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Medicine (Pain Management)

12 months
52500 AUD/year
33000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Medicine (Pain Management) program at the University of Sydney is an evidence-based and clinically relevant program that explores the problem of pain in the community and the role of health professionals in managing and treating a range of pain conditions. 


The Medicine (Pain Management) program at the University of Sydney will provide you with knowledge and strategies to prevent acute and sub-acute pain from progressing to chronic and disabling pain, and refine your ability to work in a multidisciplinary team to achieve this goal. You will learn from local and international academic clinicians and researchers including neuroscientists, anaesthetists, pharmacologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, physiotherapists and research personnel, all widely experienced in pain management practice. 

Developed and taught by Sydney Medical School's Pain Management Research Institute based at Royal North Shore Hospital and the Kolling Institute of Medical Research, this is the premier international program in pain management. In 2014 the program was endorsed by the International Association for the Study of Pain, the leading international scientific body representing and supporting about 8000 pain scientists and clinicians around the world.

Suitable for graduates in medicine, dentistry, psychology, nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and other relevant health disciplines, this program is offered online and may be completed full time or part time. It is recognised for continuing medical education/maintenance of professional standards points by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Career Pathways

The Master of Medicine (Pain Management) is designed and offered to improve the knowledge and skills of health care professionals and thus improve the services offered to patients in pain.

This course is not a pathway to specialist qualification. However, it is acknowledged that the course provides an excellent preparation for the Fellowship exam of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Acute Pain 
  • Advanced Studies in Orofacial Pain 
  • Cancer Pain 
  • Clinical Aspects of Neurobiology 
  • Complementary Therapies: Pain Management 
  • Disability and Pain Rehabilitation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Not available to student visa holders. International students on other visas with study rights may apply
  • A successful applicant for admission to the Master of Medicine (Pain Management) will hold a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of the University of Sydney or an equivalent qualification.  
  • Please be advised that statement of intent is a mandatory document for this program. For statement of intent , please specify the reason(s) why you would like to apply for this program and how do you think it will be beneficial to you after completing the program.
  • English language results
  • Academic transcripts
CRICOS Number: 00026A

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    52500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 52500 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    33000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33000 AUD per year during 12 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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