Master of Medicine (Allergic Diseases)

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: MMed(AllergicDis)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4753
  • AQF Level: 9

Master of Medicine (Allergic Diseases)

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.

◾ Director of Academic Program - Dr Kate McBride

Study Mode

Three years part-time

Program Advice

Dr Miriam Codarini

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Part Time Online 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 program.

Applicants for the Masters program will follow one of three admission pathways

  1. Applicants with no prior postgraduate qualification or training in allergic diseases will enrol through the standard admission pathway.
  2. Applicants with a Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases qualification from Western Sydney University will enrol through one of two pathways
    1. 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 program, and must successfully complete Reflective Clinical Allergy Practice before undertaking successive subjects (Nutritional Aspects of Allergic Diseases, Mental Health Aspects of Allergic Diseases)
      MEDI 7002 Allergic Sciences 1
      MEDI 7009 Clinical Allergy
    2. 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 program.
  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 program 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 form

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.

Program Structure

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

Note: The yearlong subject MEDI 7009 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 program-specific workshops.

Recommended Sequence

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 120 credit points as per the recommended sequence below.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
1H sessionCredit Points
MEDI 7002 Allergic Sciences 1 20
 Credit Points20
2H session
MEDI 7003 Allergic Sciences 2 20
Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases 1  
 Credit Points20
Year 2
1H session
For new students:  
MEDI 7022 Nutritional Aspects of Allergic Diseases 10
MEDI 7009 Clinical Allergy 10
For students with existing Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases qualification:  
Reflective Clinical Allergy Practice  
 Credit Points20
2H session
MEDI 7021 Mental Health Aspects of Allergic Diseases (for all students) 10
Select one of the following: 10
For new students:  
Clinical Allergy  
For students with existing Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases:  
Nutritional Aspects of Allergic Diseases  
Students may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Allergic Diseases 2  
 Credit Points20
Year 3
1H session
Select one of the following: 10
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology  
Introduction to Epidemiology  
And select one of the following 10
Health Advancement and Health Promotion (Capstone subject)  
Qualitative Research Methodology in Health (Capstone subject)  
Select one alternate subject from the list below 10
 Credit Points30
2H session
HLTH 7008 Introduction to Biostatistics 10
And select one of the following capstone subject (if not done in 1H session)  
Research Protocol Design and Practice  
Or choose one alternate subject from the list below
 
 Credit Points10
 Total Credit Points120

Alternate Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
PUBH 7002Analytic Approaches in Epidemiology10
PUBH 7006Data Management and Programming for Epidemiology10
PUBH 7008Environmental Epidemiology10
PUBH 7010Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases10
HLTH 7015Qualitative Research Methodology in Health10
PUBH 7025Statistical Methods in Epidemiology10
PUBH 7033The Social Determinants of Health10