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CRIT5019: Advanced Trauma Management

2024 unit information

CRIT5019 builds on the foundations laid in Major Trauma Management. The unit of study is based on real cases, with actual dilemmas and clinical pearls. It will prepare registrars for a middle-grade to senior role in a trauma service, and is also widely relevant to anyone who sees trauma patients during their daily practice. It explores the surgical, medical, psychosocial, and system-related issues in advanced trauma care. There will be a weekend skills intensive during the course. Please note that CRIT5016 is a prerequisite for CRIT5019. Trauma is a diverse and complicated speciality. For a full year of engagement with trauma, students enrolled in the Master of Surgery and Master of Medicine (Critical Care) programmes (or in Graduate Certificate and Diploma programmes) can enrol in two 6 credit point units of study: CRIT 5016 for semester 1 and CRIT 5019 for semester 2. Over the year you will develop your trauma skills from pre-hospital and basic emergency resuscitation to learning key principles of surgical, intensive care, and ward-based trauma management. If you wish to take these units without enrolling in a Master programme, you can of course enrol in CRIT 5016 and CRIT5019 as non-degree units of study.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Critical Care

Code CRIT5019
Academic unit Critical Care
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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CRIT5016
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the key elements of timely and optimal management of the patient with critical haemorrhage, with reference to staff, drugs and equipment, environment, and systems
  • LO2. Evaluate and manage common surgical, medical, psychiatric and social issues that may be encountered either in the aetiology, or as a complication, of trauma
  • LO3. Understand how technical and non-technical skills may be applied in various clinical settings
  • LO4. Evaluate the non-clinical functions of the trauma service in enhancing trauma patient care

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2024
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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