The Emergency Medicine Research Short Course


PROVIDER: School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University and The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre

DATES: The course commences Monday 24 July 2017. The subjects incorporates both online learning and four face-to-face compulsory block days.

  • Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 August 2017
  • Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 October 2017

VENUE: Online learning and the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, The Alfred Centre, Melbourne


This course is equivalent to two postgraduate units. It provides students with a thorough understanding of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Research Methods (RM) in the emergency medicine setting. EBM aims to equip students with the necessary skills to identify and incorporate the best available research evidence to their clinical training and clinical practice. RM enables students to acquire the necessary practical skills to design and conduct a research project.


Research Methods

  • Introduction to research methods used in observational studies
  • Practical skills required in the design and assessment of a research project
  • Protocol design, including study type selection, introduction to questionnaire design, sampling methods, and ethics approval
  • Planning data management and statistical analysis and developing a study budget
  • Introduction to the role of qualitative research

Evidence Based Medicine

  • Appropriately formulate answerable clinical questions
  • Scientific literature search
  • Critical appraisal of scientific literature and evidence based guidelines
  • Application of research to clinical practice
  • Barriers to changing practice


  • Advanced trainees in Emergency Medicine
  • Clinicians with an interest in Emergency Medicine Research
  • Successful completion satisfies regulation 4.10 requirements of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)

COST: Fees apply and payment options and plans are available

ENQUIRIES: Jess Callaghan – email med-emergency.education@monash.edu or phone 03 9903 0305.

MORE INFORMATION: Please visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/sphpm/creps/seminars.html

REGISTRATION: Registrations for semester 2 2017 are now open. To register visit http://ecommerce.med.monash.edu.au/product.asp?pID=728&cID=1&_ga=1.121622602.371017994.1488411804&c=24743