Course Description

This innovative program has been designed by critical care clinicians for doctors interested in emergency medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care medicine. It is the first such course to be offered in Australasia.

A broad range of subjects relevant to the practice of critical care are available and include the basic sciences (in preparation for College examinations) retrieval medicine, pain medicine, clinical neurophysiology and clinical reasoning and communication. In addition, you will gain insights and understanding into the key research that informs this area of practice.

The program has been designed to help you become a well-rounded, analytical and successful clinician. It will assist you in passing the entry examinations of the relevant colleges, fulfilling their research requirements, and will provide you with research opportunities.

The critical care program has been designed to connect you with clinical and academic leaders in this field, allowing you to stand out in a competitive profession. The program is designed for working doctors and can be studied part time. It is largely delivered online with some intensive face-to-face teaching sessions.

This course is not currently available to international students.

For more information about the course please visit the Sydney Medical School website.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $29,000 total course cost.

Starting dates

March, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 51.8% (national average 54.0%)
Improved skills: 70.9% (national average 71.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 77.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.6% (national average 95.0%)
Studying full time: 5.6% (national average 5.9%)
Median full time salary: $100,000 (national average $77,500)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCMEDICI2CCM

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