Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health
Course code: 3877 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipEmerHlt ~ Total credit points required:48 ~ 2 semesters full time, 4 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
On-campus (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne)
Off-campus (Alfred Hospital, Melbourne)
This course will support students in improving their clinical practice and knowledge related to the delivery of emergency health services and help prepare them for clinical leadership positions. The student will explore clinical practice within an integrated emergency medical system and consider the issues and trends that influence scope of practice and service delivery. Students will be able to select streams of study relevant to the emergency health services context, to meet both their learning needs and interests.
By the completion of this course, the graduate will be able to: critically explore their practice role from the perspective of broader population and health system demands on care delivery within an integrated emergency health system; critically review their clinical practice against current evidence; apply knowledge gained through the completion of elective units of study to their practice context; and work collaboratively within an integrated emergency health system at an advanced level. In addition, graduates of the Intensive Care Paramedic Stream, will be able to: apply an appropriate ethical and professional construct as an emergency care provider to their clinical practice; recognize and assess appropriate symptom-syndrome patterns in patients with sudden illness or injury, and initiate advanced life support measures; demonstrate the use of advanced clinical problem solving processes and the integration of theory, practical skills and clinical competence; develop an awareness of the responses of patients and families to acute, life-threatening illness/injury, in a diverse cultural community; contribute to and utilise outcomes from quality management and clinical audit strategies, information technology and research programs; and critically evaluate the relevance of research findings within the context of Community-based Emergency Health
The Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health is a 48 credit point course. Students can meet the course requirements of this graduate diploma by enrolling into a choice of one of three streams of study.
Students will be required to complete 48 credit points comprising the following units if they wish to exit with the award of Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health:
Students must select 42 credit points (comprising a minimum of 18 credit points offered through DCEHPP) from units in the:
Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Health Stream
Students will be required to complete 48 credit points comprising the following units if they wish to exit with the award of Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health (Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Health):
Students must select at least two elective units from the following:
Students can select a maximum of two elective units from the following:
Assessment will be a mixture of written assignments and examinations, For clinical units, clinical simulation and professionalism assessment will form part of the assessment mix.
Ms Ingrid Bielajs