Master of Medicine

Course code M6033

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 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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  • General Information

    • Offered completely online: No On-Campus attendance (i.e. no face-to-face contact).
    • 48 credit point Masters course.
    • Five Core Units including the Capstone Project. (3 x 12 credit points units) + (2 x 6 credit point Captsone Project units)
    • Time commitment: 20-24 hours per unit per week for 12 credit point unit.
    • Offered Semester 1 (International and Domestic applications) and Semester 2 (Domestic only).

    Course Guidebook

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    Important Dates

    Admission Dates, Semester 1, 2021


    Domestic applications AND International applications

    • Closed for Semester 1, 2021.
    • International applicants: To waive the application fee please contact us to provide a unique application code prior to submitting the application. This fee cannot be refunded retrospectively.
      Closed for Semester 1, 2021. Open 1 July 2021 for the 2022 intake.

    Semester dates

    Census dates



    Course FAQ

    How many hours per week do I need to dedicate to course learning?
    The POM core units (12 credit points each) are quite intensive and we suggest 20 to 24 hours per week of study commitment to view the lectures, complete the reading packages and dedication to research in answering the course work (essays, group discussions and short answer questions).
    The elective units (6 credit points) are less intensive but still require a suggested minimum of 10 to 15 hours study dedication.
    Can I take leave during the course?
    Intermission (study leave) can be granted for up to 12 months (i.e. two semesters) during the duration of your study.
    An Intermission Application Form will need to be completed and sent to the course administrator.
    Forms and Documents
    When does access to the Online course material open and close?
    Please refer to the Monash official semester start and finish dates.
    For all POM units web access opens one week prior to the official semester start date and access closes immediately after the end of the semester.
    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.
    My question is not listed in here?
    Please contact us during 9AM – 5PM AEST weekdays via
    03 9903 0321 or email med-periopmedicine@monash.edu
  • 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)


    Capstone Project Units

    POM5105 - Contemporary issues in Perioperative Medicine (theory) (6 credit points)


    POM5106 - Perioperative Medicine Capstone Project (6 credit points)



    Unit Information

    • Five core units culminating in a 6,000 word (or part thereof) capstone project (which is determined by you). The course includes 3 x 12 credit point units and 2 x 6 credit point capstone project units. The practical capstone project unit POM5106 must be completed last or in conjunction with final unit/s.
    • Units POM5101-5 can be completed in any order (according to unit scheduling for the year)
    • POM5106 has a prerequisite of units POM5101-5. Therefire it should be completed as the last unit
    • Time commitment: 20-24 hours per unit per week for 12 credit point unit.
  • Course Fees

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  • Admissions

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    • Domestic: Closed for Semester 1, 2021
    • International: Closed, Open 1 July for 2022

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    Admissions FAQ

    Can I complete my Admission for part-time and change to full-time later (and visa versa)?
    Yes. (subject to unit availability and course progression). Please contact us for more information.
    I am a new student, and having difficulty accepting my offer and enrolling for the first time?
    Please contact us during 9AM – 5PM AEST weekdays via 03 9903 0321 or email med-periopmedicine@monash.edu
    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 http://monash.edu/fees
    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 penalty (student amenity fees may still apply). The census date is when the University finalises your enrolment. If you withdraw after census date you forfeit paid fees and are likely to incur an academic penalty.
    Does CSP and FEE-HELP apply to this course?
    The course is Domestic Full Fee only. CSP (Commonwealth Supported Places) are not available. Students can apply for FEE-HELP if they are eligible to do so. Please see this link for further information
    My question is not listed in here?
    Please contact us during 9AM – 5PM AEST weekdays via
    03 9903 0321 or email med-periopmedicine@monash.edu
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