The University of Melbourne

Master of Surgical Education

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The Master of Surgical Education is the industry leading course for surgeons who want to pass on their experience and knowledge to the next generation. Students will gain a foundation in educational practice for optimising surgical training in the complex sets of skills required for safe surgical practice.Offered through the Department of Surgery, in partnership with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), this course caters to the unique challenges of teaching and learning in diverse clinical settings and recognises the advanced technologies that are increasingly important in surgery and surgical training.Now with all subjects being delivered online, the Master of Surgical Education is designed with the flexibility to accommodate practising surgeons as they become world-class educators.

Designed for

Fellows, trainees and non-surgeons who contribute to surgical education programs with an interest in increasing their capacity to deliver these


  • The Master in Surgical Education comprises of the successful completion of the subjects required for the Graduate Diploma, including the compulsory subject Research Methods in Surgical Education plus completion of the Minor Thesis - Surgical Education. 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. Elective Subjects (12.5 points per subject): MEDS90011 Research Methods in Surgical Education - Compulsory for Master Program
  • MEDS90012 Recruitment and Selection in Surgery
  • MEDS90013 Teaching Professional Skills in Surgery
  • MEDS90014 Managing Underperforming Trainees
  • MEDS90015 Simulation in Surgical Education
  • MEDS90016 Teaching Surgical Science
  • MEDS90017 Educational Leadership in Surgery
  • MEDS90018 Assessment and Evaluation in Surgery. Research Project (50-point subject): MEDS90010 Minor Thesis.


  • Education-surgical

Standard entry requirements

  • A Doctor of Medicine or a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery or equivalent qualification
  • AndAt least two years of relevant clinical work experience.


Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $45,244
International: $45,244
  • Part-time : 3 years

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