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Master of Medicine

Overview

This online program will provide you with the specialised skills required to diagnose and manage skin cancer through a flexible structure that can fit around your existing schedule.

Through this two year part-time program, you'll gain the specialised knowledge and skills required to diagnose and manage skin malignancy. You'll also consolidate your skills in the fields of clinical and dermatoscopic diagnosis, and managing skin malignancies.

You can choose either clinical, research or public health pathways. As a graduate, you'll possess a high level of knowledge and diagnostic skills that will empower you to manage a large proportion of skin cancer cases. You can also 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
2 Years part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5398
AQF
Level 9
Location
External
Fees
A$40640 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5398
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 9

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

Fields of study

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
  • Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Foundation Therapeutics
  • Advanced Therapeutics

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • General practitioner
  • Hospital specialist
  • Skin clinic specialist

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved degree in medicine and have completed two years full-time (or equivalent) post-qualification clinical practice, approved by the Executive Dean.

Prerequisites

An approved degree in medicine and have completed two years full-time (or equivalent) post-qualification clinical practice, approved by the Executive Dean.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 7; reading 7; writing 7; speaking 7; listening 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 100, listening 25, reading 25, writing 27, speaking 23.

TOEFL PB - Overall 600, listening 59, reading 59, writing 64/6.

Pearsons - Overall 72, sub bands minimum 72.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 5 plus a minimum grade A in all micro skills.

CES - Overall 185, All sub bands minimum 185.

OET is not accepted.

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the 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

Additional application information

This program is only offered in external mode. International students must study from their home country and will not be eligible for an Australian student visa.

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

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Skin Cancer

Skin cancers are the most common cancer managed by general practitioners, with more than 800,000 patient encounters each year.

This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. On completion, doctors will be able to effectively diagnose and manage the large majority of patients with skin cancer and associated conditions and also know when to refer a patient for more advanced treatment or further opinion.

There is a shortage of health practitioners with expert knowledge of skin cancer. With skin cancer being one of the most common forms of cancer, and with incidence increasing, the need for skilled diagnosis and treatment is growing.

For those interested in pursuing fellowship, this program helps prepare the theoretical aspects of skin cancer practice.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Skin Cancer

Skin cancers are the most common cancer managed by general practitioners, with more than 800,000 patient encounters each year.

This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. On completion, doctors will be able to effectively diagnose and manage the large majority of patients with skin cancer and associated conditions and also know when to refer a patient for more advanced treatment or further opinion.

There is a shortage of health practitioners with expert knowledge of skin cancer. With skin cancer being one of the most common forms of cancer, and with incidence increasing, the need for skilled diagnosis and treatment is growing.

For those interested in pursuing fellowship, this program helps prepare the theoretical aspects of skin cancer practice.

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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 $40,640

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Medicine for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of 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 $38,560

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Medicine at 2021 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program. Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

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 Master of Medicine is 5398

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.

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