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Medical scholarship provided by University of Sydney

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Child and Adolescent Health


Gain the core knowledge and clinical decision-making skills required for day-to-day paediatric practice, delivered by experienced paediatric practitioners and researchers from Sydney Medical School and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

This case-based program will provide you with a practical and theoretical foundation in paediatrics, from newborns to adolescents. It is facilitated by subspecialty experts who will guide your learning and provide valuable professional interactions.

The program is designed for all doctors interested in paediatrics, regardless of seniority or experience. You can tailor your course to study at basic or advanced level, whether you are a doctor working in general practice or in specialty paediatrics, in the community or in a hospital.

As part of the compulsory unit of study Evidence and Ethics in Paediatrics, you will complete a substantial written assignment and have an opportunity to publish your paper in the Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health.

Course summary Degrees available: − Master of Medicine (Child and Adolescent Health) Duration: 1 year full time or 2–4 years part time Credit points: 48 Commencing: Semester 1 and 2 Mode: Online Availability to international students: This course is not available to student visa holders. It is available to international students offshore or on other visas with study rights. IELTS: 7.0 overall (6.5 in each band)

Course on Clinical Neurophysiology

Our clinical neurophysiology program will provide you with a sound understanding of the theoretical principles and practical application of the commonly employed techniques in clinical neurophysiology, to enable your work in diagnostic and perioperative settings.

Clinical neurophysiology is a broad discipline, encompassing diagnostic services for people presenting with neurological dysfunction, systemic diseases and critical illnesses, as well as the provision of intraoperative monitoring of the nervous system during at-risk procedures.

This program is designed for practising and trainee anaesthetists, neurologists, neurophysiology scientists and technologists, and offers a structured educational program to complement your workplace experience. This unique postgraduate course is delivered mostly online, with some intensive face-to-face teaching sessions including practical experience in simulated diagnostic and perioperative settings.

The program is taught by expert anaesthetists, neurologists and neurophysiology scientists from Australia and the US. There is flexibility in the choice of units of study: you can choose to pursue diagnostic or intraoperative units or a mix of the two.

Course summary Degrees available: − Master of Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology) − Master of Science in Medicine (Clinical Neurophysiology) Duration: 1 year full time or 2–4 years part time Credit points: 48 Commencing: Semester 1 and 2 Mode: Online, with face-to-face intensive workshops Availability to international students: This course is not available to student visa holders. It is available to international students offshore or on other visas with study rights. Intensive study components require attendance on campus. IELTS: 7.0 overall (6.5 in each band)

Staff profile

Dr Adam Hastings Program Co-Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Consultant anaesthetist Dr Hastings is an anaesthetist who specialises in neurosurgical and cardiothoracic anaesthesia. He has a strong interest in intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring and has led the development of the Clinical Neurophysiology course in collaboration with a group of neurologists, anaesthetists and clinical scientists, having recognised the lack of postgraduate training in this field.

Alison Szekely Senior Neurophysiology Scientist, NSW Health WSLHD, Program Co-Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Alison Szekely is a senior neurophysiology scientist with 12 years experience in the field of neurophysiology. She has worked in diverse settings throughout her career in neurophysiology including adult and paediatric public hospitals and private practice. Alison is experienced in many modalities including EEG, nerve conduction studies and intraoperative monitoring​