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)
  • 2 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Master of Perioperative Medicine
Course Handbook

Entry Requirements

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic 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 requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

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


Semester two (July)

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.

Note Please note: The fee information displayed is based on the 2022 rates and should only be used as a guide.

Full fee

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


Fee assistance

As a full fee-paying student, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP to assist you to pay all or part of your tuition fees.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.