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Graduate Certificate in Medicine

Overview

With a Graduate Certificate in Medicine, you'll help improve the outcomes for patients with skin cancer, and open pathways to a Master of Medicine.

Through this 1 year part-time program, you'll gain the knowledge and skills required to diagnose and manage skin malignancy. You'll cover clinical knowledge relevant to common skin lesions, along with dermatoscopy and imaging techniques, basic therapeutics and more.

As a graduate of the program, you'll possess a high level of knowledge and diagnostic skills that will empower you to diagnose and manage a large proportion of skin cancer cases. You can also choose to use this knowledge in skin cancer research or skin cancer related policy and health promotion.

You will:

  • understand the embryology, microanatomy, physiology, oncology and epidemiology of skin
  • be able to undertake a consultation (history and examination) for a skin check
  • demonstrate an ability to assess skin lesions through dermatoscopy and dermal imaging – and be competent in differential diagnosis
  • confidently advise and manage most patients with skin cancer, using appropriate medical and therapeutic modalities in partnership with the patient
  • possess a sound understanding of how to minimise indemnity risk in your practice
  • know when to refer a patient for further opinion or more advanced treatment
  • undertake research training, critically analyse current research in the field and apply this in professional practice.
Location
External
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Program Code
5560
AQF
Level 8
Location
External
Fees
A$24080
Duration
1 Year part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2024), Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2024)
Semester dates for 2025 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5560
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Gain in-demand expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.
  • Benefit from a program that's fully delivered online, including readings, lectures, group discussions and case studies, with assessments and examinations also administered online.
  • Join the leading provider of medical education and research in Queensland at UQ Medicine.

32 in the world for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2023

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2023

Watch Meet Martelle, a Master of Medicine (Skin Cancer) graduate on YouTube.

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Skin Cancer Medicine

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Online study

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Clinical and Dermatoscopic Diagnosis in Skin Cancer Practice
  • Public Health Research Methods
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Health Promotion in Public Health

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • General practitioner
  • Hospital specialist
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in medicine, medical science or nursing, and
  • 2 years full-time equivalent post qualification clinical practice. Applications based on clinical practice will be individually assessed.

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. 
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in medicine, medical science or nursing, and
  • 2 years full-time equivalent post qualification clinical practice. Applications based on clinical practice will be individually assessed.

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. 

Related programs

Depending on your previous qualifications and current goals, you might want to consider
one of these related programs:

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL iBT (including Paper Edition) - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

PTE Academic - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Skin cancers are the most common cancer managed by general practitioners, with more than 800,000 patient encounters each year.

This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. On completion, doctors will be able to effectively diagnose and manage the large majority of patients with skin cancer and associated conditions and also know when to refer a patient for more advanced treatment or further opinion.

There is a shortage of health practitioners with expert knowledge of skin cancer. With skin cancer being one of the most common forms of cancer, and with incidence increasing, the need for skilled diagnosis and treatment is growing.

For those interested in pursuing fellowship, this program helps prepare the theoretical aspects of skin cancer practice.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Skin cancers are the most common cancer managed by general practitioners, with more than 800,000 patient encounters each year.

This program is designed to provide comprehensive training in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. On completion, doctors will be able to effectively diagnose and manage the large majority of patients with skin cancer and associated conditions and also know when to refer a patient for more advanced treatment or further opinion.

There is a shortage of health practitioners with expert knowledge of skin cancer. With skin cancer being one of the most common forms of cancer, and with incidence increasing, the need for skilled diagnosis and treatment is growing.

For those interested in pursuing fellowship, this program helps prepare the theoretical aspects of skin cancer practice.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$6,360

2024

$6,360

2024

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Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $24,080

2024

AUD $24,080

2024

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Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Graduate Certificate in Medicine are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

You may be eligible for more than 100 scholarships, including:

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Graduate Certificate in Medicine is 5560

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

Contact us with any questions 

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 16 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 16 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 16 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 16 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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