Emergency Medicine Research Course

The Emergency Medicine Research Course is a semester-long program run conjointly by Monash University and The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre. The course is made up of two postgraduate units Emergency Medicine Research Methods and Evidence Based Medicine (12 credit points). This unit can be completed as part of a Master program, or as a standalone certificate course.

đź“… Monday, 26 July - Sunday, 29 November 2021 (Semester 2)

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH COURSE
A STANDALONE CERTIFICATE COURSE OR 12 CREDIT POINTS TOWARDS A MASTERS PROGRAM

OVERVIEW

The Emergency Medicine Research Course is a semester-long program run conjointly by Monash University and The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre.

The course is made up of two postgraduate units Emergency Medicine Research Methods and Evidence Based Medicine (12 credit points):

  • Emergency Medicine Research Methods enables students to acquire the necessary practical skills to design and conduct a research project.
  • Evidence Based Medicine aims to equip students with the necessary skills to identify and incorporate the best available research evidence to their clinical training and clinical practice.

Participants will have regular, interactive contact with the course faculty. The program involves completion of self-directed weekly online study modules, four assignments and two sets of live online workshops. It is delivered part time and requires a commitment of approximately 20 hours a week.

This unit can be completed as part of a Masters program (such as a Master of Clinical Medicine) or as a standalone certificate course.

This course also satisfies completion of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) 4.10 requirement.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Advanced trainees in Emergency Medicine: successful completion satisfies the research requirement for ACEM.
Clinicians with an interest in emergency medicine research.

 

DATES

This course will be delivered online in accordance to the Monash University semesters.

SEMESTER 2, 2021
Monday, 26 July – Sunday, 29 November 2021
– Block Days 1:  To be confirmed (August 2021)
– Block Days 2:  To be confirmed (October 2021)

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH COURSE
A STANDALONE CERTIFICATE COURSE OR 12 CREDIT POINTS TOWARDS A MASTERS PROGRAM

 

FORMAT

The Emergency Medicine Research Course course is a semester long university program.

The course format will include:

  • Weekly online readings
  • A weekly online discussion task
  • Online video podcasts
  • Block day attendance

 

RESEARCH METHODS

This subject covers:

  • Introduction to research methods used in observational studies
  • Practical skills required in the design and assessment of a research project
  • Protocol design, including study type selection, introduction to questionnaire design, sampling methods, and ethics approval
  • Planning data management and statistical analysis and developing a study budget
  • Introduction to the role of qualitative research

Content overview:

  • Introduction to PICO
  • Choosing a study design
  • Introduction to statistics for research
  • Subject selection
  • Measurement
  • Bias and confounding
  • Trials in critical care; statistical issues
  • Data input & management
  • Diagnostic tests; research ethics
  • Funding; and qualitative methods

 

EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE

This subject covers:

  • Formulating answerable clinical questions
  • Scientific literature searches
  • Critical appraisal of scientific literature and evidence based guidelines
  • Application of research to clinical practice
  • Barriers to changing practice

Content overview:

  • Introduction to evidence based medicine
  • Asking an answerable question
  • Research designs
  • Searching the literature
  • P values and Confidence Intervals
  • Interpreting data
  • Data Quality and missing data
  • Bias and confounding
  • Critically appraising studies of therapy
  • Critically appraising studies of harm
  • Critically appraising studies of diagnosis
  • Understanding systematic reviews
  • Critically appraising studies of prognosis
 
ASSESSMENT SUMMARY

The course consists of two subjects:

  1. Research Methods
  2. Evidence Based Medicine

There are three assessment tasks for each subject:

  • Assignment 1
  • Assignment 2
  • Online exercises

Each subject has online tasks due at the end of each week. The online tasks are designed to encourage group learning.

The course includes four compulsory block days.

The course can be successfully completed only after concurrent completion of both subjects. There is no scope for repeating one subject.

 

GRADING

Your final grade for the subject will be reported according to the following grades:

HD – High Distinction ≥80%
D – Distinction 70-79%
C – Credit 60-69%
P – Pass 50-59%
N – Fail <50%

 

COURSE COMPLETION

On completion of this course students will receive certification from Monash University. This certificate will indicate competency in the learning objectives described in the course overview. Credit towards  Masters programs can be obtained.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH COURSE
A STANDALONE CERTIFICATE COURSE OR 12 CREDIT POINTS TOWARDS A MASTERS PROGRAM

 

FEES
  • $4,550.00 per person
  • Course fee includes all required learning resources.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • In very rare cases, due to clinical demand or other unforeseen, unavoidable reasons, courses may need to be cancelled. In this instance registrants will be advised urgently and will receive a full refund for registration fees.
  • If you are no longer able to attend this course you may transfer the fees to the next available date.
  • If you are no longer able to attend this course you may transfer course fees to another person without penalty.
  • All transfer requests must be made in writing.

 

REFUND POLICY
  • Cancellation more than 30 days before the event: 70% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days: no refund.
  • Cancellation must be in writing.

 

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH COURSE
A STANDALONE CERTIFICATE COURSE OR 12 CREDIT POINTS TOWARDS A MASTERS PROGRAM


Prof Peter Cameron
Academic Director of The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre and Professor of Emergency and Divisional Head of Health Services Research at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
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Prof Biswadev Mitra
Head, Clinical Research, National Trauma Research Institute & Consultant Emergency Physician, Alfred Health
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A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly
Consultant Emergency Physician and Head, Global Programs (Emergency), Alfred Health
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Prof Paul Jennings

Research Coordinator, Monash University & Paramedic, Ambulance Victoria
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EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESEARCH COURSE
A STANDALONE CERTIFICATE COURSE OR 612CREDIT POINTS TOWARDS A MASTERS PROGRAM

 

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

James Cameron
Alfred Emergency Education
Telephone: 03 9903 0803

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENDORSEMENT & ACCREDITATION

This course is endorsed by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and accredited by the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine.