• 2022 Monash/UCL Perioperative Medicine Short Course

    Offered in July and October

    Express Interest for 2022


    Monash University, Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine.
    UCL Centre for Perioperative Medicine

  • Information

    •  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, podcasts 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 Dates

    • July Course: 11 July – 19 August 2022
    • October Course: 3 October – 11 November 2022
     

    Time Commitment:

    4 - 6 hours per week (on average)

     

    Eligibility

    • 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

    1. Module1 - 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.
    2. Module 2 - Clinical Risk Assessment by Professor David Walker
      • Biomarkers and organ specific.
      • Physical fitness, activity and surgical outcomes.
      • CPX, functional capacity.
    3. Module 3 - Perioperative Medication Management by Dr Joel Symons
      • Preoperative medication management.
      • Postoperative medication management.
    4. Module 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.
    5. Module 5 - Designing Clinical Pathways by Professor David Walker
      • Enhanced recovery after surgery pathways.
    6. Module 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: December 2021

  • 2022 July course

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 22 March Registration open 10 AM AEST  
      Sunday 3 July Registration closes 12 PM AEST  
      4 July Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting
    Module 1 - Introduction to Perioperative Medicine
    Professor David Walker
    1 11 July Clinical Risk Assessment Professor David Walker
    2 18 July Perioperative Medication Management Dr Joel Symons
    3 25 July Common Early Postoperative Challenges Dr Jonathan Nicholson
    4 1 August Designing Clinical Pathways Professor David Walker
    5 8 August Ethics and Advanced Care Directives Dr Deborah Leung
    6 15 August Final Week of the Course  
      22 August - 19 September Certificates issue (All the topics have to be reviewed to obtain the short course certificate)  
      19 September Course completion and website access disabled  



    2022 October course

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 22 March Registration open 10 AM AEST  
      Sunday 25 September Registration closes 12 PM AEST  
      26 September Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting
    Module - 1 Introduction to Perioperative Medicine
    Professor David Walker
    1 3 October Clinical Risk Assessment Professor David Walker
    2 10 October Perioperative Medication Management Dr Joel Symons
    3 17 October Common Early Postoperative Challenges Dr Jonathan Nicholson
    4 24 October Designing Clinical Pathways Professor David Walker
    5 31 October Ethics and Advanced Care Directives Dr Deborah Leung
    6 7 November Final Week of the Course  
      14 November - 12 December Certificates issue (All the topics have to be reviewed to obtain the short course certificate)  
      12 December Course completion and website access disabled  
  • FAQ

    Do I need to access material at a set day or time?
    No, you do not need to access material on a set day or time. Modules are released weekly on Monday and participants can work through the reading packages, short videos, and self-assessment questions (embedded in each module) at your own pace until website access is disabled at the end of the course.
    Can I receive access to material early?
    Unfortunately, no. This course is run with a set start and end date. Early release of material is not possible.
    Does this course have any assessments?
    No, this course does not have any assessment tasks. Whilst there are self-assessment questions embedded in each module, these are to test knowledge only i.e. completion (or not) of these does not have an impact on a participant’s eligibility to receive a Certificate of Completion.
    When/how do I receive the Certificate of Completion?
    To receive the Certificate of Completion participants needs to complete all modules before website access is disabled. The certificate is emailed to participants at the completion of the course.
    Can I download the material during the course?
    Only the PDF documents containing the text, images can be downloaded when modules are available to participants. Video, Podcast and the interactive course content cannot be downloaded.
    How long are modules available for on the learning platform?
    Once a module is released on every Monday morning (AEST), the material remains available until website access is disabled (see the Timetable on the website for the respective course offering for the specific date).
    When registering for the course, what is required for Proof of Residence?
    The proof of residence document needs to include the registrant's name plus general location/address to show place of residence. This may include (but is not limited to) a house bill, driver licence, registration with AHPRA (relevant to residents in Australia) or passport.
    What is the study commitment?
    The time commitment is 6 hours per week (on average). Whilst content is released weekly on Monday, participants can work through modules at their own pace once content is released, keeping in mind the website access disabled date.
  • Fees

    High income countries

    Download the course flyerView high income countries
    World Bank list of economies (June 2017)

    AUD $660 inc GST


    Middle income countries

    Download the course flyerView middle income countries
    World Bank list of economies (June 2017)

    AUD $330 inc GST


    Low income countries

    Download the course flyerView low income countries
    World Bank list of economies (June 2017)

    FREE

    Register

    Open
    22 March 2022

    Close
    July Course - 3 July
    October Course - 25 September

    Express Interests for 2022


    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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