Master of Medicine
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Abbreviated title||MMed or GradDipMed|
|Total credit points required||72|
|Standard duration of study (years)||
1.5 years Full Time, 3 years Part Time.
|Study mode and location||Online Only|
|Admission, fee and application details||https://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/handbooks/courses/M6027.html|
Professor Paul Myles and Dr Jamie Smart
- 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.)
- This course is predominantly online but Elective Units do have Mandatory Block day(s) to attend in Melbourne
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:
- 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 Master's Core Units are 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).
This course is designed to meet the needs of registered medical practitioners by equipping its candidates to work competently and effectively in this ever-changing medical environment.
Surgical patients are getting older and sicker. Many clinicians caring for surgical patients are challenged by the growing complexity of these patients, particularly their perioperative management. Pre-admission clinics are responding, and perioperative medicine is becoming an emerging field. This course addresses deficiencies in this area.
The course is conducted by Monash University (Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Preventative Medicine), in conjunction with the Alfred Hospital's Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine.
Key objectives of the perioperative medicine component are to:
- Provide clinicians with information to care for the growing complexity of surgical patients.
- Provide a greater understanding of the importance and functioning of the pre-admission clinic.
- Equip the perioperative physician to risk stratify and optimize care of the patient in the perioperative period.
- Collaboratively manage the patient in the perioperative period, in particular the perioperative management of patients with acute medical, cardiac, and other organ dysfunction.
- Equip the perioperative physician with the managerial skills to lead a multidisciplinary perioperative management team.
- Equip the perioperative physician with basic research skills to further perioperative medicine research.
Credit for prior studies
Credit for the unit POM5001 (Perioperative management of the cardiac patient) applies to all students who have previously completed the Perioperative Medicine Short Course from 2009 to 2013 only.
There is no credit for completing the short course from 2014 onwards.
For credit of units from other universities, students will need to complete a Credit Application Form and provide supporting evidence for it to be considered. This can only be assessed once enrolled into the course. Contact the course administrator for further information.
Entry requirements for the Master of Medicine are:
- 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, a New Zealand permanent resident, and a New Zealand citizen.
- Document required: Birth certificate or applicable Visa
- Have a completed MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery).
- Documents required: MMBS Testamur, MBBS Academic Transcript, or Fellowship Certificate
- 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:
Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or final year high schoolSuccessful 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.
Tertiary and post-secondary studiesHave 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.
English language proficiency testYour 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 http://www.monash.edu/admissions/english-language-requirements
English language courses at Monash CollegeSuccessful 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 http://www.monash.edu/admissions/english-language-requirements
This course consists of FOUR compulsory Core Units and the completion of 24 Credit Points from the Elective Units for the Masters OR FOUR compulsory Core Units for the Graduate Diploma
- POM5001 Perioperative Medicine for the Cardiac Patient
- POM5002 Acute Perioperative Medicine
- POM5003 Organ dysfunction 1
- POM5004 Organ dysfunction 2
Elective Units (Select 24 Credit Points from below)
- MPH5213 Research methods (6 Credit Points)
- MPH5040 Introductory epidemiology (6 Credit Points)
- MPH5041 Introductory biostatistics (6 Credit Points)
- MPH5266 Clinical leadership and management (6 Credit Points)
- MPH5267 Principles of healthcare quality improvement (6 Credit Points)
- MPH5285 Human factors for patient safety** (6 Credit Points)
- MAP5000 Research in advanced health professional practice (12 Credit Points)
- MAP5001 Preparatory minor thesis (12 Credit Points)
** Please note MPH5285 will not be offered in 2017
The master of medicine is a largely distance based course. Online learning plays a major role in your study of the subjects. 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,
Marking and Plagiarism
Marking of the core POM Units provides an overall grade of PGO (Pass Grade Only) or NGO (Non Pass Grade Only).
However, MPH Elective Units are marked and graded with a N (Fail), P (Pass), C (Credit), D (Distinction), or HD (High Distinction).
Please note that this may affect the overall GPA result.
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
FeesLast updated: December 2015
The approximate cost to complete all the required units for the Master of Medicine (Perioperative Medicine) is $33,600 Australian Dollars*.
The approximate cost to complete all the required units for the Graduate Diploma of Medicine (Perioperative Medicine) is $22,400 Australian Dollars (completing only Core Units)*.
* 2016 fee prices. Course fees are subject to change.
For more information regarding 2016 course fees,
Master of Medicine (MMed) or Graduate Diploma of Medicine (GradDipMed)
Students who have successfully completed all four Core Units totalling 48 credit points (i.e. POM5001, POM5002, POM5003 and POM5004) and do not wish to, or are unable to continue with the master's program, will be able to exit the course with an award title of Graduate Diploma of Medicine.
Ask a question
Please click below to contact the Course Administrator: Ms. Aushra Saldukas