Critical Care Medicine

Admission requirements


Admission to the:

  • Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
  • Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
  • Master of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

requires a medical degree.


Admission to the:

  • Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)
  • Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

requires a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a health or science related discipline.


Admission to the:

  • Master of Science in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

requires the successful completion of an embedded degree program (Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma); or a bachelor or postgraduate degree in a health or science related discipline with first or second class honours; or a bachelor degree in a health related discipline with professional work experience equivalent to a first or second class honours.


Admission to:

  • Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine), and
  • Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine)

requires the student to be enrolled in the master program and have an average mark of at least 75% in 24 credit points of compulsory or stream specific units of study.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate requires the successful completion of 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

The Graduate Diploma requires the successful 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 Master requires the successful completion of 48 credit points of units of study including:

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

The Master (Advanced) requires the successful completion of 60 credit points of units of study including:

  • 48 credit points of study as required for the Master; and
  • 12 credit points of project units of study.

The Master/Master of Philosophy requires the successful completion of 96 credit points of units of study including:

  • 48 credit points required for the Master
  • 48 credit points of research units of study.

Pattern of enrolment

Compulsory units of study

Unit of study code and name Credit point Delivery mode
Compulsory unit of study for Graduate Diploma students
Graduate Diploma students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online
Compulsory units of study for Master students
Master students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  online
CRIT5008
Evidence and Ethics in Critical Care
 6 (available semester 2)  online
Stream specific units of study

 

Unit of study code and name

Credit points Delivery mode

Graduate Certificate students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

Graduate Diploma students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

Master students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study

Offered Semester 1

CRIT5001
Anatomy for Critical care

 6  online/intensive

CRIT5002
Pathology for Critical Care

 6  online
CRIT5006
Retrieval medicine operational environment
 6  online/intensive
CRIT5009
Teaching clinical skills by simulation
 6  online/intensive
CLNP5001
Basic Sciences in Clinical Neurophysiology
 6  online
PAIN5021
Acute Pain
 6  online
Offered Semester 2
CLNP5005
Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia
 6 online
CRIT5003
Pharmacology for Critical Care
 6  online
CRIT5004
Physiology for Critical Care
 6  online
CRIT5005
Clinical Communication & Decision Making
 6  online/intensive
CRIT5007
Clinical Retrieval Medicine
 6  online/intensive

Offered Semester 1 and 2

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

 6  online

PAIN5002
Pain mechanisms and contributors

 6  online

PAIN5003
Pain Treatment and Management

 6  online
General elective units of study

Unit of study code and name

Credit points Delivery mode

Graduate Diploma students complete 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Master students complete 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Offered Semester 1  
BETH5104
Bioethics, Law and Society
 6  online/intensive
CEPI5200
Quality and Safety in Health Care
 6  online
CEPI5300
Research Grants: Theory and Practice
 6  block mode; online
CLNP5002
Diagnostic Electroencephalography
 6  online/intensive
CLNP5006
Intraoperative Monitoring 1
 6  online/intensive
MBHT5001
Diabetes Management
 6  online/intensive
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
 6  face to face; online

SEXH5409
Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence

6  online/intensive
Offered Semester 2  
PAIN5018
Pain in Children
 6  online
MEDF5002
Teaching in the Clinical Environment
 6  online/intensive
MBHT5002
Advanced Diabetes Management
 6  online/intensive
SURG5011
Imaging in Surgical Patients
 6  online
Project Units of Study - Master (Advanced)

Students accepted into the Master (Advanced) program must complete 12 credit points of project units of study.

Students must re-enrol every semester, with the associated financial cost, until they submit their project report or dissertation, or defer their enrolment.

Unit of study code and name Credit points Delivery mode
MEDF5301
Project (Advanced Masters)
 12 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision
MEDF5302
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision
MEDF5303
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)
 6 (available semester 1 and 2)  supervision

International double degree students

Please note that the Double Degree program is not available in 2017

The double degree is only available to AusAID and international students and is conditional upon the appointment of an appropriate supervisor. Domestic students can enrol in the separate degrees.

Also see course rules for further details.

The Master of Medicine or Master of Science in Medicine, and Master of Philosophy double degrees are a coursework master degree combined with a master degree in research

Places in the double degree program will be offered to qualified applicants according to the admissions criteria (see course rules). In exceptional circumstances the dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the school, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

Students enrolled in the double degree will be required to have found a supervisor for their research degree and to submit a full research proposal for their Master of Philosophy by the end of the second semester of enrolment. In order to progress to the Master of Philosophy, students must complete the master's coursework component with a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent across all 48 credit points of coursework units.

In order to meet the academic the requirements of the double degree, students must complete 48 credit points of coursework for the coursework master's degree and the equivalent of at least one year full time for the Master of Philosophy by enrolling in 48 credit points of research units of study as shown in the following table.

Research units of study Credit points
Semester 1
MEDF4001
Medicine Research A
12
MEDF4002
Medicine Research B

12
Semester 2
MEDF4003
Medicine Research C
12
MEDF4004
Medicine Research D
12