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Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine)

Program director, emergency physician and emergency staff specialist, Dr Khanh Nguyen, speaks about the Critical Care Medicine program.

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Overview

This course is only available to students currently enrolled in the Master of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) who meet the criteria for admission. In addition to completing the requirements for the master's degree, you will plan and carry out a supervised research project. 

This 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 (in preparation for College examinations) retrieval medicine, pain medicine, clinical neurophysiology, ultrasound, simulation 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 is aimed at helping you become a well-rounded, analytical and successful clinician. It will assist you in passing the entry examinations of the relevant colleges, 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. 

Subject areas

There are no specialisations for this course.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

What you'll study

To qualify for the award of Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine) students must:

  • complete the coursework requirements for the master's degree with an average mark of at least 75% in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream specific units of study
  • complete an additional 12 credit points of project units of study.

Students complete a research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. Students 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.

If you are interested in this option it is recommended that you complete PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics as one of your elective units.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

Admission to the Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care) requires:

  • completion of the requirements for the Master of Medicine (Critical Care)
  • an average mark of at least 75% in 24 credit points of compulsory and/or stream units of study
  • any other requirements as stated by the faculty at the time of application.

The academic criteria that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually and may be changed without notice. 

Professional accreditation

Information about the Master of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) received from the Australasian College For Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and the 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 in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) or Master of Medicine Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)NB two of the units must be completed to meet the requirement.

CICM

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

Hear from our students

Dr Holly Martin, Master of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

Dr Priya Rao

Dr Priya Rao
Alfred Health/ICU Registrar

"The Master of Medicine (Critical Care) was a huge contributor to my success in two First Part Examinations over the last two years. In 2015, I completed all four of the basic science subjects in the degree (Pathology, Physiology, Pharmacology and Anatomy).

The Anatomy and Pathology subjects in the Critical Care degree gave me the structure and motivation I needed to comprehensively cover what are generally considered dry areas of study sufficient for the ED exam."

Future study options

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

Students who achieve excellent results may be eligible to enrol in the Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine) course.

Outstanding graduates may be eligible to pursue a higher degree by research in the courses of Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), Master of Philosophy (Medicine) and Master of Surgery (by research) offered by Sydney Medical School.

A research degree provides students with the opportunity to prepare a substantial piece of work which represents a significant contribution in a particular field of study and to gain transferable skills in general research methodology.

The school is affiliated with over 40 independent medical research institutes aimed at achieving medical firsts in specialist areas of health and medicine.

Sydney Medical School provides an outstanding environment for postgraduate research. Our research activities consistently attract high levels of funding from the federal and state governments, overseas funding agencies and other public and private sources.

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.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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.

Visa/MasterCard surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa or MasterCard. 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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