Graduate Diploma (AQF Level 8)
Professional accreditation status
Accreditation for this course is currently being sought by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Tropical Health and Medicine
Applicants must have completed an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a health related field, and be an AHPRA registered health practitioner and maintain their registration for the duration of the course; or
Be a current final year student of a James Cook University MBBS program with a minimum GPA of 4.0 or above and have their enrolment approved by the Dean of College/Course Coordinator; or
Submit, as an exceptional case, evidence of professional and academic attainments, including employment for a minimum of three years in health related activities and previous anatomical studies at a tertiary level.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 3c – Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.
Hepatitis B immunisation:
Students must provide evidence of being immune to hepatitis B within the first teaching period of their studies. A blood-borne viral disease may result in a student’s inability to obtain a placement in a Queensland Health facility and consequently may result in their inability to complete the requirements of the course as accredited by the relevant professional accrediting body. If a student has not complied with the above requirement by the last day of the first teaching period of their studies, their enrolment will be terminated immediately.
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Students must maintain AHPRA registration for the duration of the course, except for students concurrently enrolled in MBBS.
Due to online/external delivery of this course, computer and internet access is required.
24 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
Attendance and participation in the cadaveric whole body dissection workshops (4 across the degree) held in Townsville
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy will be able to:
AT8301:12 Surgical Anatomy Part 1 of 2
AT8302:12 Surgical Anatomy Part 2 of 2
Due to the online/external delivery design of this course, availability of this course at other JCU campuses is not required. However, the specialised professional, academic and technical requirements necessary for the delivery of the cadaveric dissection workshops would not allow this component of the course to be delivered at alternative sites to the Townsville (Douglas) campus.
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Course delivery will be predominantly through online delivery due to the workplace and training requirements of graduate medics/dentists and AHPRA registered health practitioners.
Attendance at Townsville based cadaveric dissection workshops is a requirement for course completion.
Expected time to complete
One year full time or part time equivalent
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Whole Body Cadaveric Dissection Workshops:
This course includes prescribed whole body cadaveric dissection workshops. These workshops are a compulsory/mandatory component of the course.
Maximum allowed Pass
Supplementary exam for
A student who has failed the final subject towards the award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by the relevant accreditation body will apply.
GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF SURGICAL ANATOMY
This is a joint degree
Inclusion of majors on
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award