Critical Care Medicine

Critical Care Medicine

Compulsory units

Graduate Diploma students

Graduate Diploma students must complete 6 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis, screening and clinical guidelines.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.

Master's students

Master's students must complete 12 credit points of compulsory units of study
CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis, screening and clinical guidelines.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
CRIT5008 Evidence and Ethics in Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Sandra Ware, Dr Kiran Deol Session: Semester 2 Classes: Weekly online lectures, discussion groups (from week 5) Corequisites: CEPI5100 and 18 credit points of stream specific units of study from any of CRIT5001, CRIT5002, CRIT5003, CRIT5004, CRIT5005, CRIT5006, CRIT5007, CRIT5009, CRIT5010, CRIT5011, CRIT5012, CRIT5014, PAIN5021, CLNP5005, INTM5014, PAED5007 Assessment: 1 x 1000-1200 word ethics assignment (20%); 4 x ethics discussion board tasks (10%); 5 x Evidence Based Medicine written assignments (70%) Mode of delivery: Online
This is the capstone unit of the Critical Care Medicine Master's degree and it aims to develop the ethical and critical thinking needed to inform best clinical practice. It is divided into two parts: an introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis relevant to health care practice and research, and an overview of evidence. Students will critically appraise the evidence base related to an area of practice in their workplace or a clinical guideline. This will require the development of a clinical question, a literature review, then an appraisal of the literature and application of evidence to individual patient care. Learning modules will include how to carry out a literature review, an example of how clinical practice and guidelines have changed based on changing evidence and review, and further refinement of clinical epidemiology and critical appraisal skills developed in CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology.
Textbooks
Online readings

