Study critical and emergency care

Learn to respond to critical care scenarios and save lives.

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Those working in critical and emergency care must have the skills to respond quickly and decisively. Our courses are developed by the Department of Critical Care – the hub for world-leading critical care research, learning, and teaching and engagement across the 20+ University-affiliated hospitals and beyond.

Specialise in critical and emergency care in our courses that are relevant to doctors, nurses, paramedics, hospital administrators, social workers, and government and policy makers.

Gain the skills to respond quickly and decisively and be equipped to respond to climate related disaster events, or how to respond to terror events in a clinical setting.

Designed to equip you with essential skills to prepare your health service, community, or organisation for natural disasters and terror events. 1 year part-time. Mixed-mode attendance.

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Designed to equip you with essential skills to prepare your health service, community, or organisation for natural disasters and terror events. 6 months part-time. Mixed-mode attendance.

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Gain expert knowledge and skills specific to care for newborn babies and neonates with complex medical and surgical conditions. 1 year part-time. On campus (Parkville).

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Specialise in Critical Care and Emergency Nursing as part of the Master program, to prepare for clinical leadership roles in nursing and healthcare. 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time. On campus (Parkville).

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Receive expert guidance in your own hospital and develop the competencies you need to move into critical care nursing. 1 year part-time. Mixed attendance mode.

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Gain skills and evidence-based knowledge to provide specialist care in high-pressure constantly changing emergency department environment. 1 year part-time. Mixed attendance mode.

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Learn the clinical competence to practise paediatric intensive care nursing as benchmarked against Australian Practice Standards for Specialist Critical Care Nurses. 1 year part-time. Mixed attendance mode.

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Why study critical and emergency care?

  • #1 University in Australia and #14 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical and health, (*Times Higher Education 2022 World University Rankings)
  • Benefit from industry links and research networks, including St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Western Health, The Royal Melbourne, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Mercy Health and Northern Health
  • Enjoy the flexibility of online study as well as the rich benefits of face-to-face teaching in a clinical setting.

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Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Specialist Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine

“The need for a unique course such as this is unfortunately self-evident. It is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’ an event will occur. As clinicians, administrators and officials who are charged with ensuring the safety of our community, understanding the principles of disaster and terror management, will mitigate the impact when these events happen.” Professor Braitberg AM.