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Master of Medicine (Metabolic Health)

Speciality Classification
Medical Doctors
1 year full time / 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 Master of Medicine (Metabolic Health) is a highly practical degree that has been designed to help students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the aetiology, diagnosis and multidisciplinary treatment of metabolic diseases.

Almost two in three adult Australians are overweight or obese, with obesity the second highest contributor to the burden of disease (both ill health and premature death) after dietary risks. Equally as important, diabetes is estimated to affect 1.7 million Australians, with one person developing diabetes every five minutes. Management options for both of these conditions are growing but are also becoming more complex.

100% online course delivery

This course is offered through our interactive online learning environment, giving you the flexibility to tailor your study schedule around your lifestyle.

All stream specific units are online. You may find however; a couple of electives do have a face-to-face component. These can be avoided depending on your individual preferences.  

Why study metabolic health with us?

Our metabolic health program allows you to gain a qualification in a rapidly evolving and important area of clinical practice. It is suitable for medical practitioners working in primary care, emergency medicine, paediatrics and those planning to train in endocrinology and general medicine. 

During this course you will be taught by international leaders in the field of diabetes and metabolic health as you learn how to manage diabetes, obesity and associated cardiovascular complications in the general population, as well as in at-risk populations such as pregnant women, the elderly, those with mental illness and in Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. 

  • This degree has been developed and will be delivered by international leaders in the field of diabetes and metabolic health
  • This is a unique opportunity to study with like-minded peers and network with clinical and academic leaders
  • The evidence will be presented using a case based format and there will be frequent online tutorials to facilitate discussion and to help the student apply their learning to ‘real world’ practice
  • In a crowded employment market, this degree will signal your competence and interest in this rapidly evolving and important area of clinical practice, and

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course for eligible domestic students. This means that your course fees are subsidised by the Australian Government and you pay a student contribution amount (SCA). CSP places are limited in number and are allocated based on academic merit.

Course details

  • Faculty/University School: Faculty of Medicine and Health 
  • Credit points required: 48 
  • Course abbreviation: MMed(MetabHlth) 
  • USyd code: MAMEDICI4MBH 
  • UAC code: N/A 
  • Study mode: Online/Intensive 
  • Study type: PGCW 
  • Location: Camperdown/Darlington 
  • Duration full time: 1 year 
  • Duration part time: 2 - 4 years 

Availability for international students: Not available to student visa holders. International students on other visas with study rights may apply

What you'll study 

The masters requires the completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

  • 12 credit points of compulsory units of study
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study
  • 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

The course can be studied full-time or part-time and is largely taught online. Some of the MBHT stream specific unit of study include an intensive face to face teaching session which must be attended or viewed online.

Master of Medicine (Metabolic Health)
Speciality Classification
Provider Type
1 year full time / 2 - 4 years part time
End Date
CPD Points
Credit points required: 48
Price Details
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $31,500 (indicative only)
Tuition Fee for Domestic Students (Year 1): $31,500 (indicative only)
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