Stream specific units

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's students must complete 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.
CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Offered online (no fixed-time webinars) and face-to-face (daytime tutorials) Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Completion of online quizzes (15%), tutorial participation (10%), assignment 1 (15%), assignment 2 (60%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
Note: It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of Study.
This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis, screening and clinical guidelines.
Textbooks
Online readings and resources to be provided on the eLearning website.
CRIT5001 Anatomy for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Fares and Dr Victor Kwasi Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online lectures, discussions and/or webinars and face to face workshops including prosected specimens (3 x days 9.00am - 5.00pm). Students must attend two workshops and attendance at all workshops is strongly recommended. Assessment: online quizzes (10%); clinical cases (10%); 3x online anatomy spot tests (3 x 10% = 30%); online exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit of study covers the requirements of the anatomy syllabi of the primary examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. It is focussed on clinical relevance and application. Students will learn anatomy relevant to the professional demands of each college, for example the anatomy relevant to venous access, airways and peripheral neural structures. Anatomical imaging, including ultrasound, CT and MRI are integrated where relevant.
Textbooks
Required: Clinically Oriented Anatomy 7th edition 2013 Moore, Dalley, Agur (Lippincott Williams and Wilkins) McMinn's Clinical Atlas of Human Anatomy 7th edition 2013 Mosby.
CRIT5002 Pathology for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lydia Lozzi Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online learning including lectures and webinar tutorials and/or discussion boards Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); clinical cases (10%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); short answer questions (30%); online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study covers the syllabus requirements of the Primary or First Part examinations of the Australian College of Emergency Medicine, the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, with a focus on the syllabus of the Emergency Medicine first part exam. Topics covered include basic pathological processes (e.g. immunology, inflammation, neoplasia etc) and systems pathology (e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, gastroenterology, neurology, rheumatology etc). The unit is presented by academic pathologists and specialist clinicians and focusses on clinical relevance and application of knowledge.
Textbooks
Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease 10th Ed (Kumar, Abbas, Fausto, Aster) Saunders Elsevier .
CRIT5003 Pharmacology for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Ross MacPherson Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning including lectures and webinar tutorials and/or discussion boards Assessment: online quizzes (10%); generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); short answer questions (30%); online exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Students considering enrolling in PAIN5003 Pain Treatment and Management please note there is some content in common with this unit.
This unit will address the syllabus requirements of the Primary or First Part examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. It includes basic pharmacology and clinical applications of relevant drugs and drug groups.
Textbooks
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology BG Katzung 14th ed McGraw - Hill Education 2017; Pharmacology and Physiology in Anesthetic Practice R K Stoelting and S C Hillier - 5th ed -Philadelphia : Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2014
CRIT5004 Physiology for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louise Cole Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning including lectures and webinar tutorials and/or discussion boards Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); participation in generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); short answer questions (40%); online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Supplementary material and references are supplied with each module. Additional modules not directly covered during semester are available online. Supplementary material is not assessed.
This unit addresses some of the Primary or First Part syllabus requirements of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australian College of Emergency Medicine. It includes normal physiology, physiology of the elderly, obesity, physiological consequences of mechanical ventilation and common disease states in the critically ill. The unit has a clinical focus.
Textbooks
Principles of Physiology for the Anaesthetist/ I Power, P Kam- 3rd ed, CRC Press, 2015; Textbook of Medical Physiology / A C Guyton, J E Hall - 13th ed, Philadelphia, PA: W B Saunders, 2015;
CRIT5005 Clinical Reasoning and Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Renee Lim Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning and compulsory face to face workshop (1x 2 days) Assessment: 5 x 300-500 word clinical case study tasks (30%); participation in on-line discussion tasks and quizzes (20%); participation in 2 day face to face communication skills training session (30%); 1 x 1500-2000 word written assignment (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Enrolments in this unit are limited and places will be allocated until the quota is reached.
Critical care medicine is practised in highly charged and stressful settings and requires many decisions to be made quickly with limited information and resources. There are also many 'players' and confusion and miscommunication can easily occur. The hierarchical nature of hospital based practice and tribal differences between professions bring their own challenges. This unit of study aims to help clinicians develop decision making and high level communication skills in order to effectively care for patients, engage carers and relatives and perform optimally as a team member or leader. The unit is built around complex clinical cases and includes simulations using actors and experts.
Textbooks
Online readings
CRIT5006 Retrieval Med - Operational Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Brian Burns, A/Prof Cliff Reid Session: Semester 1 Classes: Face to face workshop (1x 2 days compulsory) plus self-directed online learning Assessment: online exam (20%); 1x 1,500 word essay (30%);, 2x online discussions (30%); online quizzes (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Retrieval medicine is an emerging specialty area within the broader field of critical care medicine. This unit of study has four modules; Module 1: Scene Management and Safety; Module 2: Aeromedical Environment; Module 3: Retrieval Transportation; Module 4: Special Rescue Settings. On successful completion of this unit students will have gained: an understanding of the theory that underpins the operational environment of retrieval medicine including safety systems, clinical governance and human factors. Through case study presentations and discussion, students will analyse the conditions that impact on patient and retrieval crew outcomes and critique the application of best practice in different retrieval situations.
Textbooks
ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine ed by T Nutbeam and M Boylan 1 ed; Wiley-Blackwell (2013); ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine ed by A Lowe and J Hulme 1 ed Wiley-Blackwell (2013); Aeromedical Transportation: A Clinical Guide T Martin 2nd ed; Ashgate Publishing Limited; (2006); Cases in Pre-hospital Retrieval Medicine M Hooper; Harcourt Publishers Group (Australia) Pty.Ltd (2009); ASTNA Patient Transport: Principles and Practice(Air and Surface Patient Transport: Principles and Practice) RS Holleran; Mosby; 4th edition (2009);
CRIT5007 Clinical Retrieval Medicine

