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Graduate Certificate in Medicine

Overview

With a Graduate Certificate in Medicine, you'll help improve the outcomes for patients with skin cancer and open pathways to a Master of Medicine.

Through this one year part-time program, you'll gain the specialised knowledge and skill required to diagnose and manage skin malignancy. You'll cover clinical knowledge relevant to common skin lesions, along with dermatoscopy and imaging techniques, basic therapeutics, and more.

As a graduate of the program, you'll possess a high level of knowledge and diagnostic skills that will empower you to diagnose and manage a large proportion of skin cancer cases. You can also choose to use this knowledge in skin cancer research or skin cancer related policy and health promotion.

You will:

  • 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 therapeutic modalities in partnership with the patient
  • possess a sound understanding of how to minimise indemnity risk in your practice
  • know when to refer a patient for further opinion or more advanced treatment.
  • undertake research training, critically analyse current research in the field and apply this in professional practice.
Location
External
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5560
AQF
Level 8
Location
External
Fees
A$20320 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5560
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Gain in-demand expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.
  • Benefit from a program that's fully delivered online, including readings, lectures, group discussions and case studies, with assessments and examinations also administered online.
  • Join the leading provider of medical education and research in Queensland at UQ Medicine.

37 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Online study

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Clinical and Dermatoscopic Diagnosis in Skin Cancer Practice
  • Public Health Research Methods
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion in Public Health

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • General practitioner
  • Hospital specialist
  • Skin clinic specialist

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.

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 language requirements

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

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia, you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

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

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $20,320

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Medicine for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard part-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Graduate Certificate in Medicine pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $19,280

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Medicine for one semester in 2020. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (8 units per semester).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value, and the actual duration of your program. The University indexes tuition fees each year.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Medicine is 5560

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

Contact us with any questions 

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Important dates

The closing date for this program 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.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit