Master of Surgery (Advanced Gynaecological Surgery)

  • Effective from: 2020
  • Approved Abbreviation: MSurgAdvGyn
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 4770
  • AQF Level: 9

Program Status: 

This program applies to students who commenced in 2020 or later.

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

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

This program is available to specialist trainees in Obstetrics & Gynaecology who are undertaking a Fellowship in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery. This program 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 program 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).

Study Mode

Two years full-time

Program Advice

Assoc. Professor Harry Merkur

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

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Online Full Time Online See above


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. 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.

Recommended Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1Credit Points
MEDI 7046 Advanced Gynaecological Surgery 1 10
HLTH 7008 Introduction to Biostatistics 10
Select three alternate pool subjects of the following: 30
Power Modalities  
Gynaecological Surgery Ergonomics  
Pelvic Anatomy  
Port Entry  
Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Diploma in Advanced Gynaecological Surgery  
 Credit Points50
Year 2
MEDI 7047 Advanced Gynaecological Surgery 2 10
MEDI 7050 Advanced Practice in Gynaecological Surgery 10
Select three alternate pool subjects of the following: 30
Adnexal Surgery  
Pelvic Floor Surgery  
 Credit Points50
 Total Credit Points100