Monash and University College London
2022 Perioperative Medicine Short course

Monash University, Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
UCL Centre for Perioperative Medicine

Offered in July and October
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Registrations close:
10 July (For the July course)
2 October (For the October course)

  • Why do the course

    Perioperative medicine is an emerging field of medicine that has developed in response to the increasing age and complexity of patients and in the number of surgical procedures being performed. The course has been developed as a collaboration between Perioperative Medicine experts at both Monash University and University College London and aims to provide a comprehensive overview of topics considered important in the field.

     

    Course Dates

    • July Course: 11 July – 19 August 2022
    • October Course: 3 October – 11 November 2022
     

    Information

    • Six week online course.
    • Six course modules (one released each week).
    • The time commitment is 4 - 6 hours per week (on average)
    • Each course module consists with a reading package, journal articles, short videos, podcasts and knowledge check sections or combinations.
    • Self assessment questions are designed as educational materials and no minimum pass mark is required.
    • You can download the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course if you have accessed and completed each module and completed the final course survey.
     

    Time Commitment:

    4 - 6 hours per week (on average)

     
  • Eligibility

    • Anaesthetists
    • Intensivists
    • Physicians
    • Surgeons
    • Pain Specialists
    • Emergency Physicians
    • General Practitioners
    • Nurses
    • And any professionals interested in perioperative care
     
  • Course Modules

    Six course modules will be offered in this course released on a weekly basis.

    There are no assessments for this short course.

    Module1 - Introduction to Perioperative Medicine by Professor David Walker

    • The perioperative medicine physician.
    • Health economics: economic burden of healthcare provision, resource allocation, measuring health economic outcomes.

    Module 2 - Clinical Risk Assessment by Professor David Walker

    • Biomarkers and organ specific.
    • Physical fitness, activity and surgical outcomes.
    • CPX, functional capacity.

    Module 3 - Perioperative Medication Management by Dr Joel Symons

    • Preoperative medication management.
    • Postoperative medication management.

    Module 4 - Common Early Postoperative Challenges by Dr Jonathan Nicholson

    • The burden of post-operative complications.
    • The common complications that occur in the early post-operative course and evidence based strategies to best detect and manage these.
    • Post-operative models of care to manage the high risk patients.
    • Future direction in reducing post-operative complications.

    Module 5 - Designing Clinical Pathways by Professor David Walker

    • Enhanced recovery after surgery pathways.

    Module 6 - Ethics and Advanced Care Directives by Dr Deborah Leung

    • Including the very young and the very old.
    • POPS
    • Ethics of informed consent.

    Please Note: Course modules will subject to change. Last Updated: December 2021

  • Continual Professional Development

    Whilst this course is not directly registered for CPD points please contact your respective College to see if CPD points are possible.

  • 2022 July course

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 22 March Registration opens 10 AM AEST  
      Sunday 10 July Registration closes 12 PM AEST  
      4 July Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting Professor David Walker
    1 11 July Introduction to Perioperative Medicine Professor David Walker
    2 18 July Clinical Risk Assessment Professor David Walker
    3 25 July Perioperative Medication Management Dr Joel Symons
    4 1 August Common Early Postoperative Challenges Dr Jonathan Nicholson
    5 8 August Designing Clinical Pathways Professor David Walker
    6 15 August Ethics and Advanced Care Directives Dr Deborah Leung
      22 August - 19 September Certificates issued (All of the course modules have to be reviewed to obtain the Certificate of Completion)  
      19 September Course completion and website access disabled  


    2022 October course

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 22 March Registration opens 10 AM AEST  
      Sunday 2 October Registration closes 12 PM AEST  
      26 September Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting Professor David Walker
    1 3 October Introduction to Perioperative Medicine Professor David Walker
    2 10 October Clinical Risk Assessment Professor David Walker
    3 17 October Perioperative Medication Management Dr Joel Symons
    4 24 October Common Early Postoperative Challenges Dr Jonathan Nicholson
    5 31 October Designing Clinical Pathways Professor David Walker
    6 7 November Ethics and Advanced Care Directives Dr Deborah Leung
      14 November - 12 December Certificates issued (All of the course modules have to be reviewed to obtain the Certificate of Completion)  
      12 December Course completion and website access disabled  
  • Registrations

    Open
    22 March 2022

    Close
    July Course - 10 July
    October Course - 2 October

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    Fees

    High income countries

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    AUD $660 inc GST


    Middle income countries

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    AUD $330 inc GST


    Low income countries

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    FREE


    Refund Policy

    Up to four weeks before the Course
    100% Refund
    Two to four weeks before the Course
    50% Refund
    Less than two weeks before the Course
    No Refund
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