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Internal Medicine

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine)

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Internal Medicine)

These courses are not available to student visa holders or to international students to study offshore. International students in Australia on other visas with study rights may apply.

  Graduate Certificate Graduate Diploma


Master (Advanced)
CRICOS code  Medicine: 083649E Medicine: 083647G Medicine: 083643M Medicine: 083644K
Degree Abbreviation GradCertMed (InternalMedicine) GradDipMed (InternalMedicine) MMed (InternalMedicine) MMed(Adv) (InternalMedicine)
Credit points required to complete  24  36  48  60
Time to complete part-time  Min 2 years  Min 2 years  Min 2 years  3 - 5 years


The Internal Medicine program is a collaboration between The University of Sydney and The University of Melbourne which provides a unique depth of teaching and clinical experience. It is aimed at doctors training as physicians, but also offers a strong background in internal medicine to trainees and established clinicians in emergency medicine, intensive care medicine and general practice.

The program aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills tested in the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Adult Medicine Basic Training examinations.

You will advance your clinical knowledge and practice in areas of interest, as well as develop expertise in other areas important to career advancement. The basic stream-specific units are aimed at the level of knowledge expected for the F.R.A.C.P Basic Training examination, while the advanced units offer greater depth in these areas of study. There are a broad range of elective units which include clinical reasoning, medical education, statistical analysis, grant writing, and other research skills. The program also provides opportunities to pursue in depth, area of future practice or interest

You will benefit from the opportunity to interact with other doctors who are at a similar stage in their career, share knowledge and skills in a supportive environment, and make key contacts with Australia’s leading physicians. The largely online nature of the course means that you can continue your educational program during rotation to suburban, rural and regional hospitals.

Only medical graduates with full or conditional registration in Australia or New Zealand may be admitted to the Internal Medicine degrees. Candidates must be working, or have had substantial prior work experience, in clinical practice in Australia or New Zealand. The combination of the degree with full time employment means that you should allow a minimum of two years for completion of the degree and we expect that the majority of students will take longer than this.

Course outcomes

The program has been designed to enable you to diagnose, investigate and manage the common and important adult diseases of the organ systems. The knowledge you gain will be directly applicable to patient care and readily integrated into your day-to-day work. The coursework will focus on clinical skills, rational use of investigative technologies, appropriate therapeutic decision making and, patient centered management. It assumes a working knowledge of the basic medical sciences. The program will emphasise evidence based practice while providing guidance in areas where the evidence base is lacking or inconclusive.

Course Information

The program is designed and delivered by experienced clinicians from teaching hospitals at The University of Sydney and The University of Melbourne who have an intimate knowledge of the needs of physician trainees. The case-based learning and support by practicing clinicians ensures that the course is clinically relevant. All the core unit of study learning material is provided online. The capstone unit provides an intensive face-to-face learning opportunity to consolidate and reinforce learning outcomes as well as an opportunity for you to interact with senior clinicians and fellow trainees.

Further enquiries

A/Prof Leo Davies
Phone: +61 2 9036 6482