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LocationOnline
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.1 year full-time.
Mode of deliveryOnline
Start datesSemester 1 (22 Feb 2021), Semester 2 (19 Jul 2021),
Program Code12392

Study Traumatology

The Master of Traumatology at the University of Newcastle 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.
  • Ranked 1st in Australia by graduates for overall satisfaction in postgraduate Medicine (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-2019)
  • 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.

What you will study

The Master of Traumatology will allow you to achieve a comprehensive and critical understanding of the pathophysiology, aetiology, outcomes and management of trauma medicine. You will expand your knowledge and skills in areas including trauma systems, post-injury critical care, torso trauma, musculoskeletal trauma and neurotrauma.

You will also focus on research methodology which will provide you with the opportunity to engage in traumatology research, developing a strong foundation in the science and practice of injury management.

Key areas of study include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology – Basic Methods
  • Post-injury Critical Care

You will also have the opportunity to specialise in one of five key speciality areas:

  • Trauma specialisation – you will complete three core courses, four compulsory courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on enhancing your expertise in trauma injury management.
  • Orthopaedic specialisation – you will complete three core courses, four compulsory courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on advancing your Orthopaedic expertise and knowledge in effective trauma management.
  • Surgery specialisation – you will complete three core courses, four compulsory courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on transitioning toward a career in various different surgical fields including trauma surgery.
  • Research specialisation – you will complete three core courses, two compulsory and three directed courses, enabling you to focus your studies toward a career in medical and trauma research.
  • Military specialisation – you will complete three core courses, four compulsory courses, and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on specialising in and gaining a comprehensive and critical understanding of the latest advances in military surgery and military trauma care.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career

Career opportunities

At the successful completion of the program, 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 and its subspecialties
  • orthopaedics
  • neurosurgery
  • plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • emergency medicine
  • anaesthetics
  • intensive care medicine

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Master of Traumatology is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

How to apply

Applying for Master of Traumatology

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Before you get started

To ensure that the process goes smoothly for you, you should complete the following steps before applying:

  1. Review the program that you wish to apply for. Note the admission criteria, admission instructions, requirements & structure and any additional information listed.
  2. Review the program fees and costs.
  3. Check whether your postgraduate program has a Semester or a Trimester closing date. Please view the application closing date.
  4. If you are from a non-English-speaking background, you need to satisfy the University's English language requirements and ensure that you can provide evidence of your English proficiency if required.

You will be considered for entry based on criteria such as your undergraduate studies and/or equivalent prior learning and/or relevant work experience.

Postgraduate application process

Other things to consider

Make sure you double check the special entry requirements, assumed knowledge or recommended studies for the degree:

Master of Traumatology (Trauma), Master of Traumatology (Research) and Master of Traumatology (Military)
  • 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 AND additional postgraduate qualification OR at least two years' experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae
  • Allied health practitioners with at least a three year undergraduate degree AND additional postgraduate qualification OR 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.

 

All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.

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Important: All applicants must provide a copy of a practicing certificate with an authorised registration authority and a CV outlining any relevant professional experience.

Apply to study in Australia

Important: All applicants must provide a copy of a practicing certificate with an authorised registration authority and a CV outlining any relevant professional experience.

Apply to study online

This program is open to online international students. Applications to study online are now open.