Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; 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 area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Primary Health Care
Campus(es)City (Melbourne), Peninsula


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Depending on the location, the provision of treatment and transport of patients suffering a medical emergency can fall to paramedics, nurse or doctors. In the out-of-hospital setting, the clinical role is in stabilising and/or improving the patient's condition in preparation for, and during transportation to hospital.

Courses within this area of study support students to improve their clinical practice and knowledge related to the delivery of emergency health services, while also preparing them for leadership positions.

The field of emergency health encompasses clinical practice areas of relevance to other health professionals, including nurses and doctors who practice within or have an interest in aeromedical retrieval, emergency preparedness and disaster health.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 0690; visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/cehpp

Research Degrees Office: telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email med-research.degrees@monash.edu or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/pgrad/research

Relevant courses

  • 3876 Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health (Aeromedicine and Retreival)
  • 3877 Graduate Diploma of Emergency Health (Intensive Care Paramedicine)
  • 3878 Master of Emergency Health
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.