Critical Care Medicine

Table of units of study: Critical Care Medicine

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Critical Care Medicine

Master of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

Master of Science in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (admission suspended)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine)

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine) (admission suspended)

Students must complete 60 credit points, including:
(a) 48 credit points of study as required for the Master of Medicine/Master of Science in Medicine
(b) 12 credit points of project units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (admission suspended)

Students must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (admission suspended)

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Compulsory units

Compulsory unit – Graduate Diploma

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010


It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2

Compulsory units - Master of Medicine, Master of Medicine (Advanced)

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010


It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CRIT5008
Evidence and Ethics in Critical Care
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Clinical experience in a critical care discipline such as: emergency medicine, intensive care, anaesthesia, surgery or retrieval medicine.
C 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, CRIT5015, CRIT5016, CRIT5017, PAIN5021, CLNP5005, INTM5014, PAED5007)
Semester 2

Stream Specific units

CEPI5100
Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology
6    N PUBH5010


It is recommended that this is completed as soon as possible after enrolment into your first unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
CRIT5001
Anatomy for Critical Care
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.
Semester 1
CRIT5002
Pathology for Critical Care
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.
Semester 1
CRIT5003
Pharmacology for Critical Care
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.


Students considering enrolling in PAIN5003 Pain Treatment and Management please note there is some content in common with this unit.
Semester 2
CRIT5004
Physiology for Critical Care
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.


Supplementary material and references are supplied with each module. Additional modules not directly covered during semester are available online. This supplementary and additional material is not assessed.
Semester 2
CRIT5005
Clinical Reasoning and Communication
6    A 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.
Semester 2
CRIT5006
Retrieval Med - Operational Environment
6      Semester 1
CRIT5007
Clinical Retrieval Medicine
6    P CRIT5006
Semester 2
CRIT5009
Teaching with Simulation
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.


This unit is available to Clinical Neurophysiology students by special permission. Enrolments in this unit are limited and places will be allocated until the quota is reached.
Semester 1
CRIT5010
Point of Care Ultrasound
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.


Students must have access to an ultrasound machine as well as live patients to complete scans. Students will also need written approval from 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.
Semester 1
CRIT5012
Mechanical Ventilation
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.


Students who have not completed CRIT5004 Physiology for Critical Care may need to undertake some revision. This unit is available to Clinical Neurophysiology students by special permission.
Semester 1
CRIT5014
Resource Limited Critical Care
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.
Semester 1
CRIT5015
Extracorporeal Life Support
6    A This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.
Semester 2
CRIT5016
Major Trauma Management
6      Semester 1
CRIT5017
Introduction to Clinical Toxicology
6      Semester 2
CLNP5005
Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia
6    C CLNP5001


Critical Care students may request special permission to enrol in this unit of study.
Semester 2
INTM5014
Cardiology
6    A This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. It assumes theoretical and practical knowledge of cardiology at least at the level of a registered medical practitioner.
Semester 1
PAED5007
Paediatric Emergencies
6   

This unit of study is only offered in even numbered years
Semester 1

General elective units

CEPI5215
Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers
6    A Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed
P (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100)
N CEPI5214


Students without the pre-requisites are encouraged to contact the Unit Coordinator to discuss their motivation and experience.
Semester 1
Semester 2
HAEM5001
Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Acute Care
6    A Basic knowledge of haemostasis is an advantage.
Semester 2
IMAG5042
Essential Imaging for Clinicians
6    N SURG5011
Semester 1
INTM5004
Basic Respiratory Medicine
3    A This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
Semester 1
INTM5009
Basic Infectious Diseases
3    A This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.
Semester 1
MBHT5001
Diabetes Management
6      Semester 1
MEDF5002
Teaching in the Clinical Environment
6      Semester 2
PAIN5018
Pain in Children
6      Semester 2
PAIN5021
Acute Pain
6    A this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians.
Semester 1
PUBH5018
Introductory Biostatistics
6      Semester 1
SEXH5409
Medical Management of Interpersonal Violence

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6      Semester 1
BMRI5019
Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
6    A MBBS or equivalent
N (BMRI5003 and BMRI5050)
Semester 1
PAIN5003
Pain Treatment and Management Principles
6    A this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians.
Semester 1
Semester 2
WARC5001
Research Translation, Impact and Evaluation
6    A An understanding of research methodology and clinical trials is assumed.
Semester 2

Project units

MEDF5301
Project (Advanced Masters)
12   

Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MEDF5302
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)
6   

Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Semester 1
Semester 2
MEDF5303
Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)
6   

Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Semester 1
Semester 2