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Cliff Reid Session: Semester 2 Classes: Face to face workshop (1x 2 days compulsory) plus self-directed online learning Prerequisites: CRIT5006 Assessment: 1x 60 minute online exam (20%); 1x 1500 word essay (30%);, 2x online discussions (30%); online quizzes (20%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit follows on from CRIT5006 and aims to equip and train students in this exciting field of retrieval medicine. The unit of study has three major areas: prehospital trauma care; critical care transport; special patient groups (obstetric, neonatal and paediatric, bariatric, mechanical cardiorespiratory support). On successful completion of this unit students will be able to analyse and critique: appropriate prehospital trauma care; critical care issues specific to different transport modes; and issues regarding special groups that are increasingly encountered in retrieval medicine. Students will also gain an understanding of equipment and monitoring in retrieval medicine.
Textbooks
ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine ed by T Nutbeam and M Boylan 1 ed; Wiley-Blackwell (2013); ABC of Transfer and Retrieval Medicine ed by A Lowe and J Hulme 1 ed Wiley-Blackwell (2013); Aeromedical Transportation: A Clinical Guide T Martin 2nd ed; Ashgate Publishing Limited; (2006); Cases in Pre-hospital Retrieval Medicine M Hooper; Harcourt Publishers Group (Australia) Pty.Ltd (2009); ASTNA Patient Transport: Principles and Practice(Air and Surface Patient Transport: Principles and Practice) RS Holleran; Mosby; 4th edition (2009);
CRIT5009 Teaching with Simulation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical A/Prof Leonie Watterson Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online lectures; readings; appraisal of media; discussion groups and tutorials; block/intensive mode 2 days (8.30 am-5pm) (compulsory; conducted in a simulation centre). Assumed knowledge: Clinical experience in a critical care discipline including emergency medicine, intensive care, anaesthesia, surgery or retrieval medicine. Assessment: participation in online discussion (10%); 1200 word essay (20%); 4x simulation workshop activities (30%); portfolio of written assignments (short answer questions or other activities) (30%); post-course reflection (10%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Please note: this unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Enrolments in this unit are limited and places will be allocated until the quota is reached.
Simulation is now a required learning and skill maintenance tool in critical care medicine. This unit will provide students with the skills and knowledge to: construct a challenging, yet safe learning environment with realistic simulation scenarios; manage the technology and the learning environment; and provide effective debriefing and productive feedback. The unit of study will also aim to enhance the student's skills as a teacher in a busy clinical setting, improving supervision and feedback and creating effective teams.
Textbooks
(Recommended) Manual of Simulation in Healthcare 2nd Edition, 2016, Riley R.H(Ed), Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-871762-1
CRIT5010 Point of Care Ultrasound

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Khanh Nguyen Session: Semester 1 Classes: two day compulsory workshop ( 8.00am - 5.30pm), online lectures and webinar tutorials and/or discussion forums Assessment: online quizzes (10%); short answer questions (30%); ultrasound scans with written reports (60%). Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Students must have access to an ultrasound machine as well as live patients to complete scans. Students will also need written approval by their workplace supervisor prior to commencement of this unit. Enrolments in this unit are limited and places will be allocated until the quota is reached.
Point of care ultrasound is used routinely in the assessment and management of critically ill patients. This unit of study will introduce students to ultrasound physics and knobology. Students will learn how to perform scans including e-FAST, AAA, vascular access, DVT studies, renal, hepatobiliary, basic echo, lung and early pregnancy. This unit satisfies the coursework required by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM) for the Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) in all listed modules, apart from basic echo.
Textbooks
Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy (2011) edn 2 J Bowra and R McLaughlin, Elsevier Health Sciences, Ma and Mateer's Emergency Ultrasound, 2nd ed, Ma, O. John, Mateer, James R., Blaivas.
CRIT5012 Mechanical Ventilation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alex Yartsev Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures and case discussions, video tutorials Assumed knowledge: This unit is only suitable for medical graduates. Assessment: online quizzes (10%); generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); case-based discussion boards (10%); short answer questions (20%); final exam (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Students who have not completed CRIT5004 Physiology for Critical Care may need to undertake some revision. Revision resources will be provided.
Mechanical ventilation is a common supportive therapy in the critical care environment. Students in this unit of study will become familiar with mechanical ventilator design and function, learn to interpret ventilator waveforms and measured data, and develop an understanding of the physiological consequences of mechanical ventilation. Commonly used models of mechanical ventilators (including transport ventilators) are discussed and students will have the opportunity to become acquainted with their performance characteristics. Case-based discussions will be used to explore common strategies for ventilation in different clinical scenarios, including the operating theatre, the emergency department, the ICU and in the course of retrieval.
Textbooks
Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications; Mosby (2012)
CRIT5014 Resource Limited Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Megan Cox Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures and case discussions. Assessment: 1, 500 word essay (30%); graded discussions (4 x 500 words) (30%); online graded quizzes (30%); participation in online discussions (10%) Mode of delivery: Online
Critical care practitioners in Australia are often involved in crisis responses, educational interventions or providing clinical care for patients in resource limited settings. This unit of study examines appropriate health care and disaster response interventions (clinical care, education and research) in low and middle-income countries. Experienced critical care practitioners working in Australia, Asia- Pacific and African regions will guide students understanding of the clinical, educational and logistic challenges of working in these environments. The unit will also provide an introduction to disaster management and preparedness.
CRIT5015 Extracorporeal Life Support

