Critical Care Medicine

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Critical Care Medicine

Master of Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

Master of Science in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (admission suspended)

Students must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 12 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Master of Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine)

Master of Science in Medicine (Advanced) (Critical Care Medicine) (admission suspended)

Students must complete 60 credit points, including:
(a) 48 credit points of study as required for the Master of Medicine/Master of Science in Medicine
(b) 12 credit points of project units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

Graduate Diploma in Science in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (admission suspended)

Students must complete 36 credit points, including:
(a) 6 credit points of compulsory units of study; and
(b) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study; and
(c) 6 credit points of stream specific or general elective units of study.

Graduate Certificate in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine)

Graduate Certificate in Science in Medicine (Critical Care Medicine) (admission suspended)

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 24 credit points of stream specific units of study.

Compulsory units

Compulsory unit – Graduate Diploma

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
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This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
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Compulsory units - Master of Medicine, Master of Medicine (Advanced)

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
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This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
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CRIT5008 Evidence and Ethics in Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof. Doug Elliott Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: CEPI5100 and 18 credit points of stream specific units of study from any of (CRIT5001, CRIT5002, CRIT5003, CRIT5004, CRIT5005, CRIT5006, CRIT5007, CRIT5009, CRIT5010, CRIT5011, CRIT5012, CRIT5014, CRIT5015, CRIT5016, CRIT5017, PAIN5021, CLNP5005, INTM5014, PAED5007) Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Clinical experience in a critical care discipline such as: emergency medicine, intensive care, anaesthesia, surgery or retrieval medicine. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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This capstone unit for the Master of Medicine (Critical Care) degree aims to develop students' reflective ethical, critical thinking and evidence-based decision-making skills, required to inform best clinical practice. The unit is structured in two parts: an introduction to key ethical concepts and methods of ethical analysis; and an overview of evidence relevant to health care practice and research. Students initially apply ethical principles to examine a series of case studies. Students then critically appraise the evidence base for a clinical case study related to their area of practice. This will involve development of a clinical question, a literature search and review of selected studies, and application of critical appraisal skills to appraise a primary and secondary study in detail. Learning modules include further development of literature search and critical appraisal skills, applying decision analysis to facilitate shared decision­making in practice, and application of evidence to inform individual patient care.
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Stream Specific units

CEPI5100 Introduction to Clinical Epidemiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Fiona Stanaway Session: Intensive July,Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: PUBH5010 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
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This unit introduces the concept of clinical epidemiology and provides students with core skills in clinical epidemiology at an introductory level. Topics covered include asking and answering clinical questions; basic and accessible literature searching techniques; study designs used in clinical epidemiological research; confounding and effect modification; sources of bias; interpretation of results including odds ratios, relative risks, confidence intervals and p values; applicability of results to individual patients; critical appraisal of clinical epidemiological research literature used to answer questions of therapy (RCTs and systematic reviews), harm, prognosis, diagnosis and screening; applicability of results to individual patients; and evidence-based use of health resources.
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CRIT5001 Anatomy for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sarah Croker Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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This unit of study covers the requirements of the anatomy syllabi of the primary examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. Students will learn anatomy relevant to the professional demands of each discipline, for example the anatomy relevant to venous access, airways and peripheral neural structures. There will be a focus on clinical relevance and application of anatomical knowledge, including imaging where relevant.
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CRIT5002 Pathology for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Lydia Lozzi Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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This unit of study covers the syllabus requirements of the Primary or First Part examinations of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. Topics include basic pathological processes (e.g. immunology, inflammation, neoplasia etc) and systems pathology (e.g. cardiovascular, respiratory, gastroenterology, neurology, rheumatology etc). The unit is presented by academic pathologists and specialist clinicians and focusses on clinical relevance and application of knowledge.
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CRIT5003 Pharmacology for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical Professor Ross MacPherson Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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This unit will address the syllabus requirements of the Primary or First Part examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. It includes basic pharmacology and clinical applications of relevant drugs and drug groups.
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CRIT5004 Physiology for Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Louise Cole Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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This unit addresses some of the Primary or First Part syllabus requirements of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, the College of Intensive Care Medicine and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. It includes normal physiology, physiology of the elderly, obesity, physiological consequences of mechanical ventilation and common disease states in the critically ill. The unit has a clinical focus.
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CRIT5005 Clinical Reasoning and Communication

