Degrees Of Karl
1953 to 1959: Primary School Education at the Little Flower School in Wollongong, NSW
1960 to 1964: Secondary School Education at Edmund Rice Christian Brothers College in Wollongong, NSW. Received Commonwealth Scholarship to University.
1965 to 1967: Tertiary Education at the Wollongong Campus of the University of New South Wales, reading for a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics. (B. Sc.).
1968 to 1969: Read for a Master of Science (Qualifying) in Astrophysics at the Wollongong Campus of the University of New South Wales. (M. Sc. (Qual.)).
1977: Studied as a miscellaneous student in Computer Science at the University of New South Wales.
1978: Commenced reading for a Master of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (part-time).
1979-1980: Full-time student at the University of New South Wales. Received two scholarships - Commonwealth Government Scholarship in 1979 and Lions Fellowship in 1980. Studied under Dr. Peter Gouras in Jan/Feb 1980 at the Columbia University Presbyterian Physician's and Surgeon's Hospital in New York to gain extra knowledge in the field of electroretinography (detecting electrical signals from the human retina). Designed and built an electroretinograph. This device is still in use at the Prince of Wales Hospital, in association with the Retinitis Pigmentosa Foundation. Completed degree of Master of Biomedical Engineering. (M. Biomed. E.).
1981 to 1984: Read for degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Sydney. Awarded Grafton Elliot Smith Memorial Prize for Anatomy in 1982. Awarded Alexander James Scholarship for Community Medicine in 1984.
1982: Elected Member of the Australian Institute of Physics. (M.A.I.P.).
1986: Completed Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. (MB, BS).