2024 Perioperative Medicine Short Course

Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Offered in March and August
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Registrations open:
10 January (For both courses)

Registrations close:
March Course - 18 March
August Course - 12 August

  • Why do the course

    Surgical Patients are getting older and sicker and many clinicians caring for surgical patients are challenged by the growing complexity of these patients, particularly their perioperative management. Pre-admission clinics are responding, and perioperative medicine is becoming an emerging field and this course will address deficiencies in this area.

     

    Courses offered

    • Online Only course
    • Online PLUS Block Day course (Open for all registrants)
     

    Course Dates

    • March Course: 18 March to 7 June 2024
    • August Course: 12 August to 1 November 2024
     

    Information

    • 12 week course.
    • 12 course modules (one released each week).
    • Additional 5 weeks catch-up will be provided at the of the 12 weeks.
    • Each course module consists with a reading package, journal articles, short videos, podcasts and knowledge check sections or combinations.
    • Course material is online with no face-to-face interaction with lecturers or course coordinators (unless for the single Block Day session).
    • Allows for flexibility in work patterns – course modules can be viewed at own pace (once released) and at any time.
    • You can download the Certificate of Completion at the end of the course if you have accessed and completed all the course modules and the final course survey.
     

    Time Commitment:

    Online Only Course: 12 Course Modules (one released each week), 4 - 6 hours per week (on average)

    Block Day contact hours: 7.35 hrs (if you select the Online PLUS Block Day course)

     
  • The Online Only course and Online PLUS Block Day course

    Anyone who is interested in Perioperative Medicine with a minimum Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) can register for this course.

    However, we recommend participation is best suited for the following specialties

    •  Anaesthetists
    •  Intensivists
    •  Physicians
    •  Surgeons
    •  Pain Specialists
    •  Emergency Physicians
    •  General Practitioners
     
  • Online Only course

    • There are 12 course modules (one released each week) which are reviewed Online.
    • Additional 5 weeks catch-up time will be provided at the end of 12 weeks.

    Online PLUS Block Day course

    • In addition to the Online Only course, the Block Day is included (additional fee applies).
    • The Perioperative Medicine Short course Block Day is a single day to interact with specialists in the field of perioperative medicine. We provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the online course to case studies and introduce other important areas in Perioperative Medicine.
    • We are delighted to welcome a very experienced faculty to provide high quality sessions.
    • All catering is provided including an on-site barista.

    Note: The Block Day is open for all registrants and cannot be booked separately.

     
  • In addition to the Online Only course, the Block Day is included (additional fee applies).

    The Perioperative Medicine Short course Block Day is a single day to interact with specialists in the field of perioperative medicine. We provide an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained in the online course to case studies and introduce other important areas in Perioperative Medicine.

    We are delighted to welcome a very experienced faculty to provide high quality sessions.

    All catering is provided including an on-site barista.

    Note: The Block Day is open for all registrants and cannot be booked separately.

    When

    Saturday, 9 November 2024
    8.00 AM to 5 PM (contact hours 7.35 hours)

    Where is the day held?

    The Block Day session will be held at the following location:

    Central Clinical School,
    Level 5,
    The Alfred Centre
    99 Commercial Road
    Melbourne, Australia.
    VIC 3004
    P:+61 (0)3 9903 0958

    Please click here to view the Alfred Hospital Map. Please follow the red-dotted line in the map

    Block Day Activities*

    Small Group Sessions
    • Perioperative Diabetes - Prof. Dave Story
    • Obstructive Sleep Apnoea – Professor Matthew Naughton / Dr. Glenn Downey
    • Pre-operative Investigations – Dr. John Reeves
    • Perioperative Anticoagulation / Transfusion - Dr. Amanda Davis
    • Advance Care Planning in the Perioperative Period – Dr. Matthew Richardson
    • Perioperative Care of the Elderly Patient - Dr. Margot Lodge
    Lecture plus panel Q&A
    • Perioperative Cardiology - A/Prof Dion Stubb
    • Perioperative impact of COVID-19 - Dr Simon Hendel
    • Perioperative Fluids: Where are we now? - Prof Paul Myles
    • Prehabilitation - Prof Bernhard Riedel

    What is included on the day?

    • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea are included as well as an all-day complimentary barista.
    • Parking and transport is NOT included.

    *Please Note: Topics and speakers are subject to change. 2022/2023 Block Day topics are shown.
    2024 Block Day timetable to be confirmed.

    The Block Day is conducted over 9 hours from approximately 8 AM till 5 PM.
    Students are divided into small groups (between 10 and 14) and rotate through the case studies.
    Typically there are 6 rotations of approximately an hour each.

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)

    ANZCA CPD Category: Short course, workshops, problem-based learning discussions and small group discussions.

    NB: Small group learning which may include teaching or learning a new skill, and which has an interactive and/or hands on component. For example, advanced life support (ALS) course, Emergency Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) course, the ANZCA Educators Program, Regional Anaesthesia skills course and scientific meeting workshops and problem-based learning discussion (PBLD) sessions.

