Course Description

The Doctor of Clinical Surgery aims to prepare you to become a surgical leader with attitudes and skills that meet the challenges of modern specialist surgical practice. This degree will also enhance your research skills for an academic career.

The Doctor of Clinical Surgery combines surgical studies and training with research. Depending on your previous clinical experience and qualifications you may be granted advanced standing of up to 66 credit points for the clinical coursework units of study.

The course work includes all aspects of surgical practice and in particular communication, behavioural, ethical, attitudinal, health economic and medicolegal aspects of surgical practice as well as operative, psychomotor and cognitive aspects. The assessment of operative and psychomotor skills will be competence based. You will undertake clinical coursework in an approved University of Sydney training hospital under the supervision of a University nominated training supervisor. These hospitals are certified and accredited on a regular basis. Surgical practice for the clinical coursework component is available in the following areas: cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, upper GI surgery, colorectal surgery, surgical oncology, breast endocrine surgery, neurosurgery, otolaryngology head & neck surgery, orthopaedic surgery, paediatric surgery, plastic & reconstructive surgery.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $32,000 total course cost.
International Students: $44,500 per year full-time

Starting dates

January

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 068818G
University of Sydney (USYD) Code: TCCLISUR1000

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