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Renee Lim Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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Critical care medicine is practised in highly charged and stressful settings and requires many decisions to be made quickly with limited information and resources. There are also many 'players' and confusion and miscommunication can easily occur. The hierarchical nature of hospital based practice and tribal differences between professions bring their own challenges. This unit of study aims to help clinicians develop decision making and high level communication skills in order to effectively care for patients, engage carers and relatives and perform optimally as a team member or leader. The unit is built around complex clinical cases and includes simulations with actors and experts.
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CRIT5006 Retrieval Med - Operational Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Brian Burns, A/Prof Cliff Reid Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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Retrieval medicine is an emerging specialty area within the broader field of critical care medicine. This unit of study has four modules: Scene Management and Safety; Aeromedical Environment; Retrieval Transportation; and Special Rescue Settings. On successful completion of this unit students will have gained: an understanding of the theory that underpins the operational environment of retrieval medicine including safety systems, clinical governance and human factors. Through case study presentations and discussion, students will analyse the conditions that impact on patient and retrieval crew outcomes and critique the application of best practice in different retrieval situations.
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CRIT5007 Clinical Retrieval Medicine

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: A/Prof Cliff Reid Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: CRIT5006 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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This unit follows on from CRIT5006 and aims to equip students to practice in this exciting field of retrieval medicine. The unit of study has three major areas: prehospital trauma care; critical care transport; and special patient groups (obstetric, neonatal and paediatric, bariatric, mechanical cardiorespiratory support). On successful completion of this unit students will be able to analyse and critique: appropriate prehospital trauma care; critical care issues specific to different transport modes; and issues regarding special groups that are increasingly encountered in retrieval medicine. Students will also gain an understanding of equipment and monitoring in retrieval medicine.
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CRIT5009 Teaching with Simulation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical A/Prof Leonie Watterson Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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Simulation is now a required learning and skill maintenance tool in critical care medicine. This unit will provide students with the skills and knowledge to: construct a challenging, yet safe learning environment with realistic simulation scenarios; manage the technology and the learning environment; and provide effective debriefing and productive feedback. The unit of study will also aim to enhance the student's skills as a teacher in a busy clinical setting, improving supervision and feedback and creating effective teams.
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CRIT5010 Point of Care Ultrasound

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Khanh Nguyen Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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Point of care ultrasound is used routinely in the assessment and management of critically ill patients. This unit of study will introduce students to ultrasound physics and knobology. Students will learn how to perform scans including e-FAST, AAA, vascular access, DVT studies, renal, hepatobiliary, basic echo, lung and early pregnancy. This unit satisfies the coursework required by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM) for the Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU).
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CRIT5012 Mechanical Ventilation

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Alex Yartsev Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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Mechanical ventilation is a common supportive therapy in the critical care environment. Students in this unit of study will become familiar with mechanical ventilator design and function, learn to interpret ventilator waveforms and measured data, and develop an understanding of the physiological consequences of mechanical ventilation. Commonly used models of mechanical ventilators are discussed and students will have the opportunity to become acquainted with their performance characteristics. Case-based discussions will be used to explore common strategies for ventilation in different clinical scenarios, including the operating theatre, the emergency department, and in the ICU.
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CRIT5014 Resource Limited Critical Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Megan Cox Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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Critical care practitioners in Australia often volunteer or are involved in crisis responses, educational interventions or providing clinical care for patients in low or middle income countries. This unit of study examines appropriate health care interventions (clinical care, education and research) in these resource limited settings. Experienced critical care practitioners working in Australia, Asia- Pacific and African regions will guide students understanding of the ethical, logistical, clinical, educational and research challenges of working in these environments.
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CRIT5015 Extracorporeal Life Support

