Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Medicine M4029

Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

2022 Admission is open for Domestic applicants and International* applicants

* To waive the international application fee please contact us at med-periopmedicine@monash.edu to provide a unique application code prior to submitting the admission

This course is a part of Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Medicine M4029 program. Compare vs M6033

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  • Perioperative Medicine has been defined as the care of patients from the time they contemplate surgery through the operative period to full recovery at home.

    The course is aimed at medical practitioners working in this emerging field. It has been designed to facilitate the delivery of collaborative and optimal perioperative care to patients presenting with complex, chronic and acute medical conditions requiring surgical intervention.

    Note: It is not the purpose of this course to act as a pathway into specialty training in Australia. Completion of this course leads to a Graduate Certificate qualification but not to Specialist recognition. Such recognition is only granted by the relevant Australian and New Zealand specialty Colleges as per their individual requirements. This course may be used to lead into the Master of Medicine M6033 course if credit is applied within 7 years of completion of the Graduate Certificate of Medicine M4029.

    Note: The Graduate Certificate of Medicine name title has been amended to Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Medicine from 2022 onwards. The course code remains the same. The new title is only applicable to students commencing study in 2022 and onwards.

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    General Information

    • Offered completely online: No On-Campus attendance (i.e. no face-to-face contact).
    • Course Admission is offered in Semester 1 and Semester 2 (International and Domestic applications).
    • 24 credit point course
    • Two 12 credit point units must be completed from a choice of either POM5101, POM5102, and POM5103.
    • Time commitment: 20-24 hours per unit per week for 12 credit point unit.
    • Provides a pathway to the Master of Medicine course M6033, with credit received for units passed in the Graduate Certificate of Medicine M4029 within 7 years of course completion.

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  • You must complete TWO of the following units

    POM5101 - Perioperative medicine and cardiorespiratory disease (12 credit points)


    POM5102 - Acute perioperative care (12 credit points)


    POM5103 - Perioperative Medicine and co-existing conditions (12 credit points)



    Unit Information

    • The course progression map provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
    • Time commitment: 20-24 hours per unit per week for 12 credit point unit.
  • 2022 Admissions:

    • Applicants are encouraged to apply early
    • Applications close February 14 for semester 1 intake

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    Admission is open for:

    • Domestic applicants
    • International* applicants

    * To waive the international application fee please contact us at med-periopmedicine@monash.edu to provide a unique application code prior to submitting the admission

    • Applicants are encouraged to apply early
    • Applications close February 14 for semester 1 intake
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