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.

Semester 1 2022 - registrations opening soon


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, 2021: Monday 26 July ‚Äď Sunday 24 October 2021
Compulsory Block Days: 8 & 9 September 2021
This course will be delivered online in accordance to the Monash University semesters.

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 (8 & 9 September 2021).
  • 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.

    It is anticipated that this Course will be eligible for 6 Credit point towards the following Monash University courses:

    1. M6023 Master of Clinical Emergency Medicine
    2. M6024 Master of Public Health

    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.

    The Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care Unit will be delivered by a faculty of field-experienced and academic GEC leaders:

    Associate Professor Gerard O’Reilly
    Course Coordinator
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    Dr Georgina Phillips
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    Dr Rob Mitchell
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    Dr Jennifer Jamieson
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    Dr Vincent Atua
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    The Capacity Building in Global Emergency Care Unit is supported by the Chief Examiner for the overarching Masters of Clinical Emergency Medicine, 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.

    The Unit will be administered and delivered by the Alfred Health Emergency Education business unit. This unit is headed by Jessica Hocking (B.Ed., MBA) who has broad teaching, instructional design, event and course administration and international education experience.

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

    Angela Hodges
    Alfred Emergency Education
    Telephone: 03 9903 0666