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr. Sean Scott, Dr. Steve Morgan, Dr Peter McCanny Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is only available to medical graduates. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) is a rapidly developing field with applications in prehospital and retrieval medicine, emergency medicine, anaesthesia and intensive care. It has an expanding set of indications including cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, severe respiratory failure and organ support for high-risk procedures. Students will gain an understanding of extracorporeal support modalities including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), extracorporeal CO2 removal (ECCO2R), ventricular assist devices (VAD) and Impella. The learning modules will introduce essential aspects of the management of ECLS patients including common indications, contraindications, ECLS physiology and technology. A compulsory face-to-face workshop will provide hands on familiarisation with ECLS equipment, procedures and troubleshooting.
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CRIT5016 Major Trauma Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Gerard Moynihan, Dr Nicole Delaat Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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Trauma is a major cause of mortality and morbidly. Critical care practitioners asses and manage trauma patients in both the initial stabilisation phase and during their stay in hospital. This unit is designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the basic concepts of trauma resuscitation and management. It addresses numerous key aspects of trauma including trauma systems and epidemiology. It covers the identification and management of injuries specific to each organ system and gives an overview of how to treat the sick trauma patient holistically.
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CRIT5017 Introduction to Clinical Toxicology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Paris Ramrakha Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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Clinical toxicology is concerned with the risk assessment and management of drugs, chemicals and venoms in humans. This unit introduces students to common poisonings and envenomations in Australia and provides a framework for the initial resuscitation and risk assessment of the affected patient. Principles of supportive care, decontamination, enhanced elimination and specific antidotes will also be explored.
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CLNP5005 Neuromonitoring in Anaesthesia

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Clinical A/Prof Adam Hastings Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Corequisites: CLNP5001 Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is primarily targeted at Medicine students. Science in Medicine students should contact the unit coordinator to discuss enrolment in this unit of study Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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This unit of study examines the techniques available to monitor the function and wellbeing of the brain and nervous system during anaesthesia and surgery. Despite their widespread use, the effect of general anaesthetic agents on the brain and spinal cord is still poorly understood. There is wide interpatient variability in responses to these agents, and intraoperative haemodynamic fluctuations and underlying disease processes are all threats to the central nervous system which may be mitigated by careful monitoring.
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INTM5014 Cardiology

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Robertson and Dr Usaid Allahwala Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. It assumes theoretical and practical knowledge of cardiology at least at the level of a registered medical practitioner. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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The Cardiology syllabus is designed to meet the needs of medical practitioners who are either trainee physicians or have a special interest in the practice of cardiology. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common cardiologic conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important cardiologic conditions.
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PAED5007 Paediatric Emergencies

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Gary Browne, Dr Nicholas Cheng Session: Semester 1 Classes: Online. Students will spend about 10 hours/week (x 13 weeks) engaging in case-based learning, including online discussion of case scenarios, self-directed case reviews and literature appraisal. Assessment: 1x1500 word written assignment (or its equivalent) (30%); online quizzes (30%); and short answer questions in online discussion forum (40%) Mode of delivery: Online
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This unit of study is relevant to trainees in intensive care, paediatric and emergency medicine, and other clinicians providing frontline care to critically ill children. Medically and surgically based clinical scenarios are presented with a focus on the initial management of critically ill children in the emergency department and consideration of preparation for transport. Principles of ongoing management in the intensive care setting will be addressed.

General elective units

CEPI5215 Writing and Reviewing Medical Papers

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Christina Abdel Shaheed Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prerequisites: (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) Prohibitions: CEPI5214 Assumed knowledge: Some basic knowledge of summary statistic is assumed Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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This unit of study will appeal to anyone wanting to write medical papers for conferences or journals, or to improve their paper writing skills. Students will work at their own pace through 9 modules covering research integrity, medical style, abstracts, presentations and posters, constructing a paper, data visualisation, manuscript submission, responding to reviewers' comments, post-publication research dissemination, and peer- reviewing a paper. This unit aims to teach students the principles of research integrity in writing for medical journals, typical issues they may face, and link to resources to help them maintain integrity through their publishing careers. It will guide them to reliable evidence-based resources to improve their conference abstract, presentation and poster design, and manuscript style and writing. Students will learn about reporting guidelines, common pitfalls in writing and presenting research, choosing a journal, keywords, improving tables and figures for manuscripts through open source software, copyright, writing cover letters and response letters to reviewers. Students will learn about measuring research impact and ways to improve research reach, dealing with the media and press releases, using social media in dissemination, digital archiving and basic skills needed to act as a peer-reviewer. This is an online unit, but those needing to study in block mode will do online study as well as a workshop.
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HAEM5001 Thrombosis and Haemostasis in Acute Care

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Curnow Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: Basic knowledge of haemostasis is an advantage. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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Thrombosis and haemostasis affect all areas of clinical practice. This unit of study will familiarise students with normal and pathological haemostasis, interpretation of coagulation laboratory tests, and practical management of bleeding and clotting disorders in the perioperative and critical care setting. Case-based discussions will explore strategies for diagnosis, investigation and management in theatres, ICU and the emergency department to assist in making optimal clinical decisions.
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IMAG5042 Essential Imaging for Clinicians

