Graduate Certificate of Medicine M4029

Perioperative Medicine has been defined as the care of patients from the time they contemplate surgery through the operative period to full recovery at home.

The course is aimed at medical practitioners working in this emerging field. It has been designed to facilitate the delivery of collaborative and optimal perioperative care to patients presenting with complex, chronic and acute medical conditions requiring surgical intervention.

Note: It is not the purpose of this course to act as a pathway into specialty training in Australia. Completion of this course leads to a Graduate Certificate qualification but not to Specialist recognition. Such recognition is only granted by the relevant Australian and New Zealand specialty Colleges as per their individual requirements. This course may be used to lead into the Master of Medicine M6033 course if credit is applied within 7 years of completion of the Graduate Certificate of Medicine M4029.

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  • General Information

    • Offered completely online: No On-Campus attendance (i.e. no face-to-face contact).
    • Course Admission is offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2 (International and Domestic applications).
    • 24 credit point course
    • FEE-HELP available for eligible applicants. Commonwealth supported places (CSP) available for 2021 Domestic Admissions only and for units studied in 2021 only.
    • Two 12 credit point units must be completed from a choice of either POM5101, POM5102, and POM5103.
    • Time commitment: 20-24 hours per unit per week for 12 credit point unit.
    • Provides a pathway to the Master of Medicine course M6033, with credit received for units passed in the Graduate Certificate of Medicine M4029 within 7 years of course completion.

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    Important Dates

    Admission Dates, Semester 2, 2021

    Domestic applications: open NOW (CSP Only) and close 12 July 2021

    International applications: open 1 July 2021*
    * to wave the international application fee please contact us to provide a unique application code prior to submitting the application.

    Semester dates
    (for Semester 1 and 2)

    Census dates
    Deadline to withdraw from units without penalty

    Course FAQ

    How many hours per week do I need to dedicate to course learning?
    Each 12 credit point unit (students choose two units from a choice of POM5101, POM5102, POM5103) are quite intensive and we suggest 20 to 24 hours per week of study commitment for each unit to view the lectures, complete the reading packages and dedication to research in answering the course work (essays, group discussions and short answer questions).
    Can I take leave during the course?
    Intermission (study leave) can be granted for up to 12 months (i.e. two semesters either taken together or separately) during the duration of your study. An Intermission Application Form will need to be completed and sent to the course administrator.
    When does access to the Online course material open and close?

    Enrolled students receive a Welcome Package to their Monash student email account one week prior to the official semester start date. Unit content is released on a weekly basis (as appropriate) and assessment tasks have a set release date and due date. Content is unable to be released outside of this period. If you have planned leave during the semester you will need to manage your study commitments as required.

    For all unit’s, access to the unit material/web closes immediately after the end of the semester.

    Please refer to the Monash official semester start and finish date Semester Dates

    Can I have ongoing access to the Online material once I have completed the Course

    Course material is only available for the duration of the semester study period.

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  • You must complete TWO of the following units

    POM5101 - Perioperative medicine and cardiorespiratory disease (12 credit points)

    POM5102 - Acute perioperative care (12 credit points)

    POM5103 - Perioperative Medicine and co-existing conditions (12 credit points)

    Unit Information

    • The course progression map provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
    • Time commitment: 20-24 hours per unit per week for 12 credit point unit.
  • Course Fees

    Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course in 2021 only.

    Students in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) pay a lower course fee called the Student Contribution Amount (SCA).
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    Admissions FAQ

    Can I complete my Admission for part-time and change to full-time later (and visa versa)?
    No. Students can study either full-time or part-time, subject to unit scheduling.
    I am a new student, and having difficulty accepting my offer and enrolling for the first time?
    Please contact us to assist via the email address or +613 9903 0321 (9am to 5pm AEST).
    How do I pay for the Course, and do I have to pay all at once?
    Fees are charged per unit/s enrolled each semester. Students can pay fees each semester or full year enrolment. Statements are issued from 4+ weeks prior to semester commencement. The Monash Fees Department manages all student Fees. For further information and contact details go to
    How do I receive my fee statement (Invoice)?
    This is accessed through your WES (Web Enrolment System) account or by contacting the Monash Fees Department
    What is the refund policy?
    Students have until the census date at the beginning of each semester to withdraw from unit/s without financial or academic penalty (student amenity fees may still apply). The census date is when the University finalises your enrolment. If you withdraw after the census date you forfeit paid fees and are likely to incur an academic penalty. Census Information
    Does CSP and FEE-HELP apply to this course?
    FEE-HELP is available for eligible applicants. The Graduate Certificate of Medicine has Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for 2021 only.
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