Deakin University

Master of Surgical Research

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

This course of study leads to a Masters by Research degree, with the students drawn from qualified medical practitioners, surgeons in training and fellowship-trained surgeons. The program has a primary function in providing doctors with a structured training and experience in independent research, specifically in the surgical speciality. It also fulfils a secondary function in providing discipline-specific training for doctors with aspirations in surgery, and provides an option for students to gain some skills in clinical leadership, for future leadership roles in surgery and broader medicine. Research training and clinical leadership training will be carried out at the Waurn Ponds campus, with heavy utilisation of Cloud resources to support the teaching. Research activity, although coordinated from the Waurn Ponds campus, will mainly be carried out at the student’s place of work, although the School of Medicine’s Anatomy Laboratory will also be utilised where the Clinical Anatomy Investigation project involves cadaveric inspection or dissection.


To complete the Master of Surgical Research students must attain 16 core unit credit points. This comprises of 5 credit points of core Research Training and Preparation Units PLUS 11 credit points comprising the appropriate mix of HME805 and HME806 Research Project in Surgery Units.


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Standard entry requirements

  • Entry will be based on performance in Bachelor degree in medicine (or equivalent) AND current registration (or capacity to obtain registration prior to commencing study) to practice medicine in the jurisdiction of study (e.g. registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency
  • AHPRA). Overseas applicants who are not registered through AHPRA will be required to demonstrate English Language proficiency at Band B level. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $81,408 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

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