|Area of Study||Type of Course||Level of Study|
|Surgical Education||Award||Graduate Certificate|
|Course||Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education|
|Course Abbreviation||GradCert in Surgical Education|
|Partner Faculty||Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science (MDHS) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the RACS Academy of Surgical Educators (ASE)|
|Background|| The Graduate Programs in Surgical Education are a suite of qualifications co-badged with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and offered by the University of Melbourne through the Department of Surgery, Austin Health.|
The programs' content recognises the unique challenges that characterise the clinical settings and the advanced technologies that are increasingly important in surgery and surgical training. Effective teaching skills are essential attributes for educators responsible for training the next generation of surgeons in the complex sets of skills required for safe surgical practice.
The programs allow surgeons to gain formal skills in teaching and educational scholarship. The content reflects critical issues in the broader education community together with specific challenges for surgical education - the role of regulatory bodies, balancing clinical service with training, ethical imperatives for simulation-based education, managing under performing trainees, developing professionalism, safer working conditions including safe hours and more.
|Description||The Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education comprises of the first four compulsory subjects in a nested suite of subjects that lead to the Master of Surgical Education qualification.|
|Subjects|| Core Subjects (12.5 points per subject)|
MEDS90006: Context in Surgical Education
MEDS90007: Learning and Teaching in Surgical Practice
MEDS90008: Educational Theory for Surgical Training
MEDS90009: Curriculum Design in Surgical Practice
NOTE: Subject will only run if minimum number of participants is met. Please contact School of Melbourne Custom Programs for further details.
|Assessment||Each subject is formally assessed to meet the requirements of University accreditation. Assessment is designed to be practical and relevant.|
|Target Audience||Fellows, Trainees and non-surgeons who contribute to surgical education programs and have an interest in increasing their capacity to deliver surgical education including Surgeons, Veterinary Surgeons, Clinical Proceduralist, Obstetricians, Gynaecologists and other relevant health professionals.|
|Academic and Teaching Team||Academic Coordinator, Professor Chris Christophi.|
Chris is Professor and Head of Department Surgery at Austin Hospital.
Course Director, Professor Debra Nestel.
Debra Nestel is Professor of Surgical Education, Department Surgery at Austin Hospital.
|Delivery Mode||The program is delivered part-time, with students expected to enrol in 2 subjects each semester. However, it is possible to undertake just one subject per semester. All subjects (with the exception of the Minor Thesis) will be taught using multiple delivery modes. This will include one full day (8 hours) workshop plus self-paced learning activities (e.g. webinars, moderated interactive discussions, and tutorials) spread over 13-week semesters. The self-paced learning activities will be accessed through an online learning management system. Students should expect to commit approximately 8 - 10 hours per week to each subject. This includes formal learning activities, reading and private study.|
|Entry Requirements|| All applications for entry will be assessed by the Selection Committee who will evaluate the applicant's ability to successfully pursue the program. The following criteria specify entry requirements: |
|Other Information||System requirements for webinar attendance will be provided to participants.|
|Pathways to Further Study||Students who completed the Graduate Certificate in Surgical Education can gain a full credit (50 points) toward the Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education and the Master of Surgical Education.|
|Course Fees||$3,090 per 12.5 point subject in 2018. Fees are subject to an annual increase.|
|Fee Inclusions|| Fees include tuition, course materials and access to on-line resources & catering (morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea) during intensive delivery of subjects.|
As enrolled students of the University of Melbourne, students have access to a range of facilities and amenities provided by the University of Melbourne.
|FEE HELP||Fee-Help is a loan from the Australian Government to cover tuition fees and is available to Australian Citizens only.|
|More Information|| The Program is supported by a core leadership group, with guidance from local and international reference groups.|
Program Reference Groups:
|Venue||Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)|
250-290 Spring Street, East Melbourne VIC 3002 Australia
|Online Learning System - SOLE||Once you have enrolled you will be issued with a user name and password to access the UoMC Online Learning system, known as SOLE. Here you can access to all course materials and activities as well as being able to interact with other students using this platform e.g. participating in discussion forums.|
|Related Award Courses||Graduate Diploma in Surgical Education|
Masters of Surgical Education
|Contact|| Program Coordinator: Elizabeth Soares|
Phone : +61 3 9035 9608