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Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery

Approved Abbreviation: GD(AGS)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4766.1

AQF Level: 8

Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year for this course is 2020 or later

This course is available to RANZCOG specialist trainees in Obstetrics & Gynaecology pursuing their interests in surgical gynaecology. The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery aims to develop a theoretical framework which can be applied in a clinical setting to help assess, plan and perform gynaecological surgery. There is an emphasis on the principles of surgical techniques with respect to gynaecological anatomy, physiology and pathology. Students will analyse biostatistics relating to gynaecological surgery to assist in reviewing the clinical literature, cases and outcomes. This course is expected to take 1-year full time to complete. On completion of the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery, students who meet the admission requirements for the Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery) may apply for entry.

◾ Director of Academic Program - Dr Kate McBride

Study Mode
One Year full-time

While this program does not require accreditation, the clinical component is recognised for advanced trainees in Obstetrics and Gynaecology by RANZCOG (The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.


All students must be:

1. Trainees or Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RANZCOG or other accredited college)

2. Satisfactory completion of RANZCOG written examination

3. Minimum 2 Obstetrics and Gynaecology operating lists per week (of which there must be a minimum of 1 Gynaecology operating list per week)

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students undertaking the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery must be registered medical practitioners undertaking or completed specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology training through RANZCOG (or other accredited college).

Course Structure

Year 1

401317Advanced Gynaecological Surgery 1
401077Introduction to Biostatistics

Choose three units from Year 1 alternate pool

Year 1 Alternate Pool

400996Power Modalities
401059Gynaecological Surgery Ergonomics
401061Pelvic Anatomy
400995Port Entry

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