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About the program

* As of July 2016, this program has been suspended and will not be taking new students. The following information is being retained for students currently enrolled in the program.

The Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine is designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge of critical care and emergency medicine which focuses on retrieval medicine. Show more

* As of July 2016, this program has been suspended and will not be taking new students. The following information is being retained for students currently enrolled in the program.

The Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine is designed to equip you with advanced skills and knowledge of critical care and emergency medicine which focuses on retrieval medicine.  The program is available for medical practitioners, nurses and paramedics already working in, or planning to work in this unique and challenging field.

Delivered in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the world’s largest aeromedical provider, the Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine focuses on current and future retrieval systems and evidence based approaches within both an Australian and international context.

The program is structured to accommodate the busy health professional. Delivered in part-time mode, it combines intensive practical residential components with online delivery that enables networking opportunities.

The residential components are held as a compulsory 3 to 4 day intensive per semester. They will include case-based discussions and hands-on immersive learning sessions where technical and physical aspects of retrieval medicine will be covered. Topics will range from helicopter (rotary wing), fixed wing, ground and common retrieval equipment familiarisation through to pre-hospital critical care skills sessions. You will engage in ‘real world’ scenarios and simulation demonstrating retrieval medicine in action. Intense, small group interactive case-based discussions also play a role in the residential component and online learning throughout the semester.

The Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine enables you to matriculate into the Graduate Diploma in Retrieval Medicine and the Masters of Retrieval Medicine. Show less

ModeOnline
Duration2 semesters
Starting semesters
  • September 2015
Program typePostgraduate Certificate
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine
Program codeCC-63035
CRICOS codeNA
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

The Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine is available for medical practitioners, nurses and paramedics and designed to produce high quality graduates with advanced practical skills and theoretical knowledge to be well positioned to further their careers in retrieval medicine.

Semester 1 (September start)

Semester 2 (January start)

* Subject names and structure may change

The Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine enables you to matriculate into the Graduate Diploma in Retrieval Medicine and the Masters of Retrieval Medicine.

Teaching methodology

Delivered as a partnership between Bond University’s Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine and The Royal Flying Doctor Service, this program is conducted in part-time mode using a flexible and interactive online delivery method, as well as an intensive compulsory 3-4 day residential component per semester. 

The residential components are held as case-based discussions and hands-on immersive learning sessions where technical and physical aspects of retrieval medicine will be covered. Topics will range from helicopter (rotary wing), fixed wing, ground and common retrieval equipment familiarisation through to pre-hospital critical care skills sessions. You will engage in ‘real world’ scenarios and simulation demonstrating retrieval medicine in action.

Intense, small group interactive case-based discussions also play a role in the residential component and online learning throughout the semester. 

Please note: This program is currently only open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, holders of an Australian Humanitarian visa and New Zealand citizens (but not New Zealand permanent residents).

Academic requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this program are an appropriate Bachelor Degree or equivalent in Medicine, Nursing or Paramedic Science and current Australian or New Zealand relevant health professional registration or equivalent.

English language proficiency requirements

As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English Language Proficiency Requirements for university study.

Key dates

* Applications close on 27 August for the 2015 Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine. 

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How to apply

In order to apply for study at Bond University, you will need to complete the Online Application Form. To find out more about the application process please refer to How to Apply.  
* Applications close on 27 August for the 2015 Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine. 

Retrieval Medicine in action - residential component

Watch as doctors, nurses and paramedics get hands on experience in a range of scenarios for retrieval medicine. Delivered in partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service, the residential component includes case-based discussions and hands-on immersive learning sessions where technical and physical aspects of retrieval medicine are covered.

“As a full-time clinician working in NSW, I found the online tutorials convenient for distance learning. The residential component in each semester provided essential practical experience and a great opportunity to work with a multi-disciplinary group of professionals from other parts of Australia, interested in retrieval medicine. The experience in the classroom during these residential sessions was inspiring.” (Completed Graduate Diploma in Retrieval Medicine)