Women's Health Medicine - 9014

Program Summary

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

Contact: Faculty of Medicine website

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Typical Duration: 1 Years  

Typical UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC Per Semester: 6

Max UOC Per Semester: 24

Min UOC For Award: 48


Master of Women's Health Medicine

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Program Description

Women's Health Medicine is a rapidly expanding and diverse field of practice. It encompasses the timely provision of sexual and reproductive care, pre-pregnancy and pregnancy care as well as the management of female specific conditions and malignancies. Increasing numbers of medical practitioners are developing special interests in this area – in particular General Practitioners, family planning practitioners and generalist gynaecologists. Significant career opportunities exist for those with demonstrable skills and knowledge in this field. In addition there are similar specialisations emerging in nursing and counselling, and amongst biological scientists. This program offers an entirely web-based study program enabling participants to effectively integrate their learning into their daily professional life without the costly disruption that face-to-face coursework entails. Individual courses within the Program have been developed so as to provide a practice-based and authentic approach to this field of study.

Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes

At the completion of the Master of Women’s Health program, students will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
  • Development of strong professional practice through knowledge and understanding of the ethical, social and professional aspects required to deliver a high standard of clinical care to all women;
  • Development of research literacy and skills within the field of women’s health medicine including inquiry-based learning skills and knowledge;
  • A developed capacity for critical evaluation and analysis of literature and clinical practice in the field of women’s health;
  • Development of effective communication skills in both professional and social contexts;
  • Enhanced collaborative and multidisciplinary teamwork skills within the workplace.
The learning outcomes will be achieved through completion of 2 core courses (depth of learning) and 6 elective courses (breadth). Learning and teaching strategies outlined below demonstrate how these learning outcomes will be achieved.

Program Structure

Core Courses

Elective Courses
A 6 UOC research project elective is offered to students provided they have achieved a credit or higher in SWCH9011 Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Each of the above courses will accrue 6UOC, with a total of 48 UOC required for successful completion of the program.

Academic Rules

The minimum entry requirement will be an undergraduate degree in medicine, nursing or health science and:
• a Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Higher Qualification; or
• commencement or completion of a recognised Medicine postgraduate vocational training program; or
• 1 years relevant postgraduate professional experience in medicine, nursing or health science.

How to Apply
Applications can be made online at
The following information should be attached to the application form:
- Your Curriculum Vitae
- Employer-provided statements of service
- Originals or certified copies of your academic record and proof of completion of previous degree


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