Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care

The Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care (CBGEC) course aims to develop the knowledge and skills of current and future Global Emergency Care (GEC) practitioners in capacity building.  GEC practitioners work in diverse settings, often in the context of limited resources and resource-limited emergency care systems.

đź“… Semester 2 2023: Monday 24 July - Sunday 22 October 2023


This Course will equip emergency care practitioners with the knowledge and skills to develop, deliver and evaluate safe and effective GEC capacity building programs in collaboration with local partners.

Participants undertaking this course will acquire a specialist and unique skill-set which enables them to contribute to or lead the development of emergency care services (hospital emergency department and prehospital emergency services), emergency workforces (supporting the development of urgently required, specialist clinical and non-clinical staff) and establishing systems and networks which provide emergency healthcare where it is desperately needed.

Who should attend:

  • Career Medical Officers (CMOs)
  • Emergency Medicine trainees and clinicians
  • Emergency Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Medical professionals responsible for emergency care in developing regions
  • Senior health administrators

Semester 2 2023: Monday 24 July – Sunday 22 October 2023
Compulsory workshop: Full-day workshop – Monday 11 September 2023
Optional session: Full-day symposium – Tuesday 12 September 2023

This course will be delivered online.
The compulsory workshop will be delivered as a hybrid model – online and remotely in Melbourne, Victoria.

The Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care (CBGEC) course is a semester long university program.

Students are required to:

  • Undertake ~4 hours of online study per week.
  • Attend the Global Emergency Care Workshop: 11 September 2023 (date subject to change).
  • Complete interactive online tasks and discussions.
  • Complete essential reading, video, and podcast resources.
  • Complete postgraduate level assessment.

By the successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the definition and role of global emergency care and how emergency care is linked to global health priorities and activities.
  • Summarise the status of emergency care globally.
  • Outline the principles of capacity development and effective partnership and appreciate the ethical challenges associated with global health collaborations and experiences.
  • Outline an approach to conducting a needs assessment of emergency care in a resource- limited context.
  • Develop a project framework for delivering an emergency care capacity development project in a resource-limited context.
  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan for an emergency care capacity development project in a resource-limited context.
  • Develop a relevant research question for a global emergency care setting.
  • Outline the principles of effective teaching and training in cross-cultural and resource-limited settings.
  • Outline the health-related priorities for emergency care system disaster preparedness in a resource-limited environment.
  • Demonstrate an increased level of preparedness to undertake a field-based role for a global emergency care capacity development project.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how global structures of race, gender, class, politics, socioeconomics and climate change impact on and intersect with health and emergency care systems.

The Course is designed as a multi-modal program to leverage the accessibility and convenience of online learning, whilst maintaining the value of live, face-to-face (either virtual or in-space) learning. The content will include essential reading, video and podcast recordings. There are weekly interactive online tasks and several assignments to be completed.

Specifically, this Course is delivered over twelve weeks of multi-modal study, covering eleven module topics. Learning content is delivered predominantly online, plus a single block period (the Global Emergency Care Workshop) of ten hours. Workshop activities provide students with structured opportunities to practice the skills acquired via this Course, as well as on opportunity to translate their learning into real-word scenarios.

This course can either be completed as a standalone certificate, or as one unit towards the Master of Public Health with Monash University.

This will be confirmed as soon as possible. Please contact if you have any questions.


Medical participants working in high and upper-middle income countries
AUD $3500.00 +GST

Nursing participants working in high and upper-middle income countries
AUD $1750.00 +GST

Medical participants working in lower-middle and low income countries
AUD $1750.00 +GST

Nursing participants working in lower-middle and low income countries
AUD $875.00 +GST

To see which group you belong to, please click on the following link.



If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you are welcome to nominate someone else to attend in your place. Please advise substitutions via email so a correct name tag will be available at the registration desk. CPD hours will be allocated to the substitute delegate.

Refunds (non-COVID): 

Cancellation more than 30 days before the event: 70% refund.
Cancellation less than 30 days before the event: no refund, cancellation must be in writing.

