The variety of scholarship provided by University of Sydney

19/12/2018 | 06:09 AM


Critical Care Medicine Designed by critical care clinicians, this program is for doctors interested in pursuing further study in anaesthesia, emergency medicine and intensive care medicine.

Critical Care Medicine is a flexible program that you can tailor to your areas of interest and desired level of training. It will develop your technical and nontechnical skills and enable you to pursue your interests in areas such as research, clinical teaching, simulation and clinical reasoning.

You can prepare for your college primary examinations by studying the basic sciences (anatomy, pathology, physiology and pharmacology) or develop your skills in anaesthetics or intensive care medicine with units in mechanical ventilation, extracorporeal life support or intraoperative neuromonitoring.

If you are interested in emergency medicine, relevant units of study include point of care ultrasound (ASUM-accredited), resource limited critical care, and clinical reasoning and communication. There are also specialised units of study available in retrieval medicine.

You can also use this program to help fulfil college training requirements, such as the research requirements of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM). The program is suitable for busy clinicians and can be undertaken online (some units include intensive face-to-face teaching workshops).

You may enrol in a single unit of study and later combine it with others to obtain a graduate certificate, diploma or master’s degree. This option provides an ideal opportunity for established practitioners who want to expand or update their knowledge and skills.

Course summary

Degrees available: − Master of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) 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 only available to medical graduates who hold Australian or New Zealand medical registration with current or prior employment in a clinical environment in Australia or New Zealand. IELTS: 7.0 overall (6.5 in each band)

Staff profile

Dr Khanh Nguyen Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine, Auburn and Canterbury Hospitals, Sydney Dr Nguyen is an emergency physician with a keen interest in toxicology, critical care ultrasound and simulation. She enjoys teaching medical students and emergency trainees and fellows.


General Practice and Primary Health Care

Enhance your knowledge and clinical skills in primary health care.

General Practice and Primary Health Care is a new postgraduate program designed to help general practitioners stay abreast of the literature and further develop the skills required for clinical decision-making. It is designed to enhance your knowledge in key areas of clinical practice and your ability to find trusted sources of information.

The program is flexible to meet the needs of a diverse range of practitioners. You can customise it to develop your special interests or to improve your ability to practise in areas of clinical importance. You’ll learn from clinical and academic leaders in a wide range of fields.

As well as fundamental skills in general practice and clinical epidemiology, choices include complex problems in primary care, dermatology, diabetes and metabolic health, paediatrics, internal medicine, mental health, psychiatry and clinical teaching. Many units are case-based, and you will be supported by content experts who are experienced in the challenges of clinical practice.

You can study at your own pace with flexible study options designed to suit working professionals. The program is delivered mostly online, with some units of study also including a face-to-face workshop.

Course summary

Degrees available: − Master of Medicine (General Practice and Primary Health Care) − Master of Science in Medicine (General Practice and Primary Health Care) Duration: 2–4 years part time (not available full time) Credit points: 48 Commencing: Semester 1 and 2 Mode: Mostly online Availability to international students: This course is not available to international student visa holders. International students on other visas with study rights may apply. Also available to international students offshore. Some units have compulsory face-to-face components

Staff profile

Dr Marguerite Tracy Program Director, General Practice and Primary Health Care, Senior Lecturer, Discipline of General Practice Dr Tracy is an experienced general practitioner with interests in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health, women’s and children’s health, and drug health. She is also a GP supervisor with the Remote Vocational Training Scheme, and a member of and examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.​