6 reasons why you should study Critical Care Medicine at the University of Sydney

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This highly sought after degree has been designed by critical care clinicians for doctors working, or planning to work, in emergency medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care medicine. Here are 6 reasons to study Critical Care Medicine at the University of Sydney Medical School:

1. Stand out in a competitive profession


Our course in Critical Care Medicine is the only one of its kind in Australasia. It connects you with clinical and academic leaders in the field, and allows you to stand out in a competitive profession by helping you develop your technical and non-technical knowledge and competencies.

2. Fulfill college training requirements

The basic science units of the Critical Care Medicine coursework will assist you in completing college primary examinations for the:


  • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA),
  • Australian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM), and
  • College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM).

The degree can also be used to satisfy the research requirements for the ACEM training program.

3. Refine and broaden your content expertise


There are a broad range of units to choose from to help you develop important clinical skills. These include units in retrieval medicine, intraoperative neuromonitoring, pain management and diabetes management.

4. Refine your non-technical skills


This course provides you with the opportunity to refine your skills and knowledge in areas vital to competent practice and a broad and interesting career. These include areas such as communication and critical thinking, clinical teaching, simulation and research. There are opportunities to develop your research skills and undertake research in a closely supervised setting.

5. Flexible study options allow you to balance your work-study load


The program is available for part or full-time study and is delivered largely online. This means you can tailor your course load to meet your professional demands. You can undertake up to 4 units of study per semester and suspend your studies if required. If you are working full-time, consider undertaking 1 or 2 units of study per semester.


Modules are available online so you can access them at your convenience. Attendance at short intensive face-to-face teaching sessions is required for some units of study, and this provides an opportunity to meet leading teachers, like-minded students and learn practical techniques essential for expert practice.


The degree can be customised to meet your needs and is offered at graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master’s and advanced master’s level. You can find a detailed list of course options on our website here.

6. Learn from experts in their field at Australia’s number 1 medical school


The Critical Care Medicine program at Sydney Medical School is designed and taught by experts in their field from Australia and overseas. The course is led by Dr Khanh Nyugen, a specialist emergency physician with interests in medical education and ultrasound.


You will also be studying at Australia’s number 1 ranked medical school (2017 QS World Rankings by subject).


To learn more about this program, including course structure, subjects, how to apply or course load please visit us online or get in touch with us directly via the below details.

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