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Sally Ayesa Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: SURG5011 Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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This unit of study provides students with a practical and clinically relevant overview of imaging in medicine. The fundamentals of imaging modalities are described, considering risks and benefits and implications for clinical decision making. Topics are organised by system, and clinically relevant cases are used to illustrate key concepts. Assessments reflect clinical practice and focus on the use of imaging in the diagnosis and management of clinical scenarios, and the role of medical imaging in the broader medical landscape. On completion of the unit, students will recognise common and important cases and improve their ability to appropriately order and interpret commonly used tests.
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INTM5004 Basic Respiratory Medicine

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Joe Duncan Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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The Basic Respiratory medicine syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The content is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common respiratory conditions and the essentials of management of these conditions. The module learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important respiratory conditions.
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INTM5009 Basic Infectious Diseases

Credit points: 3 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Siddhartha Mahanty Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is available only to registered medical practitioners with experience working in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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The Basic Infectious Diseases syllabus covers the requirements of trainee physician practice. The unit is focussed on diagnosis and investigation of common infections and the essentials of management of these conditions. The learning materials are linked to a library of clinical cases representing common and important infections.
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MBHT5001 Diabetes Management

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Victoria Rudland Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: This unit of study is recommended for medical graduates, as well as nursing or allied health graduates with a minimum of 12 months clinical experience. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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This highly clinically based and practical unit of study is specifically ideal for clinicians looking to develop, update and advance their diabetes management skills. You will learn how to effectively manage diabetes mellitus. Current evidence and concepts in epidemiology, classification, pathogenesis and screening for diabetes and its complications will be addressed. The focus is on patient­centred management of diabetes, including patient engagement, lifestyle interventions, bariatric surgery, medication options and regimens, new technology and monitoring. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well as prediabetes and diabetes in pregnancy will be explored with a personalised, case­based approach. Different health care delivery methods in diabetes and team based approaches to care will be discussed.
Textbooks
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MEDF5002 Teaching in the Clinical Environment

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Annette Burgess and Associate Professor Chris Roberts Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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Almost all healthcare professionals are involved in education and training throughout their careers. This unit of study provides a practical introduction to the theory and practice of teaching and learning in the health environment. The unit will cover three main areas: planning for and facilitating learning in the clinical environment; assessing performance and providing constructive feedback; and fostering the development of students as professionals. Each of these areas will be underpinned by best evidence from clinical education research and will address current challenges and opportunities in the learning environment from the perspective of both educators and learners. Participants in the course will gain a framework they can use to support their teaching, and will develop a portfolio of evidence to support their professional development as clinician educators.
Textbooks
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PAIN5018 Pain in Children

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Claire Ashton-James and Ms Renee Sandells Session: Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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This unit provides an opportunity for students to understand the developmental physiology and psychology of infants and children, together with the pharmacology (particularly with reference to dose and route of administration) of pain management in children. Particular attention is given to management of acute pain in children, both post-operative and procedure-related pain, to methods of pain assessment in children of various ages, to non-pharmacological pain management strategies and to chronic pain presentations in children.
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PAIN5021 Acute Pain

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Claire Ashton-James Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assumed knowledge: this unit is case based and is only suitable for experienced clinicians. Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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The aims of this unit are to provide a theoretical framework for the management of acute pain, to examine the specific contributors that are important in the development of acute pain conditions and to examine pharmacological and other approaches used in the management of acute pain. Topics that will be covered will include the principles of pre-emptive analgesia and evidence of effectiveness in preventing pain, pharmacological management of acute pain including approaches such as patient controlled analgesia, adjunctive approaches in managing acute pain and the transition from acute to chronic pain.
Textbooks
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PUBH5018 Introductory Biostatistics

