• Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Medicine M4029

    Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Medicine M4029

    Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Course FAQ

How many hours per week do I need to dedicate to course learning?

Each 12 credit point unit (students choose two units from a choice of POM5101, POM5102, POM5103) is quite intensive and we suggest 20 to 24 hours per week of study commitment for each unit to view the lectures, complete the reading packages and dedication to research in answering the course work (essays, group discussions and short answer questions).

Can I take study leave (i.e. intermission) during the course?

Intermission (study leave) can be granted for up to 12 months (i.e. two semesters either taken together or separately) during the duration of the course. To apply, please complete an Intermission Application Form (link to our forms) and email the form to the Department of Anaesthesiology Course Administrator at med-periopmedicine@monash.edu

Intermission applications can be submitted at any time, keeping in mind the census date for applicable semester/s.

What is a census date?

The census date is:

  • the last day before you become liable for fees for the units you're enrolled in.
  • the last day you can withdraw from a unit without Withdrawn showing on your academic record (there are some exceptions)

You have until 11.59pm on the census date to make changes to your units without financial or academic penalty.

When does access to the online course material open and close?

Enrolled students receive a Welcome Package to their Monash student email account one week prior to the official semester start date for each enrolled unit.

Unit content is released on a weekly basis (as appropriate) and assessment tasks have a set release date and due date.

Content is unable to be released outside of this period. If you have planned leave during the semester you will need to manage your study commitments as required.

For all units, access to the unit material/web closes immediately after the end of the semester.

Please refer to the Monash official semester start and finish dates at Semester Dates

Can I have ongoing access to the online material once I have completed the course?

Course material is only available for the duration of the applicable semester study period.

I am considering studying the Master of Perioperative Medicine; do I receive credit for units studied as part of the Graduate Certificate of Perioperative Medicine?

Yes, you do! The two units studied are eligible for credit towards your Masters’ degree. You will then need to complete 3 more units. These are either POM5101, POM5102, or POM5103 (depending on which unit you did not complete as part of the Graduate Certificate of Medicine) in addition to both POM5105 and POM5106 capstone project units.

I have completed the Graduate Certificate; how do I apply for the Master of Perioperative Medicine?

Once you have completed the Graduate Certificate, you are eligible to apply for the Master of Medicine during the next open admission period. Your units studied in the Graduate Certificate will be credited towards the Master of Medicine (subject to meeting the 7-year credit recency policy and unit content not changing significantly over this period).

I have completed the Graduate Certificate; how long can I take to decide whether I want to continue studies with the Master of Perioperative Medicine?

You have 7 years from completing the Graduate Certificate to enrolling into the Master of Medicine for successfully completed units to be credited to the Masters.

Can you provide examples of capstone projects for the Master of Perioperative Medicine?

Please visit (link to the list in the capstone FAQs section) for project ideas. Capstone information is available at https://master.periopmedicine.org.au/index.php/about-course/assessments/capstone-project

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