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 title
- Graduate Certificate in Emergency Medicine Research
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Postgraduate certificate
- Current / 2024
- Administered by
- Medical School
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Professor Tony Celenza
- Visit the fees calculator.
Enquiries and course advice
Due to the high proportion of this course being on-line it is not available to International students with a Student Visa, however it is available to International students with non-student visas, or those outside Australia, as well as domestic students. Note that not all the optional units are available on-line. While the final exam can be invigilated at a distance, prospective students are advised to contact the course coordinator to ensure that this will be possible. All students require good internet facilities.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (18 points):
|Research Design in Emergency Medicine
|Predominantly online course, approximately 10 hours per week
|Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine
|lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
|Aboriginal Health Research and Ethics
|lectures/seminars: 3 hours per week
|Special Topics in Emergency Medicine Research
|Development and Communication of Research
|over the semester: 18 hours of on-line content, 16 hours of lectures, 2 to 4 hours individual statistics workshop, 8 hours presentations
|Health Systems and Economics
|lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week
|lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week
|Analysis of Linked Health Data
|offered intensively (1 week full-time)
|Qualitative Research Methods in Health
|seminar: 3 hours per week
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
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) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.
(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.
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.
4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) a relevant bachelor's degree in a health profession-related discipline or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA.
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.
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.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than 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 Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS 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.
10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 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.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).