• 2021 Monash/UCL Perioperative Medicine Short Course

    Offered in July and October
    Registration opens 23 March for both course offerings

    Monash University, Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.
    UCL Centre for Perioperative Medicine
  • About the Course

    Perioperative medicine is an emerging field of medicine that has developed in response to the increasing age and complexity of patients and in the number of surgical procedures being performed.

    This course, run jointly by Monash University and University College London who are leaders in perioperative medicine education, aims to give a general overview of what this new field of medicine entails.

     

    Course dates

    Two courses to be delivered in 2021.

    Course dates are:

    • July course: 12 July - 20 August
    • October course: 4 October - 12 November
     

    Course Structure

    •  6 week online course.
    •  6 topics (one released each week).
    •  The time commitment is 6 hours per week (on average).
    •  Each topic contains a Reading package, Journal articles, Short videos, and self assessment questions embedded into topics.
    •  Self assessment questions are designed as educational materials and no minimum pass mark is required.
    •  Certificate of completion will be provided.
     

    Course Convenors

    •  Professor David Walker (University College London)
    •  Dr Joel Symons (Monash University)
    •  Dr Jonathan Nicholson (Monash University)
     

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    •  Anaesthetists
    •  Intensivists
    •  Physicians
    •  Surgeons
    •  Pain Specialists
    •  Emergency Physicians
    •  General Practitioners
    •  Nurses
    •  And any professionals interested in perioperative care
     
  • Course structure

    SIX topics will be offered in this course released on a weekly basis.

    No Assessments.


    Course topics

    Week 1 - Introduction to Perioperative Medicine by Professor David Walker

    • The perioperative medicine physician.
    • Health economics: economic burden of healthcare provision, resource allocation, measuring health economic outcomes.

    Week 2 - Clinical Risk Assessment by Professor David Walker

    • Biomarkers and organ specific.
    • Physical fitness, activity and surgical outcomes.
    • CPX, functional capacity.

    Week 3 - Perioperative Medication Management by Dr Joel Symons

    • Preoperative medication management.
    • Postoperative medication management.

    Week 4 - Common Early Postoperative Challenges by Dr Jonathan Nicholson

    • The burden of post-operative complications.
    • The common complications that occur in the early post-operative course and evidence based strategies to best detect and manage these.
    • Post-operative models of care to manage the high risk patients.
    • Future direction in reducing post-operative complications.

    Week 5 - Designing Clinical Pathways by Professor David Walker

    • Enhanced recovery after surgery pathways.

    Week 6 - Ethics and Advanced Care Directives by Dr Deborah Leung

    • Including the very young and the very old.
    • POPS
    • Ethics of informed consent.

    Please Note: Topics will be subject to change. Last Updated: March 2021

     
  • 2021 July course

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 23 March Registration open 10 AM AEST  
      Sunday 4 July Registration closes 12 PM AEST  
      5 July Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting  
    1 12 July Introduction to Perioperative Medicine Professor David Walker
    2 19 July Clinical Risk Assessment Professor David Walker
    3 26 July Perioperative Medication Management Dr Joel Symons
    4 2 August Common Early Postoperative Challenges Dr Jonathan Nicholson
    5 9 August Designing Clinical Pathways Professor David Walker
    6 16 August Ethics and Advanced Care Directives Dr Deborah Leung
      23 August Final survey and the certificates  
      20 September Course completion and website access disabled  



    2021 October course

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 23 March Registration open 10 AM AEST  
      Sunday 26 September Registration closes 12 PM AEST  
      27 September Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting  
    1 4 October Introduction to Perioperative Medicine Professor David Walker
    2 11 October Clinical Risk Assessment Professor David Walker
    3 18 October Perioperative Medication Management Dr Joel Symons
    4 25 October Common Early Postoperative Challenges Dr Jonathan Nicholson
    5 1 November Designing Clinical Pathways Professor David Walker
    6 8 November Ethics and Advanced Care Directives Dr Deborah Leung
      15 November Final survey and the certificates  
      13 December Course completion and website access disabled  
  • 2021 Registrations Now open

    OPEN

    Monday, 23 March 2021 10 AM AEST - for both July and October courses

    CLOSE

    • July Course - Sunday, 4 July
    • October Course - Sunday, 26 October
     

    High income countries

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    AUD $660 inc GST

    Middle income countries

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    AUD $330 inc GST

    Low income countries

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    FREE

     

    Refund Policy

    Up to four weeks before the Course
    100% Refund
    Two to four weeks before the Course
    50% Refund
    Less than two weeks before the Course
    No Refund
     
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