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Traumatology, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #214 (QS) Online
The 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.

Why study with us?

  • Become fully accredited - the Master of Traumatology is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
  • Learn from research leaders - the program was designed by the Director of one of Australia’s busiest trauma units, Professor Zsolt Balogh, with substantial contribution from the Institute of Trauma and Injury Management.
  • Enhance your career opportunities - acquire the most relevant and up to date knowledge and evidence-based clinical practice skills to effectively manage trauma and the function of trauma systems.
  • Flexible study options - you can choose to study full-time or part-time to suit your professional and personal needs. Our advanced online learning system gives you the flexibility and support to study anytime.
  • Be recognised internationally - the University of Newcastle is ranked in the world’s top 150 for Medicine (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018).

Career opportunities

At the successful completion of the Traumatology at the University of Newcastle, you will be equipped with a strong foundation in the science and practice of injury management, and you will be able to use your qualification to satisfy Curriculum Vitae Selection Points in applications for Surgical Education and Training (SET) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Possible career paths may include:

  • general surgery
  • orthopaedics
  • neurosurgery
  • plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • emergency medicine
  • anaesthetics
  • intensive care medicine

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics 
  • Epidemiology - Basic Methods
  • Post-Injury Critical Care
  • Introduction to Trauma Care
  • Torso Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Neurotrauma

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • 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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46420 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46420 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    28315 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28315 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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