2021 Monash/UCL Perioperative Medicine Short Course

Offered in July and October

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

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.

This course, run jointly by Monash University and University College London who are leaders in perioperative medicine education, aims to give a general overview of what this new field of medicine entails.

Registration opens 23 March

  • Course Structure

    Six weeks online course. Each topic contains

    • Reading packages
    • Journal articles
    • Short videos
    • MCQ assessments embeded into topics
    • Certificate of completion will be provided

    Course Convenors

    • Professor David Walker (University College London)
    • Dr Joel Symons (Monash University)
    • Dr Jonathan Nicholson (Monash University)

    Course dates

    July course: 12 July - 20 August

    October course: 4 October - 12 November

    Course flyer

    • Anaesthetists
    • Intensivists
    • Physicians
    • Surgeons
    • Pain Specialists
    • Emergency Physicians
    • General Practitioners
    • Nurses
    • And any professionals interested in perioperative care
  • Week 1 - Introduction to Perioperative Medicine

    Professor David Walker
    • The Volume of Global Surgery
    • A surgical epidemic
    • Healthcare fit for purpose
    • A New Way

    Week 2 - Clinical Risk Assessment

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

    Week 3 - Perioperative Medication Management

    Dr Joel Symons
    • Preoperative medication management.
    • Postoperative medication management.

    Week 4 - Common Early Postoperative Challenges

    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.

    Week 5 - Designing Clinical Pathways

    Professor David Walker
    • Enhanced recovery after surgery pathways.

    Week 6 - Ethics and Advanced Care Directives

    Dr Deborah Leung
    • Including the very young and the very old.
    • POPS
    • Ethics of informed consent.
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    AUD $660 inc GST

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    AUD $330 inc GST

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  • 2021 July course

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 23 March Registration open 10 AM AEST  
      Sunday 4 July Registration closes 12 PM AEST  
      5 July Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting  
    1 12 July Introduction to Perioperative Medicine Professor David Walker
    2 19 July Clinical Risk Assessment Professor David Walker
    3 26 July Perioperative Medication Management Dr Joel Symons
    4 2 August Common Early Postoperative Challenges Dr Jonathan Nicholson
    5 9 August Designing Clinical Pathways Professor David Walker
    6 16 August Ethics and Advanced Care Directives Dr Deborah Leung
      23 August Final survey and the certificates  
      20 September Course completion and website access disabled  

    2021 October course

    WeekDateTopic NameLecturer
      Tuesday 23 March Registration open 10 AM AEST  
      Sunday 26 September Registration closes 12 PM AEST  
      27 September Website opens - 1 week prior to course starting  
    1 4 October Introduction to Perioperative Medicine Professor David Walker
    2 11 October Clinical Risk Assessment Professor David Walker
    3 18 October Perioperative Medication Management Dr Joel Symons
    4 25 October Common Early Postoperative Challenges Dr Jonathan Nicholson
    5 1 November Designing Clinical Pathways Professor David Walker
    6 8 November Ethics and Advanced Care Directives Dr Deborah Leung
      15 November Final survey and the certificates  
      13 December Course completion and website access disabled  
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