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Timothy Schlub, Dr Erin Cvejic Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) evening, Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day, Online
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This unit introduces students to statistical methods relevant in medicine and health. Students will learn how to appropriately summarise and visualise data, carry out a statistical analysis, interpret p-values and confidence intervals, and present statistical findings in a scientific publication. Students will also learn how to determine the appropriate sample size when planning a research study. Students will learn how to conduct analyses using calculators and statistical software.
Specific analysis methods of this unit include: hypothesis tests for one-sample, two paired samples and two independent samples for continuous and binary data; distribution-free methods for two paired samples, two independent samples; correlation and simple linear regression; power and sample size estimation for simple studies; and introduction to multivariable regression models;.
Students who wish to continue with their statistical learning after this unit are encouraged to take PUBH5217 Biostatistics: Statistical Modelling.
Textbooks
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BMRI5019 Psychiatry in Clinical Practice

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Associate Professor Caryl Barnes Session: Semester 1 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Prohibitions: (BMRI5003 and BMRI5050) Assumed knowledge: MBBS or equivalent Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Distance education/intensive on campus
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This unit is designed for medical practitioners such as general practitioners, emergency physicians, physicians, paediatricians and surgeons. Students will develop skills in the recognition and management of mental health conditions that frequently present in primary health and hospital settings. The unit will cover high prevalence mental disorders including mood, anxiety, stress and trauma-related disorders, including complex trauma as well as the low prevalence disorders such as psychosis. Managing psychiatric emergencies, the use of the Mental Health Act and medical comorbidites will be demonstrated. Students will develop skills in assessment, mental state examination, and the biopsychosocial approach to formulation, management and trauma-informed care. The range of evidence-based pharmacological, biopsychosocial and lifestyle interventions for mental disorders will be introduced. Other topics will include somatic presentations of psychological and psychosocial problems, addiction medicine, old age psychiatry, youth mental health and doctors' health. Students will participate in casebased learning activities and assessments.
Textbooks
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PAIN5003 Pain Treatment and Management Principles

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Elizabeth Devonshire and Dr Charles Brooker Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Online
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To introduce participants to the core principles of pain assessment, treatment and management. Participants consider the biopsychosocial model and the scientific basis for assessment, diagnosis and treatment. They explore principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, together with routes of drug administration. The role of physiotherapy and rehabilitation management, and the use of procedures such as neural blockade, simulation techniques and surgery are also considered.
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WARC5001 Research Translation, Impact and Evaluation

This unit of study is not available in 2021

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Julie Redfern, Prof Clara Chow, Dr Stephanie Partridge Session: Semester 2 Classes: Online lectures, discussion forums, video tutorials Assumed knowledge: An understanding of research methodology and clinical trials is assumed. Assessment: Journal Club (30%); Discussion Boards (20%); Research Proposal (50%) Mode of delivery: Online
To optimise healthcare delivery, we need evidence-based strategies to enable research translation and to assess impact. This unit of study will teach these skills, including fostering and maintaining stakeholder engagement, pragmatic study design, cost effectiveness analysis, recognising and managing barriers and enablers to implementation, and post-research translation. Case-based discussions and preparation of a research proposal will develop the skills required to enhance impact and hasten adoption of research into routine care. This practical unit will suit students who are interested in improving their skills and knowledge in the areas of clinical or health services research and who are keen to enhance the impact of their current or future research.
Textbooks
Grol R, Wensing M and Eccles M. Improving Patient Care. The Implementation of Change in Clinical Practice. 2nd ed. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated (2013); Brownson RC, Colditz GA and Proctor EK. Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health: Translating Science to Practice. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2017).

Project units

MEDF5301 Project (Advanced Masters)

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Supervision
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Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work. Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
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MEDF5302 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part A)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Supervision
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Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential, where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects, that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. Where appropriate students will prepare a work suitable for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work. Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
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MEDF5303 Project (Advanced Masters) (Part B)

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Students must have a University of Sydney staff member or University approved supervisor for their project. Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Assessment: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Practical field work: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Mode of delivery: Supervision
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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Candidates will work on an independent research project in an area of specific interest relevant to their master's degree. The project may take the form of analysis of an existing data set, a systematic or integrative review of the literature, a case series, survey or other project acceptable to the project supervisor. In some streams, projects may be available for students to select. It is essential where there is the use of patient information or recruitment of patient study subjects that appropriate ethics approval is gained from the governing body where the project will take place. The candidate will enter into a learning contract and will be guided through the steps required to plan and execute a substantial research project and prepare a scholarly work which may be a paper for publication. A candidate must enrol in a minimum of 12 credit points of project units of study in order to submit their final written work. Approval of the project and supervisor by the Program Director must be confirmed prior to commencing the project.
Textbooks
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