courses

3878

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleMEmergHlth
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Alfred Hospital)
Multi-modal (Alfred Hospital)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3878
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or visit: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cehpp/

Course coordinator

Peter Jurkovsky

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Part-time study only. This course must be completed in a minimum of 1.5 years and a maximum of 5 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.

Description

This course is designed for emergency health practitioners interested in improving their clinical knowledge and aspiring to leadership positions in their field of practice. Students will have the opportunity to examine emergency health care from clinical and systems perspectives using local and international context and be able to enrol in a stream of study relevant to emergency health that advances their clinical knowledge. In the last year of the course students will study clinical research in emergency health and have the option of undertaking a clinical project or studying clinical improvement, education or leadership to develop the professional attributes and skills required to practice at an advanced level.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • apply an appropriate ethical and professional construct as an emergency care provider to the field of community based emergency health
  • demonstrate personal and professional development through critical review of their own clinical practice and identification of suitable learning experiences to meet their developmental needs
  • identify local and global networks that support and enhance community based emergency health practice
  • demonstrate clinical competence in the community based emergency health setting using a patient-centric, systematic clinical approach, that utilises effective communication techniques and advanced clinical problem solving
  • identify, describe, design and evaluate enhancements to community based emergency health practice using the best available evidence and appropriate frameworks
  • review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise a variety of resources in order to respond to community based emergency health issues.

Assessment

Assessment will be a mixture of written assignments and examinations. For clinical units, clinical simulation and professionalism assessment will form part of the assessment mix.

Structure

This course consists of core units and electives. Some of the required electives may be taken to form a particular stream.

Areas of study

Requirements

Level four

General stream

Students must complete:

Suitable units can also be identified using the browse units toolbrowse units tool (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/units/search) in the current edition of the Handbook. Note: Some units may require permission from the owning faculty. The level of the unit is indicated by the first number in the unit code; postgraduate units are those that commence with the numbers 4-5.

MICA paramedic stream

Students complete the following core units:

Summer semester
  • PAR4400 Theoretical foundations of intensive care paramedic practice
  • PAR4410 Pharmacological basis of intensive care paramedicine
Semester one
  • PAR4420 Emergency management of cardiac conditions
  • PAR4430 Emergency management of respiratory conditions
  • PAR4440 Emergency management of trauma and environmental conditions
  • PAR4470 Intensive care paramedicine clinical practicum
Semester two
  • PAR4450 Emergency management of paediatric and obstetric patients
  • PAR4460 Transition to clinical intensive care paramedicine

Intensive care paramedic stream

Students complete the following core units:

Summer semester
  • PAR4400 Theoretical foundations of intensive care paramedic practice
  • PAR4410 Pharmacological basis of intensive care paramedicine
Semester one
  • PAR4420 Emergency management of cardiac conditions
  • PAR4430 Emergency management of respiratory conditions
  • PAR4440 Emergency management of trauma and environmental conditions
  • PAR4480 Emergency management of medical conditions

plus two elective units as approved by the course coordinator from:

  • PAR4450 Emergency management of paediatric and obstetric conditions
  • PAR4460 Transition to professional practice
  • PAR4470 Clinical practicum
  • PAR4490 Extended care paramedicine
  • PAR4200 Foundations of Aeromedical and retrieval practice
  • PAR4210 Aeromedical and retrieval professional practice

Level five

Core units (24 points) as follows:

  • MEH5010 Research methods in emergency health
  • MEH5011 Emergency health: Evidence based practice

plus one of the following options:

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • 3876 Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health
  • 3877 Graduate Diploma of Emergency Health.

Award(s)

Master of Emergency Health