The rise in allergic disease prevalence over the last three decades has placed significant burden on healthcare systems to provide quality care to allergy sufferers. Currently there is an urgent need for allergy specialisation in primary care to meet the demand in allergy treatment and reduce waiting times.
Offered through the University of Western Sydney, the Graduate Certificate in Allergic Diseases is designed for medical practitioners, particularly general practitioners and paediatricians, who want to improve their care of patients with allergic diseases and gain a greater understanding of allergic disease management. Entry is open to registered medical practitioners in Australia and New Zealand.
This 2 year part-time course combines an introduction to the scientific basis of allergic diseases and clinical aspects of allergy. In the first year, students will complete a scientific program consisting of eight online modules delivered in distance mode, requiring approximately 5 hours per week of study. The second year consists of 50 hours of supervised clinical consultation within the setting of a specialist Immunology and Allergy clinic. As part of the course, students attend a full day face-to-face practical training workshop each year, the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) Annual Conference in both years, and the Macarthur Series in Immunology in Year 2. Indicative annual tuition fee for 2015: A$ 7,900.
How to Apply: All domestic applications for entry to UWS postgraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages. To register your interest in this course and receive further course information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org