Graduate Certificate of Medicine

Course code M4029

With Australian life expectancy increasing, so too has the prevalence of chronic disease and disability. With ageing and increased comorbidities, surgeries are becoming more complicated, as is the potential for post surgical complications.

To get the best outcomes for surgical patients, today’s clinicians need to provide end-to-end care - from pre-admission, to surgery, through to recovery and beyond. This emerging field of perioperative medicine takes an integrated, multidisciplinary and personalised approach to patient care.

The Graduate Certificate of Medicine provides you with the knowledge and skills to deliver perioperative care as part of a multidisciplinary team. Delivered with Alfred Health’s Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, this course prepares you to apply perioperative medicine principles to patients with complex, chronic and acute medical conditions requiring surgical interventions. You’ll learn how to create and implement evidence-based perioperative management plans in your workplace, understand risk and optimise care for your patients during the perioperative period.

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 Masters 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.

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