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M6023

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Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2017 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.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Course code

M6023

Credit points

48

Abbreviated title

MCM

Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Admission and fees

AustraliaAustralia(http://www.study.monash/courses/find-a-course/2017/M6023)

Course progression map

M6023 (pdf)

Course type

Specialist
Single degree
Master's by coursework

Standard duration

1 year FT, 2 years PT

Students have a maximum of 4 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Mode and location

Multi-modal (Alfred Hospital)

Award/s

Master of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Master of Clinical Trauma Medicine
Master of Critical Care Medicine

Award post-nominals (abbreviated award title).

Notes

  • This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.

Description

The course will equip experienced health care practitioners with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges that beset the modern health care system. It will provide them with an academic framework within which to develop a range of advanced problem-solving and decision-making skills to achieve best practice health outcomes for patients and clients.

Specialisations

Critical care

This specialisation is designed for consultants or registrars to develop knowledge across key areas of critical care practice. Core modules will cover essentials of communication, conflict management and leadership, ethics, medico-legal principles, evidence-based medicine, clinical and practice guidelines, systematic reviews, quality improvement, benchmarking, patient safety and risk management. Electives will include clinical research methods, health systems management and leadership and quality improvement. Critical care skill sets will be offered in extracorporeal support, including ECMO, echocardiography and ultrasound and airway and ventilator management including bronchoscopy.

Emergency medicine

This specialisation is designed for experienced medical practitioners/clinicians seeking a globally-recognised specialist post-graduate qualification in emergency medicine. The specialisation prepares graduates for senior clinical and operational leadership roles in emergency medicine. Graduates complete academic coursework at Monash University and supplement this with a clinical specialisation offered by The Alfred Hospital Emergency and Trauma Centre. The specialist units explore the importance of and provide skills in: the practice of evidence based medicine, undertaking emergency research, emergency medicine leadership and system/service development, and the development of advanced specialised clinical skills. Graduates are provided a unique opportunity to undertake a clinical placement in a major modern metropolitan emergency department with a level one trauma centre.

Trauma medicine

This specialisation is designed for experienced medical practitioners/clinicians seeking a globally-recognised specialist post-graduate qualification in trauma medicine. The specialisation prepares graduates for senior clinical and operational leadership roles in the management of trauma. Graduates complete academic coursework at Monash University and supplement this with a clinical specialisation offered by The Alfred Hospital Emergency and Trauma Centre and The Alfred Hospital Trauma Service. The specialist units explore the importance of and provide skills in: the practice of evidence-based medicine, undertaking trauma research, trauma leadership and system/service development, and the development of advanced specialised clinical skills. Graduates are provided a unique opportunity to undertake a clinical placement in a major modern metropolitan emergency department with a level one trauma centre.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).

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

  1. practice ethically, respectfully and collaboratively within a medical evidence based framework
  2. demonstrate mastery of a discipline specific body of knowledge and a range of research informed skills which supports advanced clinical medicine
  3. evaluate the effectiveness of complex health care interventions using quantitative and qualitative research tools
  4. apply critical thinking skills to the implementation of appropriate communication strategies both within the workplace and beyond that will influence and support advanced clinical medicine
  5. demonstrate effective and strategic research, problem-solving, organisational and teamwork skills that reflect advanced clinical medicine
  6. empower patients, clients and carers to become knowing and willing partners in the health care intervention
  7. initiate new or innovative approaches to the delivery of health care that are research-informed
  8. effectively implement and critically evaluate technological advancements in health care to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Structure

The course is structured in two parts: Part A. Foundations for advanced clinical medicine practice and Part B. Advanced specialist study.

Part A. Foundations for advanced clinical medicine practice (24 points)

This study will provide you with the foundations to design and deliver high quality evidence-based patient-centred care within clinical medicine. It will facilitate your capacity to deliver health care of the highest quality with a heightened awareness of legal, ethical, inter-professional, cultural, managerial and safety issues in clinical medicine.

Part B. Advanced specialist study (24 points)

This study will provide you with specialist professional knowledge and advanced skills in advanced professional practice in your chosen specialisation.

Requirements

The course comprises 48 points structured into two parts: Part A. Foundations for advanced health care practice (24 points) and Part B. Advanced specialist study (24 points).

Note: Students will receive up to 24 points of specified credit for Part A for prior studies undertaken at The Alfred Hospital by means of short courses.

