Master of Traumatology

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)

Program Description

Master of Traumatology

The University of Newcastle, GradSchool (Online)


In response to international demand the University of Newcastle has introduced the Master of Traumatology. This is the first postgraduate coursework program of its kind in Australia providing you the opportunity to extend your knowledge of trauma care.

In recognition of the importance of trauma as a subspecialty in prevention of mortality and morbidity of the injured, the Master of Traumatology has the support of leading medical organisations in Australia involved with trauma education and management.

Equipped with a strong foundation in the science and practice of injury management, you will be able to use your new degree to satisfy Curriculum Vitae Selection Points in applications for Surgical Education and Training (SET) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). The Master of Traumatology is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Master of Traumatology at a time that suits you.

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) is a NSW government agency that works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW. One of its leading institutes, the Institute of Trauma and Injury Management (ITIM), oversees, coordinates and supports the NSW trauma system to achieve better outcomes for trauma patients across NSW.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the generous contribution of ITIM to this Masters program.

Is it for you?

The University of Newcastle has introduced the Master of Traumatology for medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals interested in expanding knowledge and practical skills in traumatology.

This program responds to the increasing demand for trauma specialised medical professionals, preparing graduates with the most up-to date evidence-based clinical practice skills to accelerate improvement in injured patients.

Throughout your studies you will achieve a comprehensive and critical understanding of the pathophysiology, aetiology, outcomes and management of trauma medicine. You will also focus on research methodology which will provide you with the opportunity to engage in traumatology research developing a strong foundation in the science and practice of injury management.

Specialisations

Studied full-time over one year or part-time over two years, the Master of Traumatology will expand your knowledge and skills in areas including trauma systems, post-injury critical care, torso trauma, musculoskeletal trauma and neurotrauma. Offered as an online program, you will be supported by the University of Newcastle’s advanced online learning system.

In the interest of providing a superior educational experience, you will be supported by local and international experts in the field. Program Convenor, Professor Zsolt Balogh, has an established worldwide reputation in trauma management/research/education and is the Director of Trauma at John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle – one of Australia’s leading Level-1 trauma centres.

Professor Balogh leads a research team that has an established clinical and research fellowship and PhD program. The team collaborates nationally and internationally in key research areas including haemorrhagic shock and resuscitation, brain injury, fracture treatment, road safety and post-injury inflammation/immunology.

You will be required to complete the eight specialised courses that have been specifically combined to prepare you for the trauma subspeciality. The courses are:

  • Introduction to Trauma Care
  • Post-injury Critical Care
  • Torso Trauma
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Neurotrauma
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Research Protocol Design

Further to the coursework you will be required to attend an intensive three-day face to face interactive workshop.

Admission Requirements

  • Registered medical practitioner. Applications from International Medical Graduates in Australia and overseas are encouraged. International Applications will be reviewed by the Program Convenor
  • Nurses currently registered, or eligible to be registered, as Division One Registered Nurses with at least three years’ experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae demonstrating postgraduate practice in a surgical or critical care field
  • Paramedics with at least a three year undergraduate degree or equivalent, additional postgraduate qualification and at least two years’ experience as documented in a professional curriculum vitae
  • Allied health practitioners with at least a three year undergraduate degree, additional postgraduate qualification and at least two years’ experience in a critical care field as documented in a professional curriculum vitae

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/policy-library/document?RecordNumber=D15/15438

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 10, 2016
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