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Sean Scott, Dr. Steve Morgan, Dr Peter McCanny Session: Semester 2 Classes: face-to-face intensive (2 days compulsory) plus self-directed online learning, online lectures and tutorials. Assessment: case based discussion boards (15%), 1500 word essay (25%), workshop skills assessment (20%), online exam 40% Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) is a rapidly developing field with applications in prehospital and retrieval medicine, emergency medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care. It has an expanding set of indications including cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, severe respiratory failure and organ support for high-risk procedures. Students will gain an understanding of extracorporeal support modalities including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R), ventricular assist devices (VAD) and Impella. The learning modules will introduce essential aspects of the management of ECLS patients including common indications, contraindications, ECLS physiology and technology. A compulsory face-to-face workshop will provide hands on familiarisation with ECLS equipment, procedures and troubleshooting.
Textbooks
ECMO in the Adult Patient (Core Critical Care) A Vuylsteke, D Brodie, A Combes, J Fowles and G Peek. Cambridge University Press (2016). Extracorporeal Life Support for Adults. G Schmidt Ed. Humana Press (2015). Extracorporeal Life Support: The ELSO Red Book 5th edition. T Brogan, L Lequier, R Lorusso, G MacLaren, G Peek (2017).
CLNP5005 Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Adam Hastings Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); short essays (20%); participation in webinar tutorials and/or discussion groups (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (20%); online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Critical Care students must request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
This unit will examine the techniques available to monitor the function and wellbeing of the brain and nervous system during anaesthesia and surgery. Despite their widespread use, the effect of general anaesthetic agents on the brain and spinal cord is still poorly understood. There is wide interpatient variability in responses to these agents, and intraoperative hemodynamic fluctuations and underlying disease processes are all threats to the central nervous system which may be mitigated by careful monitoring.
INTM5014 Cardiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Rachael Cordina, Dr Mark Dennis Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures and discussion boards Assumed knowledge: Theoretical and practical knowledge of cardiology at least at the level of a registered medical practitioner Assessment: on-line exam (30%); 1x 2000 word literature review (30%); online quizzes (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); case discussions (20%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
The Cardiology syllabus is designed to meet the needs of medical practitioners who are either trainee physicians or have a special interest in the practice of cardiology. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common cardiologic conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important cardiologic conditions.
Textbooks
Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, Eleventh Edition
PAIN5021 Acute Pain

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Philip Corke Session: Semester 1 Classes: Approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total) Assumed knowledge: this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians. Assessment: Participation in online discussion (25%), 4000-5000 written assignment/s or equivalent (75%) Mode of delivery: Online
The aims of this unit are to provide a theoretical framework for the management of acute pain, to examine the specific contributors that are important in the development of acute pain conditions and to examine pharmacological and other approaches used in the management of acute pain. Topics that will be covered will include the principles of pre-emptive analgesia and evidence of effectiveness in preventing pain, pharmacological management of acute pain including approaches such as patient controlled analgesia, adjunctive approaches in managing acute pain and the transition from acute to chronic pain.

