Coursework degrees and single subjects

We offer a range of coursework degrees tailored to the workforce needs of the critical care and broader community.

Disaster and Terror Medicine Courses

Equip yourself to confidently respond to disaster and terror events — online with in-person intensives

Disasters and terror events are taking place with increasing frequency across the globe. In Melbourne, Australia we have experienced a number of natural disasters associated with bushfires, thunderstorm asthma, COVID-19 and terror events such as the Bourke Street Mall attack, all within a three-year period.

Our courses in Disaster and Terror Medicine provide you with an evidence-based introduction to the key elements of this specialty. Designed and developed by the Department of Critical Care, our programs are delivered online with a 1-2 day face-to-face intensive per subject. The courses be completed part-time at your own pace, making them ideal for currently working professionals.

Who are these courses for?

Disaster and Terror Medicine is a system-orientated specialty that intersects clinical medicine and a diverse group of emergency responding agencies. The courses are relevant to critical care clinicians (including doctors, nurses, clinical leaders); emergency services (including paramedics, emergency responders); hospital administrators; government and policy makers; social workers; and the military.

Specialist Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine (SC-DTM)

If you are interested in building your knowledge in this discipline but have limited time for study, you may wish to enrol in the Specialist Certificate comprising two subjects, part-time over six months. Additional subjects can be added later:

  • Disaster Medicine Principles and Responses (starts January 2023)
  • Terror Medicine Principles and Responses (starts April 2023)

Find out more about the Specialist Certificate...

Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine (GC-DTM)

The Graduate Certificate comprises four subjects, which can be taken part-time over 12 months:

  • Disaster Medicine Principles and Responses (starts late January 2023)
  • Terror Medicine Principles and Responses (starts April 2023)
  • Clinical Leadership During Crises (starts July 2023)
  • Managing Complex Disasters (starts October 2023)

The above subjects can also be taken as single subjects (prerequisites apply for Managing Complex Disasters).

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Graduate Diploma in Disaster and Terror Medicine - new for 2023 (GD-DTM)

If you would like to extend your knowledge, you can enrol in the Graduate Diploma comprising eight subjects, part-time over two years, or full-time in one year:

  • The four subjects from the Graduate Certificate above, plus
  • Human Factors in Critical Care (starts April 2024)
  • Advanced Toxicology and Terror (starts July 2024)
  • Two electives from a selection provided.

Find out more about the Graduate Diploma...

Short course: Disaster Management Essentials

Confidently evaluate disaster management plans to prepare more effectively for disaster events.

Enrol now for next course starting 12th August 2024!

This short course is delivered online over four weeks.

Melbourne MicroCert: Disaster Management Essentials

Single subject enrolment

  • Develop in-demand skills in a flexible learning environment and make full use of CME
  • Study the same course material as included in the Disaster and Terror Medicine degrees
  • Enrol in ‘assessed’ mode to gain credit toward degree courses in your own time

Single subject enrolments are now open for:

Each subject is delivered online over 8 weeks, with a 1-2 day face-to-face workshop. Gain credit towards degree courses (assessed mode).

Cost per subject: $4,524 (assessed) and $3,976 (non-assessed)
Suitable for CPD/CME

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All our disaster and terror medicine courses are registered with ACEM and CICM for CME hours.  Suitable for ANZCA CPD.

Bachelor of Biomedicine Critical Care Honours Stream

We offer a critical care specialisation for students enrolling in the Bachelor of Biomedicine (Honours).  Prospective students can apply for a range of research projects directly relevant to acute human disease and treatment of the high-risk, deteriorating and critical ill patient.

Learn more about the Honours program...