Units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

Part A. Foundations for advanced health care practice

Students complete unit's specific to their specialisation.

Critical care

  • MAP5003 Essentials of advanced health care practice and research (12 points)
  • MAP5101 Advanced critical care skills (12 points)

Emergency medicine

  • MAP5104 Emergency medicine skills (24 points)

Trauma medicine

Part B. Advanced specialist study

Students complete unit's specific to their specialisation as detailed below.

Critical care

Students complete one of the following sets of four units.

Clinical research methods
Health systems management
  • ECC5970 Introduction to health economics
  • MPH5020 Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics
  • MPH5265 Law for health systems
  • MPH5268 Financial issues in healthcare management
Leadership and quality improvement
  • ECC5970 Introduction to health economics
  • MPH5266 Clinical leadership and management
  • MPH5267 Principles of healthcare quality improvement
  • MPH5286 Applying and practicing the principles of patient safety and quality improvement

Emergency medicine

Students select 24 points of study from the elective list below:

  • MPH5042 Climate change and public health
  • MPH5200 Regression methods for epidemiology or MPH5237 Clinical measurement or MPH5270 Advanced statistical methods for clinical research
  • MPH5203 Environmental influences on health
  • MPH5218 Infectious diseases: Epidemiology and prevention
  • MPH5222 Assessment and control of workplace hazards or MPH5241 Introduction to occupational health and safety or MPH5244 Ergonomic and physical hazards
  • MPH5242 Psychosocial work environment
  • MPH5243 Chemical and biological hazards
  • MPH5248 Primary health care and global health
  • MPH5249 Field methods for global health planning and evaluation
  • MPH5250 Women's and children's health: A global perspective
  • MPH5251 Infectious diseases and global health
  • MPH5253 Public health in refugee settings
  • MPH5254 Nutrition in developing countries
  • MPH5255 Health and human rights
  • MPH5256 Injury epidemiology and prevention
  • MPH5258 Effective responses to HIV in developing countries
  • MPH5260 Health policy and prevention in a global world or MPH5269 Foundations of health policy
  • MPH5265 Law for health systems or MPH5307 Introduction to health law principles
  • MPH5267 Principles of health care quality improvement
  • MPH5268 Financial issues in health care management
  • MPH5272 Reform and development of health services
  • MPH5276 Safety management systems
  • MPH5277 Data management and computing
  • MPH5282 Health communications and training
  • MPH5285 Human factors for patient safety
  • MPH5286 Applying and practicing the principles of patient safety and quality improvement
  • MPH5287 Alcohol and other drugs in society: A national and global perspective
  • RAD5201 Emergency image interpretation 1
  • RAD5202 Emergency image interpretation 2

Trauma medicine

Students select 24 points of study from the elective list below:

  • MPH5042 Climate change and public health
  • MPH5200 Regression methods for epidemiology or MPH5237 Clinical measurement or MPH5270 Advanced statistical methods for clinical research
  • MPH5203 Environmental influences on health
  • MPH5218 Infectious diseases: Epidemiology and prevention
  • MPH5222 Assessment and control of workplace hazards or MPH5241 Introduction to occupational health and safety or MPH5244 Ergonomic and physical hazards
  • MPH5242 Psychosocial work environment
  • MPH5243 Chemical and biological hazards
  • MPH5248 Primary health care and global health
  • MPH5249 Field methods for global health planning and evaluation
  • MPH5250 Women's and children's health: A global perspective
  • MPH5251 Infectious diseases and global health
  • MPH5253 Public health in refugee settings
  • MPH5254 Nutrition in developing countries
  • MPH5255 Health and human rights
  • MPH5256 Injury epidemiology and prevention
  • MPH5258 Effective responses to HIV in developing countries
  • MPH5260 Health policy and prevention in a global world or MPH5269 Foundations of health policy
  • MPH5265 Law for health systems or MPH5307 Introduction to health law principles
  • MPH5267 Principles of health care quality improvement
  • MPH5268 Financial issues in health care management
  • MPH5272 Reform and development of health services
  • MPH5276 Safety management systems
  • MPH5277 Data management and computing
  • MPH5282 Health communications and training
  • MPH5285 Human factors for patient safety
  • MPH5286 Applying and practicing the principles of patient safety and quality improvement
  • MPH5287 Alcohol and other drugs in society: A national and global perspective
  • RAD5201 Emergency image interpretation 1
  • RAD5202 Emergency image interpretation 2