General elective units

Graduate Diploma students complete 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.
Master's students complete 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.
CEPI5200 Quality and Safety in Health Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Merrilyn Walton Session: Semester 1 Classes: offered online Assessment: 4 online reflective statements (20%); 4 x 1500 word assignments (80%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: People working in health care will benefit from this course.
This course is specifically designed for health professionals who are working in health care. It will equip participants with underpinning knowledge about patient safety. There are 4 modules that students are required to participate in that cover quality and safety principles, professionalism and ethics, risk management and risk information, complexity theory, clinical governance and the impact of adverse events, methods to measure and make improvements in health care. Each module provides for discussion to enable the participants to ask questions and describe their experiences. Students are required to write a reflective statement about the main learning after each module. The modules, tools and the discussions are designed to enable participants to change behaviours by understanding the main causes of adverse events-poor team work, busyness, hierachies. The course provides foundation knowledge about quality and safety; governments around the world are concerned to address unsafe care. The course will better prepare health professional to understand the complexity of health care and take steps to minimise the opportunities for errors and address vulnerabilities in the system.
Textbooks
Runciman, Bill, Merry A Walton M. Safety and Ethics in Healthcare: A Guide to Getting it Right. 2007 Asgate Publisher.
CEPI5215 Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Angela Webster Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 9 self-paced modules each comprising: course notes, lecture, demonstrations, exercises, quizzes Prerequisites: (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) Prohibitions: CEPI5214 Assumed knowledge: Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed Assessment: quizzes (30%), assignment 1 (20%), assignment 2 (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: Students without the pre-requisites are encouraged to contact the unit coordinator to discuss their motivation and experience.
Students will work at their own pace through 9 modules covering research integrity, medical style, abstracts, presentations and posters, constructing a paper, data visualisation, manuscript submission, responding to reviewers comments, publication dissemination, and reviewing a paper. This unit aims to teach students the principles of research integrity in writing for medical journals, typical issues they may face, and link to resources to help them maintain integrity through their publishing careers. It will guide them to reliable evidence based resources to improve their conference abstract, presentation and poster design, and manuscript style and writing.. Students will learn about reporting guidelines, common pitfalls in writing and presenting research, choosing a journal, keywords, improving tables and figures for manuscripts through open source software, copyright, writing cover letters and response letters to reviewers. Students will learn about measuring research impact and ways to improve research reach, dealing with the media and press releases, using social media in dissemination, digital archiving and basic skills needed to act as a quality peer-reviewer. This is an online unit
Textbooks
No mandatory text book-readings available online.
CLNP5006 Intraoperative Monitoring I

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Adam Rehak, Ryan Hamer Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online learning, webinars and/or discussion forums, 1 day face-to-face workshop (compulsory) Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assessment: Online quizzes (10%); 2x short essays (30%); clinical case discussions (20%); online exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Note: Critical Care students must request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Unexpected postoperative neurologic deficit is arguably one of the most devastating potential complications of surgery. This unit examines the fundamental neurophysiological techniques necessary for continuous functional monitoring of the human nervous system during at risk surgical procedures. In particular, this unit provides the theoretical and practical knowledge underpinning somatosensory evoked potentials, brainstem auditory evoked potentials, motor evoked potentials and electromyography as they relate to various surgical disciplines.
GLOH5124 Humanitarian Crises and Refugee Health

