Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 titleMEmergHlth
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)3 years PT
Study mode and locationMulti-modal (Alfred Hospital)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice: telephone +61 3 9904 4327; email or visit

Course coordinator

Mr Stephen Burgess


  • 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.
  • Part-time study only.


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 from 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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

  • apply an appropriate ethical and professional construct as an emergency care provider to the field of community based emergency health
  • demonstrate personal and professional development through critical review of their own clinical practice and identification of suitable learning experiences to meet their developmental needs
  • identify local and global networks that support and enhance community based emergency health practice
  • demonstrate clinical competence in the community based emergency health setting using a patient-centric, systematic clinical approach, that utilises effective communication techniques and advanced clinical problem solving
  • identify, describe, design and evaluate enhancements to community based emergency health practice using the best available evidence and appropriate frameworks
  • review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise a variety of resources in order to respond to community based emergency health issues


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 consists of core units and electives. Some of the required electives may be taken to from a particular stream.


Students must complete all of the following:

(a.) 48 points from the courses listed below:

  • 3876 Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health
  • 3877 Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health
  • an approved graduate diploma

(b.) Core units (24 points) as follows:

  • MEH5010 Principles of good research practice in emergency services
  • MEH5011 Emergency health: evidence based practice

plus one of the following options:

  • MEH5050 Emergency services research project (the topic must be approved by the course coordinator)
  • 12 points from any relevant graduate program within the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and/or the University as approved by the course coordinator.

Alternative exit(s)

Students wishing to exit this course may apply to graduate with one of the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • 3876 Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health
  • 3877 Graduate Diploma of Emergency Health.


Master of Emergency Health