Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.
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.
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:
You will also have the opportunity to specialise in one of four key speciality areas:
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.
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: