Coursework degrees and single subjects

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

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

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.

The Graduate Certificate in Disaster and Terror Medicine provides you with an evidence-based introduction to the key elements of this specialty.

Designed and developed by the Department of Critical Care, this program is delivered online with four face-to-face intensives. It is designed to be completed part time over twelve months, making it ideal for currently working professionals.

Disaster and Terror Medicine is a system-orientated specialty that intersects clinical medicine and a diverse group of responding agencies. The course is 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.

The Graduate Certificate comprises four subjects:

  • Disaster Medicine Principles and Responses (starts January 2022)
  • Terror Medicine Principles and Responses (starts April 2022)
  • Clinical Leadership During Crises (starts July 2022)
  • Managing Complex Disasters (starts October 2022)

The above subjects can also be taken as single subjects (some prerequisites apply).

Find out more about the Graduate Certificate...

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

If you are interested in building your knowledge in this discipline but not yet ready to commit to studying a Graduate Certificate you may wish to enrol in the Specialist Certificate comprising two subjects, part-time over six months:

  • Disaster Medicine Principles and Responses (starts January 2022)
  • Terror Medicine Principles and Responses (starts April 2022)

Find out more about the Specialist Certificate...

CME and CPD

All courses are registered with ACEM and CICM for CME hours.  Suitable for ANZCA CPD.

Related short course:

Melbourne MicroCert: Disaster Management Essentials

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...