The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 25 Feb 2019
  • Semester 2 - 29 Jul 2019
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

UON program code: 12392

Study Traumatology

The Master of 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).

Master of Traumatology

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 four key speciality areas:

  • Orthopaedic specialisation – you will complete seven core courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on advancing your orthopaedic expertise for effective trauma management.
  • Research specialisation – you will complete five core courses and three directed courses, enabling you to focus your studies toward a career in trauma research.
  • Surgery specialisation – you will complete seven core courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on transitioning toward a career in trauma surgery.
  • Trauma specialisation – you will complete seven core courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on enhancing your expertise in trauma injury management.

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