Please note, when you register you will be agreeing to the following:


  • Unfortunately, in very rare cases due to clinical demand or other unforeseen, unavoidable reason, courses may need to be cancelled. In this instance registrants will be advised urgently and will receive a full refund for registration fees.
  • The content of this course is directed at (appropriately licensed and trained) medical practitioners. It represents current information about the provision of emergency care. It is not intended to replace, and should not be construed as, medical advice. Any concerns regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment should be directed to a medical practitioner.
  • Due to the corona virus pandemic, course dates and conditions of participation for courses within-person attendance are subject to change based on government advice. This includes (but is not limited to) attendance by those with symptoms of COVID-19, awaiting COVID-19 test results, furloughed from work due to COVID-19, or having travelled overseas or in Australian government identified COVID-19 Hot Spot areas within the last 14 days. If you fit, or are concerned about any of these criterias near your course date, we kindly request you cancel your registration to ensure safety for all. Cancelled registrations can be transferred to an alternative course or held in credit and used any time in the next 24 months. Please be advised that all participants will be required to complete an electronic attestation regarding COVID-19 on arrival at each course date.


A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly is a senior Emergency Physician and Head of Global Programs at the Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and NHMRC Research Fellow at the National Trauma Research Institute and Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
Rob Mitchell (@robdmitchell) is an emergency and retrieval physician at the Alfred Hospital Emergency & Trauma Centre in Melbourne. He has a strong interest in global emergency care (GEC), having previously completed Australian Volunteers for International Development assignments in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Solomon Islands.
Dr Georgina Phillips has worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne for more than 25 years, with special interest in clinical excellence and research for patients with complex psychosocial issues. Since 1996 as an Australian Volunteer doctor in Kiribati, Georgina has had ongoing involvement in emergency care capacity development in the Asia-Pacific region, including Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Fiji, Timor-Leste and Myanmar.
Dr Jennifer Jamieson (@drjennyjam) is an emergency physician and trauma consultant with a passion for global health and emergency medicine. She currently works as a FACEM at the Royal Hobart Hospital and helps oversee the trauma portfolio for the emergency department. She undertook her specialty training at the Alfred Hospital, then split her time working as a trauma consultant at Alfred Health and an emergency physician at Monash Health.

The Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care Unit is supported by Professor Peter Cameron. Professor Cameron is an internationally recognised expert on emergency care systems. Professor Cameron has published over 600 peer reviewed journals and has delivered education and training to thousands of emergency physicians, including for postgraduate and advanced training.


Is it compulsory to attend the Workshop?
Yes. Failure to attend will result in non-completion of the course. Students should request this day off from their employer. Students please refer to the dates provided on the website.

Can I access the online course content prior to the course commencement date?
No. The online course content is only available to those registered students from the first day the course commences. It is important that students try logging into the system from day one to check they have no access issues.

I am an International Student am I eligible to enrol into this course?
This course is open to domestic and international students. The course is currently delivered entirely online, so students just need access to a computer and an internet connection to take part.

Is there a fee discount available for students applying from a LMIC?
Students applying from LMICs may be eligible for a discount on our course fees. Please contact the Course Administrator at for further information.

Does this course count towards the Master of Clinical Medicine and Master of Public Health?
Yes. Successful completion of the CBGEC course contributes six credit points towards the Master of Clinical Medicine or the Master of Public Health with Monash University.

I am trying to sign up to the course however I notice “0 available” on the website, does this mean I am unable to register for this course?
Yes, it means all the places have been filled. You can email us ( to be placed on the waiting list and you will notified if a place becomes available or when the next course opens for registration.

Is this course suitable for me?
CBGEC is suitable for all clinicians who deliver emergency care in any setting, whether a big metropolitan hospital, the smallest rural clinic, and everywhere in between, in Australia and internationally.

We have students from a variety of training backgrounds and levels including:
• Career Medical Officers (CMOs)
• Emergency Medicine trainees and clinicians
• Emergency Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
• Medical professionals responsible for emergency care in developing regions
• Senior health administrators

Is the course accredited for CPD?
Yes. CBGEC is approved by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and accredited by Australian College of Rural Remote Medicine for CPD.

For more information about this course, please contact the Course Coordinator.

Jessica Currie
Alfred Emergency Education
Telephone: 03 9076 8423