Master of Traumatology

Summary

Level of study: Postgraduate

The Master of Traumatology at the University of Newcastle has been designed in response to the increasing demand for trauma specialised medical professionals. Aimed at medical practitioners, nurses, allied health professionals, and pre-hospital paramedics wanting to take the next step in their career, this program will equip you with specialised practical skills that will enable you to accelerate improvement in injured patients.
What you will study
The Master of Traumatology will allow you to achieve a comprehensive and critical understanding of the pathophysiology, aetiology, outcomes and management of trauma medicine. You will expand your knowledge and skills in areas including trauma systems, post-injury critical care, torso trauma, musculoskeletal trauma and neurotrauma.
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.
Key areas of study include:
Biostatistics
Epidemiology – Basic Methods
Post-injury Critical Care
You will also have the opportunity to specialise in one of five key speciality areas:
Trauma specialisation – you will complete three core courses, four compulsory courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on enhancing your expertise in trauma injury management.
Orthopaedic specialisation – you will complete three core courses, four compulsory courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on advancing your Orthopaedic expertise and knowledge in effective trauma management.
Surgery specialisation – you will complete three core courses, four compulsory courses and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on transitioning toward a career in various different surgical fields including trauma surgery.
Research specialisation – you will complete three core courses, two compulsory and three directed courses, enabling you to focus your studies toward a career in medical and trauma research.
Military specialisation – you will complete three core courses, four compulsory courses, and one directed course, enabling you to focus your studies on specialising in and gaining a comprehensive and critical understanding of the latest advances in military surgery and military trauma care.
Career opportunities
At the successful completion of the program, you will be equipped with a strong foundation in the science and practice of injury management, and you will be able to use your qualification to satisfy Curriculum Vitae Selection Points in applications for Surgical Education and Training (SET) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
Possible career paths may include:
Trauma Surgery
Trauma nursing and allied health
General surgery and its subspecialties
Orthopaedics
Neurosurgery
Plastic and reconstructive surgery
Emergency medicine
Anaesthetics
Intensive care medicine
Australian Defence Forces

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