Master of Traumatology

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

The Master of Traumatology at the University of Newcastle is the first postgraduate coursework program of its kind in Australia, offering a program which has been designed in response to the increasing demand for trauma specialised medical professionals. Aimed at medical practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, and pre-hospital paramedics wanting to take the next step in their career, this program will equip you with specialised practical skills that will enable you to accelerate improvement in injured patients. Students will also have the opportunity to specialise in four key speciality areas: Orthopaedic specialisation - you will complete seven core courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on advancing your orthopaedic expertise for effective trauma management. Research specialisation - you will complete five core courses and three directed courses, enabling you to focus your studies toward a career in trauma research. Surgery specialisation - you will complete seven core courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on transitioning toward a career in trauma surgery. Trauma specialisation - you will complete seven core courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on enhancing your expertise in trauma injury management.

Structure

The program requires completion of 80 units of study full-time over one year or part time equivalent and is undertaken by distance learning online. The program consists of 3 core courses, 4 compulsory courses (of selected specialisation) and 1 directed course. For more details please refer to the course information. Completion of a compulsory three-day on campus workshop is also required. In exceptional circumstances, attendance at the workshop may be via videolink.

Subjects

  • Orthopaedic
  • Research
  • Surgery
  • Trauma

Standard entry requirements

Master of Traumatology (Trauma) and Master of Traumatology (Research) - Registered medical practitioner. Applications from International Medical Graduates in Australia and overseas are encouraged. International Applications will be reviewed by the Program Convenor. Nurses currently registered, or eligible to be registered, as Division One Registered Nurses with at least three years' experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae demonstrating postgraduate practice in a surgical or critical care field. Paramedics with at least a three year undergraduate degree or equivalent, additional postgraduate qualification and at least two years' experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae. Allied health practitioners with at least a three year undergraduate degree, additional postgraduate qualification and at least two years' experience in a critical care field as documented in a professional curriculum vitae. Master of Traumatology (Surgery) and Master of Traumatology (Orthopaedic) - Registered medical practitioner. Applications from International Medical Graduates in Australia and overseas are encouraged. International applications will be reviewed by the Program Convenor.

Recognition

Equipped with a strong foundation in the science and practice of injury management, you will be able to use your new degree to satisfy Curriculum Vitae Selection Points in applications for Surgical Education and Training (SET) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). The Master of Traumatology is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Study pathways

Credit will be assessed on a case by case basis.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Yes
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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