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Master of Advanced Surgery (Breast Surgery)

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
End Date
2 - 4 years part time
the University of Sydney


In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the degree may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely. 

About this course

The breast surgery program was developed and is delivered in collaboration with Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand Inc (BreastSurgANZ). The coursework is designed to provide breast surgeons with the latest knowledge of breast oncology and breast surgical and oncoplastic techniques.

Why study with us? 

  • This course is taught by leading breast surgeons, and other clinicians including medical oncologists, radiologists and geneticists.
  • The coursework will develop your clinical judgement in breast management and prepare you for the subtle complexities of contemporary multidisciplinary breast cancer care, including adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, radiotherapy, endocrine therapy as well as the integral role of the breast care nurse and other allied health staff.
  • The knowledge you develop in this course will complement the practical experience gained during post-fellowship training offered by BreastSurgANZ.
  • You will gain a comprehensive understanding of benign and malignant breast conditions. This includes screening, risk assessment and the genetics of breast diseases, and recent advances in the understanding of the pathogenesis, assessment and management of malignant breast disease.
  • You will learn specific surgical decision algorithms and surgical options for malignant and in situ disease and also gain thorough understanding of Level 1 and 2 oncoplastic breast surgical techniques.

How will you learn?

  • The breast surgery coursework and assessments are delivered online with lectures and podcasts, surgical videos and other educational resources supplemented by online discussion and webinars. 

Who should study this course?

  • This course is suitable for Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in General Surgery or equivalent, who are training or have completed training, in breast surgery.

Course details

  • Faculty/University School: Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Credit points required: 48 
  • Course abbreviation: MAdvSurg(BreastSurg) 
  • USyd code: MAADVSUR1BSU 
  • UAC code: N/A 
  • Study mode: Online/Intensive 
  • Study type: PGCW 
  • Location: Camperdown/Darlington 
  • Duration full time: NA 
  • Duration part time: 2 - 4 years

What you'll study 

Students complete the following units of study in sequence, one each semester:

  • Basic Sciences and Benign Disease
  • Malignant Breast Disease & MDTs
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery I
  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery II.

In addition, students must complete 2 elective units of study from a selection including Genomics in Clinical Practice, Health Technology Evaluation, Trial Design and Methods, Drugs and Devices: R and D to Registration, Commercialising MedTech and Pharma, Leadership in Organisations.

Master of Advanced Surgery (Breast Surgery)
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
2 - 4 years part time
End Date
CPD Points
Credit points required: 48
Price Details
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $36,000 (indicative only)
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $36,000 (indicative only)
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