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The Emergency Medicine Course 2024

The Emergency Medicine Course is a specially designed program for General Practitioners, junior healthcare practitioners and other relevant clinicians, who are involved in emergency and acute care delivery but may not have received vocational emergency training or are wishing to update their practice. The course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of Emergency Medicine, and offers a comprehensive understanding of the core principles, skills, and techniques required to manage acute medical conditions and trauma in an emergency setting.

📅 Semester 1 - 01 April to 07 July 2024
📅 Semester 2 - 19 August to 24 November 2024
Registrations opening soon!


The Emergency Medicine Course (EMC) aims to introduce participants to the specialty of emergency medicine. The course is written and delivered by Emergency Medicine Specialists and offers an insight into the challenging and exciting world of emergency care.

The course will provide a solid foundation on which to build your knowledge and experience. The EMC aims to improve your confidence and will explore the systems and management of patients commonly presenting to an emergency care setting.

Following successful completion of the 14-week course, participants will have the opportunity to attend an optional in-person workshop at The Alfred. This one-day workshop will focus on practical skills sessions, hands on learning and provides an excellent opportunity to network with and learn from our expert faculty.

*Completion of The Emergency Medicine Course, or Emergency Medicine Theory and Practice course, is a prerequisite for attendance at this face-to-face workshop.

  • Introduction to Emergency Medicine
  • Resuscitation
  • Critical Care
  • Trauma
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Neurological
  • Infectious Disease
  • Fast Track/Minor injury
  • Mental Health
  • Toxicology & Environmental
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology



This course is relevant to:

    • Junior Medical Officers (PGY2+)
    • General Practitioners
      – RACGP/ACRRM trainees or Fellows
    • Urgent Care Practitioners
    • Nurse Practitioners
    • Any other Allied Health Professionals working in or alongside an Emergency Department
      – Emergency Pharmacists
      – Paramedics
    • Regional or Rural Emergency Departments without vocational training programs may wish to provide this course to their longer-term locum junior staff.
  • Intake 1: Monday, 1 April – Sunday, 7 July 2024 (14 weeks)
  • Intake 2: Monday 19 August – Sunday 24 November 2024 (14 weeks)
  • Face-to-face Workshop: TBC – Please refer to the Emergency Medicine Workshop Tab for more information

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will;

  1. Have a basic understanding of the workings of the emergency department
  2. Increase their knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of patients with common emergency presentations.
  3. Improve clinical decision making with emergency department patients
  4. Be introduced to Evidence Based Medicine and how it applies to clinical practice in the Emergency Department
  5. Understand and implement reflective practice
  • 14 weeks of online, partially self-directed learning
  • 14 weekly live online tutorials
  • Interactive assessment portfolio
  • Optional hands-on workshop

The core texts for this unit are:

  • Cameron P, Little, Mitra B, Deasy C, Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine, 5th Edition, Elsevier, London, 2019
  • Cameron P, Browne G, Mitra B, Dalziel S, Craig S, Textbook of Paediatric Emergency Medicine, 3rd Edition, Elsevier, London 2018


  1. Online discussion questions
  2. Reflective practice short case write up (two cases)
The EM Certificate $2200 + GST
The EM Workshop* $700 + GST

*Includes morning tea and lunch catering, and all materials and equipment.

Groups of five or more from any one health service, please contact the Course Coordinator for a reduced fee quotation.

  • In very rare cases, due to clinical demand or other unforeseen, unavoidable reasons, courses may need to be cancelled. In this instance registrants will be advised urgently and will receive a full refund for registration fees.
  • If you are no longer able to attend this course you may transfer the fees to the next available date.
  • If you are no longer able to attend this course you may transfer course fees to another person without penalty.
  • All transfer requests must be made in writing.


  • Cancellation more than 30 days before the event: 70% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 30 days: no refund.
  • Cancellation must be in writing.

This one-day face-to-face workshop is designed as an optional add-on component for Emergency Medicine Course (EMC) and Emergency Medicine Theory and Practice (EMTP) students and alumni to extend their learning experience. 

The program has been created to distil your online studies via an immersive, hands-on practical workshop, empowering you with invaluable life-saving knowledge and experience.

Through interactive simulations, case discussions, and skills stations you will navigate diverse scenarios under the guidance of our expert faculty. The teaching team will include emergency physicians, registrars and nurse practitioners who can talk to their experiences and clinical management across disciplines and structures.

The workshop will also offer you the opportunity to forge valuable professional connections and expand your network by engaging with fellow participants who share your commitment to exceptional clinical care. Participant numbers are strictly limited. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. A waitlist will be established for future programs, however dates for these have not yet been confirmed.

A detailed course schedule will be released soon. Please feel free to forward questions to


$700 + GST


Friday 1 March 2024


Monash SPHPM
553 St Kilda Road
Vic 3004


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Please click the link below for more details on the course program

Emergency Medicine Workshop Details



Dr David McCreary is an Emergency Physician at the Alfred Hospital and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Monash University. He completed his undergraduate training in the UK at the University of Liverpool and completed his MSc in Trauma Science from Queen Mary’s University, London. David trained in Emergency Medicine in a variety of centres in UK and Australia and is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Binula Wickramarachchi is an Emergency Advanced Trainee and Education Fellow at the Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Auckland in 2011, prior to making the move across the Tasman for his emergency specialist training. His clinical experience includes emergency, critical care and retrieval medicine in various sites across Melbourne and Darwin, and has recently completed his fellowship examinations for the Australasian College of Emergency Medicine (ACEM).
Dr Tori Perry is a General Paediatrician and Paediatric Emergency advanced trainee. She has trained in tertiary, rural and remote parts of Australia and in London. Within Paediatric Emergency her interests are trauma, adolescent medicine, mental health, indigenous medicine and advocating for vulnerable kids such as those requiring help with forensics or child protection. Her non clinical interests include medical ethics and teaching. She is interested in improving healthcare worker wellbeing and as part of this facilitates Schwartz Rounds at the Royal Children’s Hospital. She is currently doing adult Emergency Medicine training at The Alfred Hospital and is working on research into paediatric burns.
Dr Josie Samers (MB.BS, DipRACOG, FRACGP) has a background in clinical general practice, and has undertaken numerous roles during her career, including projects with the Divisions of General Practice, in the Breast Services Enhancement Program, and GP Liaison at Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre, where she established the GP Shared Care Program for long term survivors of complex cancer treatments. Her mains interests are in fostering better communication between health services and primary care, improving access to specialist services and advice, and encouraging collaboration between hospitals and GPs to improve patient outcomes. Josie has been the GP Consultant at Alfred Health for 19 years.
Dr Laura Scott is an Emergency and Trauma Physician at the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne and Senior Lecturer at Monash University. Laura graduated from the University of Dundee in 2010 and on completing her Foundation Training in Glasgow, she moved to sunnier climes in 2012 to Fremantle, Western Australia. Here she chose to pursue her career in Emergency Medicine before joining The Alfred in 2016. Since then she has developed her passions for Quality Improvement within the Emergency Department, Education, Mentoring and Wellbeing, Geriatric EM and Trauma Medicine. She’s worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital and completed her Emergency Medicine training as a Fellow with the Alfred Trauma Service.

For more information about this course, please contact the Course Coordinator.

Angela Hodges
Alfred Emergency Education
Telephone: 03 9076 8424