Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery (4766)

  • Approved Abbreviation: GDAdvGynSurg
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4766
  • AQF Level: 8

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

This program 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 program 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 Paul Stoodley

4770 - Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery)

Study Mode

One year full-time

Program Advice

Associate Professor Harry Merkur


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above

Accreditation Note

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 program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program 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 

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).

Program Structure

Year 1

Subject Title Credit Points
MEDI 7046Advanced Gynaecological Surgery 120
HLTH 7008Introduction to Biostatistics10
Select three subjects from Year 1 alternate pool30
Year 1 Alternate Pool
Power Modalities
Gynaecological Surgery Ergonomics
Pelvic Anatomy
Port Entry
Total Credit Points60