Course Description

The Critical Care Medicine program has been designed by critical care clinicians for doctors interested in emergency medicine, anaesthetics and intensive care medicine.

Clinical and academic leaders will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to become a well-rounded, informed and analytical clinician. Designed for busy working doctors, this course is delivered online with some units of study that include intensive (1 or 2 day) face-to-face workshops.

The structure of the program is flexible and allows you to pace your study and tailor your learning to your needs and interests. Coursework is provided in anatomy, pathology, physiology and pharmacology to help you prepare for college barrier examinations. In anaesthetics and intensive care medicine, you can pursue highly coveted expertise in neuromonitoring, pain management, mechanical ventilation or extracorporeal life support. If emergency medicine is your interest, you may choose coursework in retrieval medicine, point of care ultrasound or clinical reasoning and communication.

There are a wide range of subject areas to choose from and you can develop valuable non-technical skills in teaching, simulation and research.

New units for 2018/2019

  • Point of Care Ultrasound: this ASUM accredited course will help you develop essential expertise in performing e-FAST, AAA, vascular access, DVT studies, renal, hepatobiliary, basic echo and early pregnancy scans, integral to the management of critically ill patients.
  • Mechanical Ventilation: explore clinical scenarios to understand mechanical ventilation, ventilator waveforms, and measured data.
  • Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS): this unit will help you develop skills in ECMO, ECCO2R, VAD and Impella: common indications, contraindications, ECLS physiology and technology.
  • Resource Limited Critical Care: gain an understanding of the clinical, educational and logistic challenges of working in low and middle-income countries and disaster management and preparedness.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $10,958 total course cost.
International Students: $46,500 per year full-time

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 51.8% (national average 54.0%)
Improved skills: 70.9% (national average 71.5%)
Overall satisfaction: 76.4% (national average 77.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Sydney (USYD). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Medicine postgraduate courses at University of Sydney (USYD) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 93.6% (national average 95.0%)
Studying full time: 5.6% (national average 5.9%)
Median full time salary: $100,000 (national average $77,500)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Sydney (USYD) Code: GCMEDICI2CCM

Entry Requirements