courses

3876

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 locationMulti-modal (Alfred Hospital)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3876
Contact details

Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice: telephone +61 3 9904 4327; email enquiries.paramedics@monash.edu.au or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/pgrad/coursework/

Course coordinator

Mr Stephen Burgess

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • 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.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • apply an appropriate ethical and professional construct as an emergency care provider to the field of community based emergency health
  • demonstrate personal and professional development through critical review of their own clinical practice and identification of suitable learning experiences to meet their developmental needs
  • identify local and global networks that support and enhance community based emergency health practice
  • demonstrate clinical competence in the community based emergency health setting using a patient-centric, systematic clinical approach, that utilises effective communication techniques and advanced clinical problem solving
  • identify, describe, design and evaluate enhancements to community based emergency health practice using the best available evidence and appropriate frameworks
  • review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise a variety of resources in order to respond to community based emergency health issues

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

This course consists of core and elective units.

Requirements

General stream

Students must complete:

  • 24 credit points from relevant graduate programs within the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and/or the University as approved by the course coordinator.

Aeromedicine and retrieval stream

Students must complete the following core units:

  • PAR4200 Introduction to aeromedical and retrieval concepts
  • PAR4210 Aeromedical and retrieval professional practice

plus two 6-point elective units from the following:

  • PAR4220 Aeromedical and retrieval clinical 1
  • PAR4230 Aeromedical and retrieval coordination
  • PAR4240 Aeromedical retrieval rescue
  • PAR4250 Aeromedical and retrieval clinical 2
  • PAR4260 Aeromedical and retrieval project
  • PAR4270 Aeromedical and retrieval practicum
  • any unit from relevant graduate programs within the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and/or the University as approved by the course coordinator

Award(s)

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health
Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (Aeromedicine and Retrieval)

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.