The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts
Location

Online

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
  • Semester 2 - 20 Jul 2020
Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

UON program code: 12392

Program handbook

Description

This is an 80 unit coursework postgraduate program completed full-time over one year or part-time equivalent. It is offered by distance learning online with compulsory attendance at a three-day residential workshop. In exceptional circumstances, attendance at the workshop may be via videolink.The program aims to provide graduates with the knowledge to deliver the most up-to-date, evidence-based clinical practice to injured patients within their scope of practice. Students will gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of the pathophysiology, aetiology, and outcomes and management of trauma medicine. A focus on research methodology will provide an opportunity for candidates to engage in traumatology research.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Demonstrated a broad coherent knowledge of trauma and the academic background to work in trauma care related clinical fields. Demonstrated in-depth knowledge in at least one specialised field of trauma care.
  • Demonstrated awareness of the burden of trauma; ability to define strategies to prevent injuries and apply knowledge and skills for the optimal management of injured patients.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of trauma care including a priority-based management approach to polytrauma patients.
  • Identified, defined and analysed relevant basic science processes to trauma patient response to injury and treatment in order to facilitate optimal care, prevent complications and form research questions towards continued improvement and excellence
  • A capacity for monitoring and critically reviewing clinical evidence to adjust the optimal care delivery. The ability to evaluate and improve trauma services, using appropriate research methods

Details

Information correct as at21 Oct 2019 3:19 AM
Program code12392
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Online - Online with compulsory attendance at a three-day residential workshop for students enrolled in the Trauma, Surgery and Orthopaedic specialisations. In exceptional circumstances, attendance at the workshop may be via videolink.
Duration
  • Australian students - 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. School of Medicine and Public Health
Relevant University rules and policies

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Master of Traumatology (Trauma) and Master of Traumatology (Research)

  • 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

 

Master of Traumatology (Surgery) and Master of Traumatology (Orthopaedic)

  • Registered medical practitioner. Applications from International Medical Graduates in Australia and overseas are encouraged. International applications will be reviewed by the Program Convenor.

 

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

All Applicants 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 here.


Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

80 units

Program duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent up to 4 years maximum.

Program requirements

The program requires completion of 80 units of study full-time over one year or part time equivalent and is delivered online. The program consists of 3 core courses, 4 compulsory courses (of selected specialisation) and 1 directed course. For more details please refer to the course information. Completion of a compulsory three-day on campus workshop is also required for students enrolled in the Trauma, Surgery and Orthopaedic specialisations. In exceptional circumstances, attendance at the workshop may be via videolink.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

All students must complete 30 units of core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
BIOS6910Biostatistics A
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
EPID6420Epidemiology A - Basic Methods
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6002Post-Injury Critical Care
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Trauma Specialisation

Compulsory Courses

All students enrolled in the Trauma specialisation must complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
TRAU6001Introduction to Trauma Care
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6003Torso Trauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6004Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6005Neurotrauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Students must complete 10 units form the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6006Trauma in Austere Environments
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Surgery Specialisation

Compulsory Courses

Students enrolled in the Surgery specialisation must complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
SURG6001Surgical Sciences 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SURG6002Surgical Sciences 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6001Introduction to Trauma Care
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6005Neurotrauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Students must complete 10 units from the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6003Torso Trauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6004Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6006Trauma in Austere Environments
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Orthopaedic Specialisation

Compulsory Courses

Students enrolled in the Orthopaedic specialisation must complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ORTH6001Basic Science in Orthopaedics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ORTH6002Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6004Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6005Neurotrauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Students must complete 10 units from the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6003Torso Trauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6006Trauma in Austere Environments
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Research Specialisation

Compulsory Courses

Students enrolled in the Research specialisation must complete the following compulsory courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EPID6600Research Protocol Design
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
PUBH6303Applied Research
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
Directed Courses

Students must complete 30 units from the following directed courses to fulfil the requirements of this specialisation.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
ORTH6001Basic Science in Orthopaedics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
ORTH6002Paediatric Orthopaedics
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SURG6001Surgical Sciences 1
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
SURG6002Surgical Sciences 2
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6001Introduction to Trauma Care
  • Semester 1 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6003Torso Trauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6004Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6005Neurotrauma
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units
TRAU6006Trauma in Austere Environments
  • Semester 2 - 2020 (ONLINE)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

The Faculty accepts that it is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for students with special needs, in liaison with the Student Support Unit, which offers practical assistance and advice to students with a disability or chronic illness. The Faculty will seek advice from the Student Support Unit as to what constitutes "reasonable accommodations" under Anti-Discrimination legislation.