying critical care offers a competitive advantage as its bridge the gap between theory and the practical application of that knowledge on the floor
Dr Khanh Nguyen, Program Director, Critical Care Medicine

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