This course will further your knowledge and skills in dealing with high acuity trauma at the advanced life support level in dynamic and high threat environments. You will learn to assess, plan, prepare and implement strategies for successful operation in the civilian tactical environment. Building upon your current knowledge, you will gain new clinical knowledge, skills and interventions, and fine-tune your critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and leadership skills and apply these to dynamic direct, indirect, high threat and prolonged field care environments.
The Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine supports graduates to operate in the increasingly complex environment of civilian tactical medicine. This qualification provides a pathway for current operators in this environment to formalise their knowledge, or for those holding relevant background qualifications, the underpinning knowledge and skills to enter the operational tactical medicine environment.
|Duration||0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradCertTacMed|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
Indicative Year - 2023
Indicative Year - 2022
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate one of the following:
Employment and clinical experience must be demonstrated by providing a letter of employment or statement of service, listing duties undertaken and length of time employed in the relevant position. Letters of employment must be presented on employers letterhead, signed and dated by a delegated authority within the organisation.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
There is no recommended pre-study required for entry into this course.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Compulsory Residential School||Some units in this course will require compulsory attendance at residential schools.|
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5||6|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications|
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units|
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
|Year 1 - Term 1|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|PMSC20016||Direct Threat Care|
|MEDS21003||Medical Science Research Project 1|
|PMSC20017||Indirect Threat Care|
|PMSC20018||Prolonged Field Care and Casualty Evacuation|
RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
Students studying this course will be required to attend compulsory residential schools for some units.