This new qualification, the Master of Advanced Critical Care Practice degree, is provided by Monash University in conjunction with The Alfred ICU. It is the ideal post-graduate qualification for practicing critical care physicians (both registrars and consultants) who want to extend their clinical expertise. The course will commence in 2016.
This course description is from the Monash University website:
This specialisation is designed for consultants or registrars to develop knowledge across key areas of critical care practice. Core modules will cover essentials of communication, conflict management and leadership, ethics, medico-legal principles, evidence-based medicine, clinical and practice guidelines, systematic reviews, quality improvement, benchmarking, patient safety and risk management. Electives will include clinical research methods, health systems management and leadership and quality improvement. Critical Care skill sets will be offered in extracorporeal support, including ECMO, echocardiography and ultrasound and airway and ventilator management including bronchoscopy.
The Critical care specialisation requires applicants to have completed two of three of the following courses offered through The Alfred Intensive Care Group:
- Course 1: Extracorporeal Support;
- Course 2: Transthoracic Echocardiography, trans-oesophageal echocardiography and critical care ultrasound;
- Course 3: Airway, bronchoscopy and ventilation.
The application must include certified documentation of evidence of successful course completion including all elements of assessment.