Emergency Medicine Theory and Practice

Gain knowledge, skills and experience in Emergency Medicine, with access to a highly experienced faculty of emergency and trauma clinicians in a major tertiary hospital setting. This course/unit provides a practical opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills required of an advanced emergency medicine practitioner. This course can either be completed as a standalone certificate, or as one unit towards the Master of Public Health with Monash University.

📅 Semester 1 2023: Monday 27 February - Sunday 11 June 2023 REGISTRATIONS OPEN
📅 Semester 2 2023: Monday 24 July - Sunday 5 November 2023 REGISTRATIONS OPENING IN 2023

OVERVIEW

Gain knowledge, skills and experience in Emergency Medicine, with access to a highly experienced faculty of emergency and trauma clinicians in a major tertiary hospital setting.

This course/unit provides a practical opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and skills required of an advanced emergency medicine practitioner.

Topic’s include:

  • Resuscitation
  • Critical care
  • Trauma
  • Cardiovascular emergencies
  • Respiratory emergencies
  • Digestive emergencies
  • Neurological emergencies
  • Infectious disease emergencies
  • Ocular & ENT emergencies
  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Toxicology emergencies
  • Paediatric emergencies
 

Students will be required to complete online studies over a twelve week program and to undertake a minimum number of practicum placement hours in an Emergency Department setting under the supervision of accredited faculty.

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

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is relevant to CMOs, General Practitioners, Emergency Medicine trainees and clinicians (suggested PGY3 or equivalent onwards) and clinicians responsible for emergency care in rural and remote settings.

 

Eligibility
  • MBBS.
  • Registration with MBA or relevant equivalent international body.
  • A minimum of two years equivalent full-time experience in the cognate discipline.
  • Evidence of current clinical experience in the field of Emergency Medicine (suggested 0.5FTE minimum) with supervision from a Fellow of a recognised Australian Specialist Training College.

 

DATES

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

SEMESTER 1 2023
Dates: Monday 27 February to Sunday 11 June 2023
Intensive Week: Monday 22 May to Friday 26 May (provisional)
REGISTRATIONS OPEN

SEMESTER 2 2023
Dates: Monday 24 July to Sunday 5 November 2023
Intensive Week: Monday 16 October to Friday 20 October (provisional)
REGISTRATIONS OPENING IN 2023

The Emergency Medicine Theory and Practice course is a semester long university program.

Students are required to complete:

  • Online tutorials.
  • Undertake online studies for 4-6 hours per week over 12 weeks.
  • Attend a five-day intensive workshop.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Implement specialist medical diagnostic skills during the acute phase of illness or injury.
  2. Apply specialist emergency medical knowledge and skills to resuscitation.
  3. Critically apply an evidence-based approach towards the implementation of medical procedural and technical skills required in the emergency settings.
  4. Integrate emergency medicine theory with practical experience across a range of patient cases and situations.
  5. Apply a critically reflective approach towards the management of emergency patient.
 
CORE TEXTS

The core texts for this unit are:

  • Cameron P, Little, Mitra B, Deasy C, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine, 5th Edition, Elsevier, London, 2019
  • Cameron P, Browne G, Mitra B, Dalziel S, Craig S, Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, London 2018

 

ASSESSMENT SUMMARY

Hurdle requirement:

  1. Attendance to a five-day intensive week to be held online.

Assessments:

  1. Completion of prescribed clinical log.
  2. Online exercises – participation and content for each topic.
  3. Workplace based case review with 1800 word report and presentation.
  4. Clinical assessment during intensive workshop.
 
REGISTRATION FEES
  • $3,500.00 + GST.
  • 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.
 

FACULTY

Professor Peter Cameron is Academic Director of Alfred Health Emergency, and Professor of Emergency, and Precinct Lead of the Alfred-Monash Research and Education Precinct. He is Past President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. He has also just completed his term as the Clinical Lead for the Emergency Clinical Care Network for Victoria.
Dr David McCreary is an Emergency Physician at the Alfred Hospital and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University. He completed his undergraduate training in the UK at the University of Liverpool and completed his MSc in Trauma Science from Queen Mary’s University, London. David trained in Emergency Medicine in a variety of centres in UK and Australia and is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
Dr Gavin Ng is a Fellow of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine, and is currently employed as an Emergency Physician at Alfred Health and Ballarat Health Services. Gavin has completed his undergraduate medical training in 2011, graduating from the University of Melbourne. He has been training in Emergency Medicine since 2014. Gavin has worked in a variety of clinical settings, ranging from metropolitan EDs to regional areas in Victoria.
Dr. Binula Wickramarachchi is an Emergency Advanced Trainee and Education Fellow at the Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Auckland in 2011, prior to making the move across the Tasman for his emergency specialist training. His clinical experience includes emergency, critical care and retrieval medicine in various sites across Melbourne and Darwin, and has recently completed his fellowship examinations for the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I am a GP and work part-time in a Rural ED, am I eligible to undertake this course?
Yes. We recommend that you should be working a minimum of 0.5EFT in an Emergency Department in order to get the most out of our course. Less than 0.5EFT or other work plans will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on clinician experience.

I have some formal ED experience but am not currently working clinically in an ED, am I eligible to undertake this course?
Students must be working clinically (at least 0.5EFT) in an Emergency Department. Students who may work less than 0.5EFT may still be eligible to enrol but this is assessed on a case-by-case basis.

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 etc@alfred.org.au for further information.

Part of the course assessment are OSCEs. I do not feel confident with oral examinations.
The OSCEs are a small part of the assessment process, and contributes towards a student’s overall mark but is not a hurdle requirement in order for you to successfully pass the course. The OSCE is a good learning opportunity for students, and is an opportunity to help build your confidence. The course Faculty are supportive and students will be provided with lots of feedback throughout the course.

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

I am an ACEM late phase advanced trainee preparing for my fellowship exams, will this course aid in my preparation?
This course is not designed specifically towards the FACEM exams, but rather is an overview of Emergency Medicine as a whole. It would be of benefit to provide a strong theoretical foundation before entering into dedicated study for the exams, but not during the preparation period when a trainee’s focus should be on exam-focused content and technique.

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

Angela Hodges
Alfred Emergency Education
Telephone: 03 9076 8424
Email: etc@alfred.org.au

“Really fantastic course, it’s made a huge difference to my practice and overall confidence levels.” Dr Emefa Kporku, Class of 2021

ACCREDITATION

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