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Graduate Certificate in Medicine

Delivery location

External

Duration

1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

Please note this program is currently under review.

  • This one-year, part-time program is designed for applicants with an approved medical, nursing or science degree plus two years of post-qualification clinical experience – see Program details for entry requirements.
  • Cover clinical knowledge relevant to common skin lesions, along with dermatoscopy and imaging techniques, basic therapeutics, and more. You will gain the specialised knowledge and skill required to diagnose and manage skin malignancy.
  • Benefit from a program that's fully delivered online. All courses in this program are offered as online study modules made up of readings, lectures, group discussions, and case studies. Assessment and examinations are also administered online.
  • On completion, medical practitioners can progress to the Master of Medicine. Nurses and scientists who have appropriate clinical experience will gain the advanced training required for a career in skin cancer diagnostics.

If you're a practising doctor, this program will provide you with training in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer that suits your busy schedule.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ Medicine is the leading provider of education and research in Queensland and has the largest selection of medical programs in Australia. We were also ranked 32nd in the world for Life Sciences and Medicine in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

  • Careers

    Training pathways

    This program is suitable for doctors who are preparing for a Fellowship pathway in one of the following medical or surgical colleges: surgical oncology, ENT, plastic surgery, anatomical pathology, dermatology, radiation oncology and primary care / specialist practice.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Medicine should have detailed understanding of the structure and function of the skin.

More specifically, graduates should:

  • Understand the embryology, microanatomy, physiology, oncology and epidemiology of skin.
  • Be able to undertake a consultation (history and examination) for a skin check.
  • Demonstrate an ability to assess skin lesions through dermatoscopy and dermal imaging, and be competent in differential diagnosis.
  • Confidently advise and manage most patients with skin cancer, using appropriate medical and / or surgical therapeutic modalities in partnership with the patient.
  • Possess a sound understanding of how to minimise indemnity risk in their practice.
  • Know when to refer a patient for further opinion or more advanced treatment.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of broadening their areas of expertise, or use the graduate certificate as a stepping-stone to the Master of Medicine program, which has a more comprehensive study plan, and offers greater professional opportunities.

Summary

  • Program code
    5560
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    8
  • Delivery location
    External
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Students must have completed:
(a) an approved degree in:

  1. medicine, or
  2. nursing, or
  3. medical science or related field, and

(b) satisfy the executive dean that they have completed two years full-time (or equivalent) post-qualification clinical practice.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Medicine will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

For other visa options, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, or contact UQ International for more information.

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Medicine are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Medicine. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative program fee

AUD $18,344
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative program fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Medicine for the 2018 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard part-time study load.

A standard part-time study load is 8 units per academic year. The fee for a study load less than 8 units per academic year is proportionately lower.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

Apply now

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Medicine can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Medicine is 5560. You'll need this when applying.

Due to the delivery mode or duration of this program, international students who want to study the Graduate Certificate in Medicine will not be eligible for a Student visa (subclass 500).

In order to study this program in Australia, you must have a temporary Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement.

Alternately, some programs can be studied from outside Australia.

If you have any questions about the application process, contact UQ International.

Apply now

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Graduate Certificate in Medicine is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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