    Credits: Two credits per hour.

    Evidence: Certificate of attendance and/or completion.

    Source: https://www.anzca.edu.au/education-training/anzca-and-fpm-cpd-program/requirements-of-the-anzca-and-fpm-cpd-program

    For further information please contact:

    Email: cpd@anzca.edu.au
    Call: +61 (0)3 9510 6299
    Hours: 9am-5pm AEST/AEDT, Monday-Friday (excluding public and college holidays).
     

    Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

    CPD Recognition is currently being reviewed.

     

    Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)

    Contact the College directly once course completed for CPD points.

     

    Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

    CPD recognition is currently being sought. To be confirmed.

     

    For all other institutions please contact the relevant Colleges directly for CPD clarification.

     
  • 2024 March: Online Only and Online PLUS Block Day courses

    WeekDateModule NameLecturer
      Wednesday 10 January 10 AM AEST Registrations opens  
      Monday 18 March 11:59 PM AEST Registration closes  
    1 Monday 18 March Cardiovascular Risk Dr Andrew Silvers
    2 Monday 25 March Perioperative Anaemia

    Dr Toby Richards

    3 Monday 1 April Pulmonary Disease Dr Kovi Levin
    4 Monday 8 April Thromboprophylaxis Dr Amanda Davis
    5 Monday 15 April Coronary Artery Disease & Hypertension Dr Sesto Cairo
    6 Monday 22 April Sleep Apnoea Professor Matthew Naughton
    7 Monday 29 April Pain Medicine

    Dr Tim Hucker

    8 Monday 6 May Diabetes Prof David Story
    9 Monday 13 May Perioperative Care of the Obstetric Patient Prof Alicia Dennis
    10 Monday 20 May Perioperative Elderly Medicine Dr Yana Sunderland
    11 Monday 27 May Renal Disease A/Prof Owen Roodenburg
    12 Monday 3 June Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient Prof Bernhard Riedel
      Friday 7 June End of the March Short Course.
      Monday 10 June Certificates issued.
    All of the course modules have to be reviewed to obtain the Certificate of Completion.
      Monday 10 June - 15 July
    (5 weeks)
    Additional catch-up time.
    If any participants fall behind the course schedule, they still can complete the course modules and download the certificate during this period.
      Monday 15 July 23:59 AEST Course completion and website access disabled.  
      Saturday 9 November 2024 The Block Day.
    The Block Day is open for all registrants and cannot be booked separately.




    2023 August: Online Only and Online PLUS Block Day courses

    WeekDateModule NameLecturer
      Wednesday 10 January 10 AM AEST Registrations opens  
      Monday 12 August 11:59 PM AEST Registration closes  
    1 Monday 12 August Cardiovascular Risk Dr Andrew Silvers
    2 Monday 19 August Perioperative Anaemia

    Dr Toby Richards

    3 Monday 26 August Pulmonary Disease Dr Kovi Levin
    4 Monday 2 September Thromboprophylaxis Dr Amanda Davis
    5 Monday 9 September Coronary Artery Disease & Hypertension Dr Sesto Cairo
    6 Monday 16 September Sleep Apnoea Professor Matthew Naughton
    7 Monday 23 September Pain Medicine

    Dr Tim Hucker

    8 Monday 30 September Diabetes Professor. David Story
    9 Monday 7 October Perioperative Care of the Obstetric Patient Prof Alicia Dennis
    10 Monday 14 October Perioperative Elderly Medicine Dr Yana Sunderland
    11 Monday 21 October Renal Disease A/Prof Owen Roodenburg
    12 Monday 28 October Perioperative Care of the Cancer Patient Prof Bernhard Riedel
      Friday 1 November End of the August Short Course.
      Monday 4 November Certificates issued. (Online Only participants)
    All of the course modules have to be reviewed to obtain the Certificate of Completion.
      Saturday 9 November 2024 The Block Day.
    The Block Day is open for all registrants and cannot be booked separately.
      Monday 11 November Certificates issued. (Both March and August Online + Block Day participants)
    All of the course modules have to be reviewed and attend to the Block Day to obtain the Certificate of Completion including the Block Day.
      Monday 4 November - 9 December
    (5 weeks)
    Additional catch-up time.
    If any participants fall behind the course schedule, they still can complete the course modules and download the certificate during this period.
      Monday 9 December 23:59 AEST Course completion and website access disabled.  
  • Registration

    Open
    10 January

    Close
    March Course - 18 March
    August Course - 12 August

    Online Only Course
    AUD $1500 (inc GST)

    Online PLUS Block Day
    AUD $2400 (inc GST)

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    Refund Policy

    Up to four weeks before the official start date of the enrolled Course (either March or August) or the Block day date.
    100% Refund
    Two to four weeks before the official start date of the enrolled Course (either March or August) or the Block day date.
    50% Refund
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