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Lyndal Trevena, Mrs Priyanthi Abeyratne Session: Intensive October Classes: 15 hours of online lectures and interactive tasks as preparation followed by 4 consecutive days of workshops from October 28th 2019 to 1st November 2019 including a tabletop simulation exercise which is part of the assessment. Prohibitions: MIPH5124 Assessment: reflective writing task - 750 words (10%), simulation performance score (40%), assessable discussion (10%) and assignment - 2500 word- (40%) Mode of delivery: Online, Block mode
This unit gives students an overview of global health aspects of forced migration and humanitarian emergencies. This includes considering problems faced by government and non-government organisations in humanitarian emergency relief efforts as well as the increasing pressures of forced migration resulting from these. Topics covered in the unit include international and human rights law, the role of donor agencies, refugee health, nutritional emergencies, site planning for refugee camps, water and sanitation, sexual violence, protection of vulnerable groups, and communicable disease surveillance and control.
Textbooks
Readings are available on the unit's eLearning site
HAEM5001 Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Acute Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Curnow Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures and case discussions, video tutorials, podcasts of experts discussing controversies Assessment: online quizzes (10%); generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); case-based discussion boards (10%); short answer questions (30%); final exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
Thrombosis and haemostasis affect all areas of clinical practice. This unit of study will familiarise students with normal and pathological haemostasis, interpretation of coagulation laboratory tests, and practical management of bleeding and clotting disorders in the perioperative and critical care setting. Case-based discussions will explore strategies for diagnosis, investigation and management in theatres, ICU and the emergency department to assist in making optimal clinical decisions.
Textbooks
Consultative Hemostasis and Thrombosis; Kitchens, Kessler and Konkle 2013 (Pub:Elsevier)
IMAG5042 Essential Imaging for Clinicians

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Professor Stuart Grieve Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures Assessment: online quizzes (20%), case based assignments (30%), final online examination (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit of study aims to provide students with a practical and clinically relevant overview of the uses of imaging in medicine. Topics are organized by systems, with clinically relevant cases illustrating key concepts. The course will cover the various modalities in current use and highlight future directions of imaging. Students will gain a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of common imaging tests including the risks associated with different modalities will be able to recognize the appearance of 'need to know' cases, and will be better able to appropriately order and perform basic interpretation of commonly used tests.
INTM5004 Basic Respiratory Medicine

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Joe Duncan Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, webinars, discussion boards and podcasts Assessment: on-line exam (50%) 1 x 1000 word case study (25%); online quizzes (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); participation in online discussion forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
The Basic Respiratory medicine syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common respiratory conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important respiratory conditions.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th ed, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th ed Oxford Medicine Online 2016.
INTM5009 Basic Infectious Diseases

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty Session: Semester 1 Classes: online lectures, webinars, discussion boards and podcasts Assessment: online exam (50%); 1 x 1000 word case study (25%); online quizzes (10%); participation in the generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); particpation in online discussion forums (5%) Mode of delivery: Online
Note: This unit of study is available only to registered medical graduates with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
The Basic Infectious Diseases syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The unit is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common infections and the essentials of management of these conditions. The learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important infections.
Textbooks
Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19th edition, Mcgraw-Hill 2015; Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th edition Oxford Medicine Online 2016
MBHT5001 Diabetes Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Victoria Rudland Session: Semester 1 Classes: Weekly online lectures and podcasts. Practical on campus half day workshop and 3x90 minute online webinars. It is compulsory that all of these sessions be attended/viewed live or by download. Attendance at the workshop is strongly encouraged. All students are required to complete a compulsory learning activity that related to the workshop.. Assessment: 3 x clinical case study tasks of 500 words (3 x 10%), 1 x 1500 word assignment (20%), online exam (30%), online quizzes (10%), participation in online discussion boards (10%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Students in this unit of study will learn how to effectively manage diabetes mellitus. Current data and concepts in epidemiology and classification, pathogenesis, and screening for diabetes and its complications will be addressed. This will be followed by an intensive focus on patient centred management of diabetes, including patient engagement, lifestyle interventions, bariatric surgery, medication options and regimens, new technology and monitoring. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as prediabetes and diabetes in pregnancy will each be explored with a personalised, case-based approach. Differing health care delivery methods in diabetes and team based approaches to care will be discussed. Learning will be enhanced by individual and group online methods plus a practical on campus half-day workshop.
Textbooks
Endocrinology Expert Group. Therapeutic Guidelines: Endocrinology. Version 5. Melbourne: Therapeutic Guidelines Limited; 2014.ISBN9780980825374; additional required reading: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. Diabetes Care January 2018 vol. 41 no. Supplement 1 S1-S159; NHMRC Clinical Care Guidelines in Diabetes, especially: Craig ME, Twigg SM, Donaghue KC, Cheung NW, Cameron FJ, Conn J, Jenkins AJ, Silink M, for the Australian Type 1 Diabetes Guidelines Expert Advisory Group. National evidence-based clinical care guidelines for type 1 diabetes in children, adolescents and adults, Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, Canberra 2011. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. General practice management of type 2 diabetes: 2016-2018. East Melbourne, Vic: RACGP, 2016.
MEDF5002 Teaching in the Clinical Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Marguerite Tracy Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1 day face to face workshop 9am - 3pm (not compulsory) and online learning. Students who do not attend the workshop will be required to complete an alternative ungraded learning activity. Assessment: Personal learning plan (20%); online presentation (20%); portfolio of evidence of learning (50%); participation in online discussion forums (10%) Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
Almost all healthcare professionals are involved in education and training throughout their careers. This unit of study provides a practical introduction to the theory and practice of teaching and learning in the health environment. The unit will cover 3 main areas: planning for and facilitating learning in the clinical environment; assessing performance and providing constructive feedback; and fostering the development of students as professionals. Each of these areas will be underpinned by best evidence from clinical education research and will address current challenges and opportunities in the learning environment. This will include the role of new technologies from the perspective of both educators and learners. Participants in the course will gain a framework they can use to support their teaching, and will develop a portfolio of evidence to support their professional development as clinician educators.
PAIN5018 Pain in Children

