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Master of Medicine (Allergic Diseases)

Approved Abbreviation: MMed(AllergicDis)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4753.2

AQF Level: 9

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


The Master of Medicine (Allergic Diseases) equips medical practitioners in clinical practice with advanced theoretical knowledge and clinical expertise in allergic diseases and core epidemiological research methods. Students will build on and integrate skills through online and face to face learning activities over a three year program. The program will enable students to competently diagnose and manage patients with allergic diseases, and critically appraise new concepts and evidence for clinical and research use. Students will gain the fundamental epidemiological and statistical concepts and skills required to design and conduct studies and pursue further research training in allergic diseases.

Study Mode
Three years part-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Miriam Codarinimedicine@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above

Admission

Applicants must be qualified and registered medical practitioners (doctors) in current clinical practice in Australia or New Zealand. Only local applicants who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia or citizens of New Zealand will be eligible to enrol in this course.

Additional Information

Applicants for the Masters course will follow one of three pathways

1. Applicants with no prior postgraduate qualification or training in allergic diseases will follow the standard recommended sequence.

2. Applicants with a Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases qualification from Western Sydney University will enrol through one of two pathways

a) Students who completed the degree between 2012 and 2017 must apply for recognition of prior learning for 40 credit points (Allergic Sciences, Clinical Allergy). If approved, students will be eligible to enrol in Year 2 of the Masters course, and must successfully complete Reflective Clinical Allergy Practice before undertaking successive units (Nutritional Aspects of Allergic Diseases, Mental Health Aspects of Allergic Diseases)

401063.1 Allergic Sciences

401064.3 Clinical Allergy

b) Students who completed the degree from 2018 onwards with a minimum credit grade average must apply for recognition of prior learning for 40 credit points (Allergic Sciences 1, Allergic Sciences 2). If approved, students will be eligible to enrol in Year 2 of the Masters course.

3. Applicants with prior postgraduate qualifications or training in allergic diseases from a tertiary institution other than Western Sydney University or an accredited professional organisation (e.g. Royal Australasian College of Physicians) must apply for recognition of prior learning. If approved, students will be eligible to enrol in the Masters course at the level determined by their prior learning.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience MUST support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students must supply a certified copy of their medical degree (MBBS, MBChB or equivalent qualification) and current medical registration, and proof of proficiency in English (if medical qualification was obtained overseas) at the time of application. In addition, students for the Graduate Diploma in Allergic Diseases (exit only) and Master of Medicine (Allergic Diseases) must be qualified and registered medical practitioners in clinical practice, and be able to access a specialist Immunology and Allergy clinic.

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Note: The yearlong unit 401064 Clinical Allergy will consist of 50 hours of supervised consultation of patients with allergic disease within the setting of a specialist Immunology/Allergy clinic. Students will also need to attend the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Annual Scientific Meeting and the annual MacArthur Series in Immunology and take part in two course-specific workshops.

Recommended Sequence

Year 1

1H session

401249Allergic Sciences 1

2H session

401250Allergic Sciences 2

Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases

4755 Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases

Year 2

1H session

New students:

401251Nutritional Aspects of Allergic Diseases
401064Clinical Allergy

Or

Students with existing Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases qualification:

401253Reflective Clinical Allergy Practice

2H session

All students:

401252Mental Health Aspects of Allergic Diseases

for new students:

401064Clinical Allergy

Or

Students with existing Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases:

401251Nutritional Aspects of Allergic Diseases

Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Allergic Diseases

4754 Graduate Diploma in Allergic Diseases

Year 3

1H session

Choose one of

401173Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
401076Introduction to Epidemiology

And choose one capstone unit

400418Health Advancement and Health Promotion
401238Qualitative Research Methodology in Health

Or choose one alternate unit from the list below

2H session

401077Introduction to Biostatistics

And choose one capstone unit (if not done in 1H session)

401080Research Protocol Design and Practice

Or choose one alternate unit from the list below

Alternate units

401175Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology
401179Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology
401177Environmental Epidemiology
401174Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases
401238Qualitative Research Methodology in Health
401176Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
401372The Social Determinants of Health


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