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Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery)

Approved Abbreviation: MS(AGS)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4770.1

AQF Level: 9

This course replaces 4690 Master of Surgery in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery from 1H 2020

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 specialist trainees in Obstetrics & Gynaecology who are undertaking a Fellowship in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery. This course aims to build on the foundations set in the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery, with an emphasis on evidence based best practice with respect to surgical techniques for various gynaecological pathologies. Students will reflect on personal experiences in gynaecological surgery, empowering continued self-improvement, appraisal and audit to enhance professional practice in advanced gynaecological surgery. This course is expected to take a further 1-year full time to complete after satisfactory completion from the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery (2 years in total).

◾ Director of Academic Program - Dr Kate McBride

Study Mode
Two years 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. Advanced Trainees or Specialists in Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RANZCOG or other accredited college)

2. Undertaking a Surgical Fellowship (minimum 1 year full time) in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery at an accredited site.

3. A minimum of 4 Gynaecology operating lists per week

4. Satisfactory completion of the Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery

Special Requirements Prerequisites
Students undertaking the Master Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery) must be registered medical practitioners undertaking or completed specialist Obstetrics & Gynaecology training through RANZCOG (or other accredited college). In addition, they must be undertaking a surgical fellowship (minimum 1 year) in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery at an accredited site.

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

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery

Year 2

401318Advanced Gynaecological Surgery 2
401314Advanced Practice in Gynaecological Surgery

Choose three units from Year 2 alternate pool

Year 2

Alternate Pool

401319Adnexal Surgery
401316Pelvic Floor Surgery

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