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Karin Plummer Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online, approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total) Assessment: participation in online discussion (20%), 4000-5000 word written assignment/s or equivalent (80%) Mode of delivery: Online
This unit provides an opportunity for students to understand the developmental physiology and psychology of infants and children, together with the pharmacology (particularly with reference to dose and route of administration) of pain management in children. Particular attention is given to management of acute pain in children, both post-operative and procedure-related pain, to methods of pain assessment in children of various ages, to non-pharmacological pain management strategies and to chronic pain presentations in children.
PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Kevin McGeechan, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2 x 2hr lecture, 10 x 1hr lectures, 11 x 2hr tutorials, 2 x 1hr and 8 x 0.5hr statistical computing self directed learning tasks over 12 weeks - lectures and tutorials may be completed online Assessment: Weekly quizzes (10%), 1x4 page assignment (20%), 1 x 1hr online test (20%) and 1x1.5hr open-book exam (50%). For distance students it may be possible to complete the exam externally with the approval of the course coordinator. Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Online
This unit aims to provide students with an introduction to statistical concepts, their use and relevance in public health. This unit covers descriptive analyses to summarise and display data; concepts underlying statistical inference; basic statistical methods for the analysis of continuous and binary data; and statistical aspects of study design. Specific topics include: sampling; probability distributions; sampling distribution of the mean; confidence interval and significance tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous data and also binary data; correlation and simple linear regression; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples and correlation; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; statistical aspects of study design and analysis. Students will be required to perform analyses using a calculator and will also be required to conduct analyses using statistical software (SPSS). It is expected that students spend an additional 2 hours per week preparing for their tutorials. Computing tasks are self-directed.
Textbooks
Course notes are provided.
SEXH5409 Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Katherine Brown, Dr Shailendra Sawleshwarkar Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online plus block/intensive mode, 2 days (9am-5pm) Assessment: Workbooks (60%); Workshop presentation (10%); Case study (15%); Expert certificate (15%) Mode of delivery: Block mode
Interpersonal violence has been recognised as a significant problem in Australia. This includes family violence, sexual assault and physical assault. Whilst health professionals are aware of the issue they often lack the requisite skills to examine patients with a view to documenting injury and preparing court reports and expert certificates in relation to the interpretation of injury. General practice and emergency departments are two common locations for the victims of interpersonal violence to present with injury. This unit of study is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge and skills required to respond to the clinical needs of a person who has experienced interpersonal violence and to document the findings in a manner that would be useful for medico-legal reports. The learning process will include readings and self-directed learning activities relevant to the learner's working environment and geographical location. The course will deal primarily with the physical effects of violence with limited emphasis on the management of psychological trauma. The course includes epidemiology, interpretation of injury, basic forensic science and toxicology, legal issues such as consent and the presentation of an expert certificate for the court.
Textbooks
Recommended: Stark M. M. (2011). Clinical Forensic Medicine: A Physician's Guide. 3rd Edition. Totowa NJ: Humana Press. ISBN 9781617792588.
BMRI5019 Psychiatry in Clinical Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sonia Kumar, A/Prof Louise Nash Session: Semester 1 Classes: online discussion forums; 1 day face to face workshop. it is compulsory that the workshop be attended/viewed live online or by download. students are required to give their oral presentation at the workshop or to submit a video of the presentation if not attending. Prohibitions: BMRI5003 BMRI5050 Assumed knowledge: MBBS or equivalent Assessment: online case based discussions 30%; oral presentation 30%; clinical case study (2000 words) 40% Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
This unit is designed for medical practitioners such as general practitioners, emergency physicians, physicians, paediatricians and surgeons. Students will develop skills in the recognition and management of mental health conditions that frequently present in primary health and hospital settings. The unit will cover high prevalence mental disorders including mood, anxiety, stress and trauma-related disorders, including complex trauma as well as the low prevalence disorders such as psychosis. Managing psychiatric emergencies, the use of the Mental Health Act and medical comorbidites will be demonstrated. Students will develop skills in assessment, mental state examination, and the biopsychosocial approach to formulation, management and trauma-informed care. The range of evidence-based pharmacological, biopsychosocial and lifestyle interventions for mental disorders will be introduced. Other topics will include somatic presentations of psychological and psychosocial problems, addiction medicine, old age psychiatry, youth mental health and doctors' health. Students will participate in casebased learning activities and assessments.
Textbooks
Recommended text Kaplan and Sadock Synopsis of Psychiatry, 2014.
PAIN5003 Pain Treatment and Management Principles

