Master of Medicine M6033


The information on this page applies to the following groups:

  1. New or prospective M6033 Master of Medicine students.
  2. Students currently enrolled in unit POM5001 for semester 1, 2019.
  3. Students who have completed unit POM5001 only, prior to 2019.

If you are in group 2 or 3 you will be transferred to the new course code M6033 provided that you have informed our office that you wish to do so and provided documentation.
This MUST be communicated prior to June 30, 2019.

Course transfers cannot be processed once semester 2 has commenced.
This transfer will occur after semester 1 results have been published on July 15, 2019.

Course code M6033
Managing faculty Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated title MMed
Total credit points required 48
Standard duration of study (years)
  Full Time Part Time
Start in Semester 1 1 year to complete 2 years to complete
Start in Semester 2 Not available 2.5 years to complete

You have a maximum of 4 years to complete this course including any periods of intermission and suspension, and must be continuously enrolled throughout.

Study mode and location Online Only (Off-campus)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine. +61 9903 0321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course coordinator

Professor Paul Myles and Dr Jamie Smart


  1. This course is only available to Domestic students (i.e. Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, a holder of Australian permanent humanitarian visa, and a New Zealand citizen.)
  2. International admissions will be available from 2020
  3. This course is only offered via Online and NO Mandatory Block day(s)

Who the course is aimed at?

This Master of Medicine is recommended for medical practitioners who manage patients in the perioperative period, and those who want to improve practice in this area.

Specifically, this course would be recommended for the following:

  •  Anaesthetists
  •  Intensivists
  •  Physicians
  •  Surgeons
  •  Pain Specialists
  •  Emergency Physicians
  •  General Practitioners

Whilst the course has predominantly attracted and is most benefit to, specialist groups and aimed at postgraduate level, we also accept trainees and junior clinicians.

Please note:
The Masters program is quite intensive and we suggest 20 to 24 hours per week of study commitment to view the lectures, reading packages and dedication to research in answering the course work (essays, group discussions and short essays).



The course is designed to facilitate the delivery of collaborative and optimal perioperative care to patients presenting with complex, chronic and acute medical conditions requiring surgical intervention by physicians working in the emerging field of perioperative medicine. The course adopts an evidence base and risk-informed approach to the justification of perioperative medical interventions within the modern surgical setting. Additionally, the course aims to develop skills in research and clinical leadership within this emerging medical discipline.

The course is conducted by Monash University's Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in conjunction with the Alfred Hospital's Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.

The course is recognised by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).



Key objectives of the perioperative medicine component are to:

  1. Integrate and apply best practice perioperative medical principles across the complexity of patients presenting for surgery.
  2. Work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary perioperative medicine team.
  3. Correlate the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of acute and chronic medical conditions and disorders with patient history and clinical examination to risk-stratify and optimise care of these patients in the perioperative period.
  4. Create and implement evidence-informed perioperative management plans for patients across the disease spectrum, in particular those with acute medical, cardiac, and other organ dysfunction.
  5. Justify and defend a range of clinical interventions within the perioperative setting.
  6. Effectively communicate to the wider clinical community the function and importance of the pre-admission clinic.
  7. Provide leadership within a multidisciplinary perioperative management team.
  8. Communicate and implement principles underpinning quality research in the discipline of perioperative medicine.

Course Structure

This course consists of FOUR Units.

  •  POM5101 Perioperative Medicine and Cardiorespiratory Disease
  •  POM5102 Acute Perioperative Care
  •  POM5103 Perioperative Medicine and Co-existing Conditions
  •  POM5104 Key Topics in Perioperative Medicine
    For more information regarding unit POM5104 and the capstone project click below:

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements for the Master of Medicine are:

  1. You must be a domestic student.
    •  Conditions: A domestic student is an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident, a holder of Australian permanent humanitarian visa and a New Zealand citizen.
    •  Document required: Passport, Birth certificate or applicable Visa with copy of Passport
  2. Have a completed MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery).
    •  Documents required: MBBS Academic Transcript, or Fellowship Certificate
  3. Have a completed at least 2 years of clinical hospital medicine.
    •  Documents required: CV or letter from employer.
  4. Meet English requirements
    •  Conditions: You must meet the minimum Monash English Language Requirement Policy.
    •  Documents required: You must meet and supply evidence of ONE of the following:
      1.  Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or final year high school

        Successful completion of a final year high school qualification, with: (1) English as an Additional Language (EAL): Minimum score of 30, and (2) Units 3 and 4 in any other English subject: Minimum score of 25. You need to provide evidence in the form of a VCE Certificate.
      2.  Tertiary and post-secondary studies

        Have studied at an institution where English is the language of instruction and assessment for the entire institution, with completion of one and a half year (three semesters) of undergraduate study or one year (two semesters) postgraduate study. You need to provide evidence in the form of a letter or transcript from the institution.
      3.  English language proficiency test

        Your application must include one original test report meeting the minimum test results from either: (1) IELTS (International English Language Testing System - Academic), (2) TOEFL (American Test of English as a Foreign Language), (3) PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English), (4) Cambridge English. For minimum test results required see
      4.  English language courses at Monash College

        Successful completion of the Monash University English Language Bridging Program or equivalent. You need to provide evidence in the form of a letter or transcript.
    •  For further information on the Monash English Language Requirement Policy please visit

IT Requirements

The Master of Medicine is available completely online. As such, it is vital to verify that you have the required computer software and Internet access so you can best review the material.

Access to the Masters Course Study content will only be available to enrolled students during the Semester to which the Unit is being completed.
Following conclusion of the applicable semester, access will be closed.

For more information regarding IT Requirements,

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Marking and Plagiarism

Marking of the Units provides an overall grade of PGO (Pass Grade Only) or NGO (Non Pass Grade Only).

As a result, successfully completion of the course does not generate WAM(Weighted Average Mark) OR GPA (Grade Point Average)

Monash University Policy requires that is compulsory to apply plagiarism detection software to all student assessments.
Please click here to read further details on this Policy



For more information regarding 2019 course fees,

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit for the unit POM5001 (Perioperative management of the cardiac patient) is eligible towards POM5101 (Perioperative medicine and cardiorespiratory disease M6033 course only) if completed within the credit policy time frame which is currently 10 years ie. the student needs to apply for credit within the 10 year time frame.



Master of Medicine (MMed)


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