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Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

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Overview

This innovative program has been designed by critical care clinicians for doctors interested in emergency medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care medicine. It is the first such course to be offered in Australasia.

A broad range of subjects relevant to the practice of critical care are available and include the basic sciences (to assist in preparation for College examinations) retrieval medicine, ultrasound, simulation, pain medicine, clinical neurophysiology and clinical reasoning and communication. In addition, you will gain insights and understanding into the key research that informs this area of practice.

The program has been designed to help you become a well-rounded, analytical and successful clinician. It will assist you in passing the entry examinations of the relevant colleges and fulfilling their research requirements, and will provide you with research opportunities.

The critical care program has been designed to connect you with clinical and academic leaders in this field, allowing you to stand out in a competitive profession. The program is designed for working doctors and can be studied part time. It is largely delivered online with some intensive face-to-face teaching sessions.

Specialisations

There are no specialisations for this course.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status

The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

What you'll study

The Graduate Diploma requires the completion of 36 credit points of units of study including:

  • 6 credit points of compulsory units of study;
  • 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
  • 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

The course can be studied full-time or part-time and is delivered online with intensive face-to-face components.

Units of Study

Admission requirements

Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) requires a medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification.

Professional accreditation

Information about the Master Medicine ( Critical Care) received from the Australasian College For Emergency Medicine (ACEM), Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM):

ACEM:

The following units of study have been approved for the purpose of fulfilling the Trainee Research Requirement: CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology CRIT5008 Evidence and Ethics in Critical Care PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics. This unit can be undertaken as a general elective for the completion of the Graduate Diploma or Master Medicine (Critical Care Medicine).

ANZCA:

Please note that ANZCA have recently announced changes to the Scholar Role.

The Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) and the Master of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) satisfy the requirements for Scholar Role B provided that the compulsory unit, CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology and the capstone unit, CRIT5008 Evidence and Ethics in Critical Care have been completed. Pre-approval must be sought but will be granted automatically for these courses.

Successful completion of the Master Medicine (Advanced)(Critical Care Medicine) option would also satisfy the requirements, provided that the work produced was accepted for publication.

However, any trainees who have not applied for an option B activity by the start of the 2017 HEY, but would like to, must apply to the Scholar Role Sub-Committee by March 31, 2017, otherwise trainees must complete option A of the scholar role activities as detailed on the College web site.

CICM:

The Advanced option of the Master Medicine (Critical Care) may be undertaken to fulfill the requirements of the Formal Project.

Future study options

On completion of the requirements for the Graduate Diploma, students may be eligible to enrol in the Masters degree.

Graduate opportunities

The course provides advanced postgraduate training for students who intend to pursue a career in emergency medicine, anaesthetics or intensive care medicine.

Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and will increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

Potential for inaccuracy


Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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