Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the 2012 handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradCertEmergHth
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Peninsula)
Off-campus (Peninsula)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 0690; email or visit

Course coordinator

Ms Ingrid Brooks


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders. The aeormedical and retrieval stream is only available to students sponsored by Ambulance Victoria and Tasmanian Ambulance Service.
  • Part-time study only.


This course is available to health professionals who are aiming to improve their clinical practice and knowledge in the delivery of emergency health services. In 2012 only the aeormedical and retrieval stream is available; graduates will have this named award recorded on their testamur.


On completion of the course graduates will have the knowledge, skills and attributes to:

  • apply an appropriate ethical and professional construct as an emergency care provider to the field of community based emergency health
  • develop and enhance their personal and professional development through critical review of their own clinical practice and identification of suitable learning experiences to meet their learning needs
  • prepare for an advanced clinical practitioner role having explored an area of interest related to the field of community based emergency health
  • demonstrate a patient orientated, preventive and systematic clinical approach, the use of advanced clinical problem solving processes and the integration of theory, practical skills and clinical competence
  • communicate and work effectively with other emergency services personnel and other members of the health care team in the setting of a changing health care and emergency medical services system
  • develop an awareness of the responses of patients and their relatives 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
  • critically evaluate the relevance of research findings within the context of community-based emergency 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.


This course comprises core and elective units.


Aeormedical and retrieval stream

Core units

  • PAR4201 Introduction to aeromedical and retrieval concepts
  • PAR4202 Aeromedical and retrieval - clinical
  • PAR4203 Aeromedical and retrieval practicum

Elective units

One of:

  • PAR4204 Aeromedical retrieval - rescue
  • PAR4205 Aeromedical and retrieval - project
  • PAR4206 International aeromedical retrieval
  • PAR4207 Aeromedical and retrieval coordination

Progression to further studies

Students undertaking the aeormedical and retrieval stream stream cannot progress to studies at the diploma level in this program, but may qualify for admission to the masters.


Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (Aeromedical and Retrieval)