Perioperative Medicine - M6033

Perioperative Medicine

Master degree

The course is designed to facilitate the delivery of collaborative and optimal perioperative care to patients presenting with complex, chronic and acute medical conditions requiring surgical intervention by physicians working in the emerging field of perioperative medicine. The course adopts an evidence base and risk-informed approach to the justification of perioperative medical interventions within the modern surgical setting. Additionally, the course aims to develop an understanding of the role of human factors and clinical leadership within this emerging medical discipline.

The course is conducted by Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Monash University in conjunction with the Alfred Hospital's Department of Anaesthesiology. The course is recognised by the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

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Course Details

  • Off-campus: Full time & part time

This course is delivered online

  • 1 year (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Master of Perioperative Medicine
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)


An Australian MBBS or an equivalent basic medical degree recognised by the Medical Board of Australia or an equivalent qualification approved by the faculty.


Two years completion of clinical hospital medicine.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 50, Reading 50, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Curriculum vitae

The course comprises 48 credit points of Perioperative medicine core studies. You will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of the challenges associated with the delivery of optimal perioperative care to a wide range of patients (e.g. patients with cardiac conditions, patients with chronic medical conditions and those who present following acute trauma). These studies will provide you with the foundations to initiate and implement evidence-informed perioperative management plans taking into account the ageing process.

You will develop specialised knowledge in respect to the perioperative management of patients with a range of organ dysfunction, neurological and neuromuscular disorders, high-risk obstetrics, psychiatric disorders and infectious diseases. These studies will provide you with the foundations to initiate and implement evidence-informed perioperative management plans to patients exhibiting organ dysfunction.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6033


Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



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Other costs and fees

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