The Graduate Diploma of Tactical Medicine will provide you with the knowledge, the clinical skills and clinical reasoning required to deal with the complex challenges of treating acute critically ill or injured patients in dynamic and high threat environments. You will learn to assess, plan, prepare and implement strategies for successful operations and patient management within a tactical environment. As well as gaining new clinical knowledge, you will further develop your assessment and diagnostic skills and interventions in the management of diverse population groups. These new competencies can be applied in direct threat, indirect threat and prolonged field care environments.
The Graduate Diploma in Tactical Medicine is a professional development course aimed at training health professionals to respond to and manage acute medical emergencies at critical care level in high-risk environments where their personal safety may still be under threat. It will also allow those with relevant qualifications to enter the fast-growing field of tactical medicine. Additionally, this course will provide transferable knowledge that can be applied in the resource limited medical contracting, search and rescue and expedition medicine environments.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|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)||GradDipTacMed|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
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 an official statement of service, listing duties undertaken and length of time employed in the relevant position. Letters of employment must be presented on a company letterhead and signed and dated by a delegated authority within the organisation.
English Language Proficiency Requirement:
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:
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
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.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
There are no specific security requirements for entry into this course.
There are no specific health requirements for entry into this course.
There is no recommended pre-study required for entry into this course.
|Interim Awards||CL64 - Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine|
|Exit Awards||CL64 - Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine|
|Compulsory Residential School||Some units in this course will require compulsory attendance at residential schools.|
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If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting email@example.com. 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||7||8|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced 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 concept|
|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|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
|Year 1 - Term 1|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|PMSC20001||Advanced Clinical Assessment and Decision Making|
|PMSC20003||Pharmacological Application in the Critical Care Setting|
|PMSC20016||Direct Threat Care|
|PMSC28002||Evidence-based Practice 1|
|Year 1 - Term 2|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|PMSC20005||Advanced Assessment, Diagnostic Interpretation and Management|
|PMSC20017||Indirect Threat Care|
|PMSC20018||Prolonged Field Care and Casualty Evacuation|
|PMSC28003||Evidence-based Practice 2|