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Metabolic Health

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Metabolic Health)

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Metabolic Health)

Master of Medicine (Metabolic Health)

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Metabolic Health)


Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health)

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health)

Master of Science in Medicine (Metabolic Health)

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Metabolic Health)


  Graduate Certificate Graduate Diploma Master Master (Advanced)
Course code (degree in Science in Medicine) GCSCMEDI1MBH GNSCMEDI1MBH MASCMEDI1MBH MASCMEAD1MBH
CRICOS code Medicine: 083649E
Science in Medicine: 083650A
Medicine: 083647G
Science in Medicine: 083648F
Medicine: 083643M
Science in Medicine: 083721B
Medicine: 083644K
Science in Medicine: 083646G
Degree Abbreviation GradCertMed(MetabHlth)
Credit points required to complete  24  36 48 60
Time to complete full-time  0.5 year  1 year 1 year 1.5 years
Time to complete part-time 1 - 2 years  1.5 - 3 years 2 - 4 years 2 - 5 years


The metabolic health program has been developed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the aetiology, diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment of metabolic diseases. Students will gain essential applied knowledge to manage diabetes, obesity and associated cardiovascular complications in the general population as well as in special groups, such as pregnant women.

The program is suitable for medical practitioners working in primary care, emergency medicine, paediatrics and those planning to train in endocrinology and general medicine. It is also suited to pharmacists, nurses and other allied health professionals with an interest in the field.

The Master of Medicine and the Master of Science in Medicine have different admission requirements. Graduates with a recognised medical degree may be admitted to the Master of Medicine, and graduates with a health or science-related degree may be admitted to the Master of Science in Medicine.

Course outcomes

The program has been designed to ensure that the knowledge gained by participants can be applied to patient care and readily integrated into their day-to-day work.

Course information

The program is designed and delivered by international leaders in the field of diabetes, endocrinology, cardiovascular and metabolic health and nutrition and obesity. The wide-ranging experience and knowledge of teaching staff ensures an up-to-date coverage of topics and issues related to clinical practice and evidence-based medicine.

Unit of study learning materials are delivered online, incorporating case-based interactive learning with online tutorials to facilitate discussion and analysis. The face-to-face workshops are highly practical.

Further enquiries

Professor Stephen Twigg
Phone: +61 2 8627 1890 or 8627 1886