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Devonshire and Dr Charles Brooker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Online, approximately 10 hours of study per week (equals 140 hours in total) Assumed knowledge: this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians. Assessment: participation in online discussion (20%), 4000-5000 word written assignment/s or equivalent (80%) Mode of delivery: Online
To introduce participants to the core principles of pain assessment, treatment and management. Participants consider the biopsychosocial model and the scientific basis for assessment, diagnosis and treatment. They explore principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, together with routes of drug administration. The role of physiotherapy and rehabilitation management, and the use of procedures such as neural blockade, simulation techniques and surgery are also considered.
WARC5001 Research Translation, Impact and Evaluation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Julie Redfern Session: Semester 2 Classes: online lectures, discussion forums, video tutorials Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is best suited to students who have a solid understanding of research methodology and clinical trials. It is not limited to but is ideally suited to people with a clinical background. Assessment: online quizzes (10%); case-based discussion boards (20%); research proposal (40%); evaluation assignment (30%) Mode of delivery: Online
To optimise healthcare delivery, we need evidence-based strategies to enable research translation and to assess impact. This unit of study will teach these skills including fostering and maintaining stakeholder engagement, pragmatic study design, cost effectiveness analysis, recognising and managing barriers and enablers to implementation and post-research translation. Participation in case-based discussions and preparation of a research proposal will enable students to develop the skills to enhance impact and hasten adoption of research into routine care. This unit of study will have a practical focus with the aim of facilitating students to deliver impactful research within the clinical setting.

Project units of study

Students accepted into the Master (Advanced) program must complete 12 credit points of project units of study. Students must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF5301 Project (Advanced Masters)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or university approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project. Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, critical care for example, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitiment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project, and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF5302 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or affiliate or University approved supervisor for their project. Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the course coordinator must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, critical care for example, prjects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. Where appropriate students will prepare a work suitable for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF5303 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: edf Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Students will be required to have regular contact with their supervisor to discuss the progress of their project Assessment: 2000 word written project proposal (30%) and written final work of up to 10000 words, or a publication (as negotiated) (70%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, critcal care for example, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work.
MEDF4004 Medicine Research D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: MEDF4003 Mode of delivery: Supervision
See MEDF4001