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Why study critical care medicine?

6 reasons to study critical care medicine at the University of Sydney
This highly sought after degree has been designed by critical care clinicians for doctors working, or planning to work, in emergency medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care medicine.

Stand out in a competitive profession

Our course in critical care medicine is the only one of its kind in Australasia. It connects you with clinical and academic leaders in the field, and allows you to stand out in a competitive profession by helping you develop your technical and non-technical knowledge and competencies.

Prepare for college exams

The basic science units of the Critical Care Medicine coursework will assist you in completing college primary examinations for the:

The degree can also be used to satisfy the research requirements for the ACEM training program.

Refine and broaden your clinical content expertise

There are a broad range of units to choose from to help you develop important clinical skills. These include units in retrieval medicine, intraoperative neuromonitoring, pain management and diabetes management.

Refine your non-technical skills

This course provides you with the opportunity to refine your skills and knowledge in areas vital to competent practice and a broad and interesting career. These include areas such as communication and critical thinking, clinical teaching, simulation and research. There are opportunities to develop your research skills and undertake research in a closely supervised setting.

Flexible postgraduate study options

The program is available for part or full-time study and is delivered largely online. This means you can tailor your course load to meet your professional demands. You can undertake up to 4 units of study per semester and suspend your studies if required. If you are working full-time, consider undertaking 1 or 2 units of study per semester.

Modules are available online so you can access them at your convenience. Attendance at short intensive face-to-face teaching sessions is required for some units of study, and this provides an opportunity to meet leading teachers, like-minded students and learn practical techniques essential for expert practice.

The degree can be customised to meet your needs and is offered at graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master’s and advanced master’s level.

Learn from experts in their field

The Critical Care Medicine program at Sydney Medical School is designed and taught by experts in their field from Australia and overseas. The course is led by Dr Khanh Nyugen, a specialist emergency physician with interests in medical education and ultrasound.

8 May 2018

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