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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry 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

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradCertEmergHth
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Off-campus (Peninsula)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 0690; email ingrid.brooks@med.monash.edu.au or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cehpp

Course coordinator

Ms Ingrid Brooks

Notes

  • This course is not available to international student visa holders. Admission to the medical stream is restricted to overseas doctors.
  • Part-time study only.

Description

This course is available to health professionals who are aiming to improve their clinical practice and knowledge in the delivery of emergency health services. Students will enrol in a stream of study that matches their professional background and clinical learning needs and interests. The following streams are available:

  • general paramedic stream
  • aeromedical retrieval
  • emergency and disaster preparedness
  • medical.

Objectives

On completion of the course graduates will have the knowledge, skills and attributes to:

  • apply an appropriate ethical and professional construct as an emergency care provider to the field of community based emergency health
  • develop and enhance their personal and professional development through critical review of their own clinical practice and identification of suitable learning experiences to meet their learning needs
  • prepare for an advanced clinical practitioner role having explored an area of interest related to the field of community based emergency health
  • demonstrate a patient orientated, preventive and systematic clinical approach, the use of advanced clinical problem solving processes and the integration of theory, practical skills and clinical competence
  • communicate and work effectively with other emergency services personnel and other members of the health care team in the setting of a changing health care and emergency medical services system
  • develop an awareness of the responses of patients and their relatives to acute, life-threatening illness/injury, in a diverse cultural community
  • contribute to and utilise outcomes from quality management and clinical audit strategies, information technology and research programs
  • critically evaluate the relevance of research findings within the context of Community-based Emergency Health.

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 mix.

Structure

Students undertake one of four streams of study comprised of core and elective units.

Requirements

General stream

Students will be required to complete 24 credit points comprising the following core and elective units if they wish to exit with the award of Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health.

Core unit

  • MEH4306 Integrated emergency medical system

Elective units

  • 18 credit points of postgraduate electives

Students must select at least on elective unit offered by the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice (DCEHPP). Other electives may be taken from departments in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, provided they are of the appropriate postgraduate level and approved by the course coordinator.

Aeormedical retrieval stream

Students will be required to complete 24 credit points comprising the following three core and one elective units if they wish to exit with the award of Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (Aeromedical Retrieval).

Core units

  • PAR4201 Introduction to aeromedical retrieval
  • PAR4202 Aeromedical retrieval - clinical
  • MEH4308 Clinical practicum

Elective units

Select one of:

  • PAR4204 Aeromedical retrieval - rescue
  • PAR4205 Aeromedical retrieval - project
  • PAR4206 International aeromedical retrieval

Emergency preparedness and disaster health stream

Students will be required to complete 24 credit points comprising the following core units if they wish to exit with the award of Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (Emergency and Disaster Preparedness).

Core units

  • MDM4010 Introduction to the principles of emergency preparedness and disaster medicine
  • MDM4020 Emergency preparedness
  • MDM4030 Major incident management
  • MDM4040 Disaster recovery

Medical stream

Admission to the medical stream is restricted to overseas doctors selected by their own government to train in the practice of Emergency Medicine, at the Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre.

Students will be required to complete 24 credit points comprising the following core units if they wish to exit with the award of Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (Medical).

Core units

  • PAR4303 Management of emergency trauma and environmental conditions
  • PAR4302 Management of emergency cardiac conditions
  • PAR4304 Management of emergency medical conditions
  • MEH4308 Clinical practicum*

Award(s)

Graduate Certificate of Emergency Health (Paramedic)

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (Aeromedical Retrieval)

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (Emergency and Disaster Preparedness)

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (Medical)

Where more than one award is listed the actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.