UWA Handbook 2017

Course details

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Research

This course is designed for emergency and critical care nurses, emergency medicine and critical care trainees and specialists, paramedics and other health professionals. It teaches the skills necessary for successful students to undertake clinical research and apply research evidence to clinical practice. It is taught by experienced critical care clinicians and researchers. The course trains students to become critical consumers of the clinical research literature, to apply research evidence to clinical practice and to develop the skills necessary to undertake clinical research.

Course overview

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Research
Award abbreviationGradCertEMR
Course code90240
Course typepostgraduate certificate
Statuscurrent / 2017
Administered byFaculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Intake periodsBeginning of year and mid-year
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Credit points required24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration0.5 years
Time limit2 years
Delivery modemulti-mode
Locations offeredUWA (Perth)
Domestic fee typePostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Professor Tony Celenza

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Take all units (18 points):

S1, S2EMED5501Research Design in Emergency Medicine
S1, S2EMED5502Evidence-based Emergency Medicine
S1, S2PUBH4401Biostatistics I

Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:

S1, S2AHEA5801Aboriginal Health Research and Ethics
S2EMED5503Special Topics in Emergency Medicine Research
S2MEDC5801Development and Communication of Research
S2PUBH5769Biostatistics II
NSPUBH5785Introductory Analysis of Linked Health Data
NSPUBH5801Economic Evaluation of Health Care
N/APUBH5802Advanced Analysis of Linked Health Data
S2PUBH5805Qualitative Research Methods in Health

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.



Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a relevant bachelor's degree1, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;


(b) a level and duration of health-related education and professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

1A relevant bachelor's degree includes a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, and a bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. This course does not form part of an articulated sequence.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'On Probation' by the Faculty.

(2) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.