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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Medicine

  • Masters (Coursework)

This online program will provide you with the specialised skills required to diagnose and manage skin cancer through a flexible structure that can fit around your existing schedule.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$40,640 per year / $81,280 total

About this course

Through this 2 year part-time program, you'll gain the specialised knowledge and skills required to diagnose and manage skin malignancy. You'll also consolidate your skills in the fields of clinical and dermatoscopic diagnosis and managing skin malignancies.

You can choose either clinical, research or public health pathways. As a graduate, you'll possess a high level of knowledge and diagnostic skills that will empower you to manage a large proportion of skin cancer cases. You can also use this knowledge in skin cancer research or skin cancer related policy and health promotion.

You will:

  • understand the embryology, microanatomy, physiology, oncology and epidemiology of skin
  • be able to undertake a consultation (history and examination) for a skin check
  • demonstrate an ability to assess skin lesions through dermatoscopy and dermal imaging - and be competent in differential diagnosis
  • confidently advise and manage most patients with skin cancer, using appropriate medical and therapeutic modalities in partnership with the patient
  • possess a sound understanding of how to minimise indemnity risk in your practice
  • know when to refer a patient for further opinion or more advanced treatment
  • undertake research training, critically analyse current research in the field and apply this in professional practice.

Study locations


What you will learn

  • Gain in-demand expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer.
  • Benefit from a program that's fully delivered online, including readings, lectures, group discussions and case studies, with assessments and examinations also administered online.
  • Join the leading provider of medical education and research in Queensland at UQ Medicine.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • General practitioner
  • Hospital specialist
  • Skin clinic specialist