Master of Emergency Health
Course code: 3878 ~ Course abbreviation: MEmergHlth ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 3 semesters full time, 6 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 is designed for emergency health practitioners interested in improving their clinical knowledge and aspiring to leadership positions in their field of practice. Students will have the opportunity to examine emergency health care form clinical and systems perspectives using local and international context and be able to enrol in a stream of study relevant to emergency health that advances their clinical knowledge. In the last year of the course students will study clinical research in emergency health and have the option of undertaking a clinical project or studying clinical improvement, education or leadership to develop the professional attributes and skills required to practice at an advanced level.
By the completion of this course, the graduate will be able to: demonstrate the characteristics of a critical and reflective practitioner engaging in life-long learning within a dynamic emergency health environment; apply an evidence-based analytical approach to the exercise of clinical judgement and decision-making in the delivery of emergency health care; use local and international frames of reference to evaluate the trends and drivers of emergency health practice within an integrated emergency medical system; demonstrate the professional attributes required of an advanced clinical practitioner in emergency health; perform in their role as an advanced clinical practitioner in emergency health, through the detailed exploration of clinical improvement methods, clinical education practice and/or clinical leadership; and undertake an advanced clinical practitioner role, through the completion of elective units of study.
The Master of Emergency Health is a 72 credit point masters. Students can meet the course requirements by complete a total of 48 credit points (comprising a minimum of 24 credit points offered through DCEHPP) to be selected from units in any of the following courses:
Plus 24 credit points as level 5 final year masters units.
Students who do not elect to study a particular stream must enrol in the core unit MEH4306 Integrated emergency medical system.
The following units comprise the 24 credit points as level 5 final year masters units:
*Students interested in undertaking the clinical project elective will be required to discuss their proposed topic with the course coordinator to identify their choice of electives. Generally, students undertaking a project related to clinical improvement will be required to enrol in MEH6030 Clinical improvement in emergency health services. Students undertaking a project related to paramedic education will be required to enrol in MEH5030 Clinical education in emergency health services. Students undertaking a project with a clinical leadership focus will be required to enrol in MEH5040 Clinical leadership in emergency health services. Students undertaking a project related to disaster management will be required to enrol in MEH5060 Advanced emergency preparedness and disaster health.
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