Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy

Course N26AA (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Year and Campus: 2012 - Parkville
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 100 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.


Dr Norm Eizenberg


School of Melbourne Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone: 9810 3245

Course Overview:

The Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy is a joint qualification of the School of Enterprise and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

The course is specifically designed to assist participants intending to take the Part One Examination of the RACS. It also provides an opportunity to perform a comprehensive and supervised dissection (and surgical procedures) on a cadaver.

The course is quality assured by the University of Melbourne and conducted by expert academic staff from the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Melbourne.


The objectives of the course are twofold:

  1. To provide a supervised comprehensive cadaver dissection.
  2. To provide training in surgical anatomy to the standard required for the Part One Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:

To satisfy the requirements of the PG Diploma in Surgical Anatomy, students must complete 1 subject worth 100 credit points.

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Entry Requirements:

You should have completed an undergraduate medical degree, such as MBBS or its equivalent qualification, and normally be enrolled in the Basic Surgical Training Program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons or an equivalent program at an overseas institution.

English language proficiency:

For international participants the English language requirement is an IELTS score of at least 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0) or equivalent in the 24 months preceding application.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

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