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Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 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.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

3876

Credit points

24

Abbreviated title

GradCertEmergHth

Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Coordinator

Associate Professor Brett Williams

Contact details

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

Admission and fees

Find a CourseFind a Course (http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2016/3876)

Course type

Specialist
Graduate certificate

Standard duration

1 year PT

This course must be completed in a minimum of 0.5 year and a maximum of 3 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.

Mode and location

Off-campus (Alfred Hospital)
Multi-modal (Alfred Hospital)

Award/s

Graduate Certificate of Emergency Health
Graduate Certificate of Emergency Health (Aeromedicine and Retrieval)

The actual award conferred depends on units/streams completed.

Notes

  • This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.

Description

This course is available to emergency health professionals who are aiming to improve their clinical practice and knowledge in the delivery of aeromedical and retrieval emergency health services.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.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.

Structure

This course consists of core and elective units.

Requirements

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.

Aeromedicine and retrieval stream

Students must complete the following core units:

  • PAR4200 Introduction to aeromedical and retrieval concepts
  • PAR4210 Aeromedical and retrieval professional practice

plus two 6-point elective units from the following:

  • PAR4220 Aeromedical and retrieval clinical 1 (advanced life support/critical care)
  • PAR4230 Aeromedical and retrieval coordination
  • PAR4240 Aeromedical retrieval rescue
  • PAR4250 Aeromedical and retrieval clinical 2 (intensive care)