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The Emergency Medicine Research Course

Explore the world of Emergency Medicine Research with our semester-long program. Join Monash University and The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre for advanced learning, completing a standalone certificate or a Master's unit.


Semester 2: Monday 22 July - Sunday 24 November 2024




Postgraduate Course




The Emergency Medicine Research Course is a semester-long program run conjointly by Monash University and The Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre.

The course is made up of two postgraduate units Emergency Medicine Research Methods and Evidence Based Medicine (12 credit points):

  • Emergency Medicine Research Methods enables students to acquire the necessary practical skills to design and conduct a research project.

  • Evidence Based Medicine aims to equip students with the necessary skills to identify and incorporate the best available research evidence to their clinical training and clinical practice.

The program involves completion of self-directed weekly online study modules, four assignments and two sets of intensive days. It is delivered part time and requires a commitment of approximately 20-30 hours a week.

This course can either be completed as a standalone certificate, or as one unit towards the Master of Public Health with Monash University.

This course also satisfies completion of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) 4.10 requirement.



  • Advanced trainees in Emergency Medicine: successful completion satisfies the research requirement for ACEM.

  • Clinicians with an interest in emergency medicine research.



SEMESTER 1, 2024

Monday 26 February – Sunday 30 June 2024

Intensive day 1 & 2: Monday 18 & Tuesday 19 March 2024 (online)

Intensive day 3 & 4: Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 May 2024 (online)


SEMESTER 2, 2024

Monday 22 July – Sunday 24 November 2024

Intensive day 1 & 2: Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 August 2024

Intensive day 3 & 4: Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 October 2024



Prof Peter Cameron

Professor Peter Cameron serves as the Academic Director of Alfred Emergency Academic Centre and holds the position of Professor of Emergency Medicine at Monash University. He has previously served as the President of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. With a global focus, Peter has provided consultation and published extensively on trauma and emergency system development. His impressive research portfolio includes over 700 peer-reviewed publications. In his role, Peter leads teaching, research at Alfred Health, aligning with the organisation's strategic priorities and values.

Prof Dev Mitra

Professor Dev Mitra is a Consultant Emergency Physician and director of Emergency Medicine Research at Alfred Health. Following completion of his Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Melbourne, he completed a Masters in Health Services Management (Monash University) and PhD on acute traumatic coagulopathy (Monash University). Prof. Mitra is a member of the Clinical and Consumer Reference Group for The National Blood Authority, Australia and a member of the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood advisory committee.

A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly

A/Prof Gerard O’Reilly is a senior Emergency Physician and Head of Global Programs at the Alfred Emergency & Trauma Centre, Head of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the National Trauma Research Institute, and Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Adjunct A/Prof Paul Jennings

Adjunct A/Prof Paul Jennings is a Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria (AV) and is currently the Regional Improvement Lead for the Barwon South West Region. He holds an adjunct Associate Professor appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and the Department of Paramedicine, Monash University. Paul is currently a Clinical Advisor and Authorised Panel Member to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency’s Board of Paramedicine.

Dr Cristina Roman

Dr Cristina Roman is the Lead Pharmacist at The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre with over 10 years of clinical experience in emergency medicine. She manages a team of pharmacists that provide comprehensive clinical services to the Emergency and Trauma Centre across extended hours. Current services include daily Emergency Short Stay ward round involvement, Partnered Pharmacist Medication Charting in collaboration with the medical officer, involvement in Stroke Callouts, Stroke Alerts, Sepsis Alerts, Trauma Callouts and Code STEMI.

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