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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 Bond University Master of Retrieval Medicine equips health professionals with advanced skills and knowledge of critical care and emergency medicine which focus 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 Bond University Master of Retrieval Medicine equips health professionals with advanced skills and knowledge of critical care and emergency medicine which focus on retrieval medicine. The program is designed 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 Master of Retrieval Medicine program provides medical practitioners, nurses and paramedics with the necessary skills and knowledge to manage, within their scope of practice, the clinical and organisational components of retrieval medicine services in both Australian and international contexts.

Structured to accommodate the busy health professional, this highly interactive online program is delivered in flexible part-time mode and allows for networking with other participants and professionals working in retrieval medicine. The program enables you to graduate after 4 subjects with a Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine , after 8 subjects with a Graduate Diploma in Retrieval Medicine or all 12 subjects to complete the Masters. Show less

ModeOn Campus
Duration5 semesters
Starting semestersN/A
Program typeMasters Coursework
Study areaHealth Sciences, Medicine
Program codeCC-63037
CRICOS codeNA
Credit for prior studyFor more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]

Medical practitioners, nurses and paramedics will be equipped with advanced practical skills and theoretical knowledge to be well positioned to further their careers in retrieval medicine.

This program allows you to exit after two part-time semesters (40 credit points) with a Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine, after four part-time semesters (80 credit points) with a Graduate Diploma in Retrieval Medicine, or complete all six part-time semesters (120 credit points) for a Master of Retrieval Medicine.

Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine

The Graduate Certificate is designed to equip health professionals with the advanced practical skills and theoretical knowledge to be well positioned to enter or further their careers in retrieval medicine. The Graduate Certificate component combines online delivery that enables networking opportunities with intensive practical residential components. The residential components are held as a compulsory 3 - 4 day intensive per semester. They include case-based discussions and hands-on immersive learning sessions covering technical and physical aspects of retrieval medicine.

Semester 1 (September)
Semester 2 (January)

This program enables you to exit after four subjects with a Graduate Certificate in Retrieval Medicine.

Graduate Diploma in Retrieval Medicine

Building on the Graduate Certificate, the Graduate Diploma equips health professionals with the advanced practical skills and theoretical knowledge to be well positioned for leadership roles in retrieval medicine. Graduates will be able to provide a patient-oriented, preventative and systematic approach using advanced clinical problem-solving skills to complex situations in critical care and emergency medicine in the pre-hospital and retrieval medicine environment.

Semester 3 (May)
Semester 4 (September)

This program enables you to exit after eight subjects with a Graduate Diploma in Retrieval Medicine.

Master of Retrieval Medicine

Building on the Graduate Certificate, and Graduate Diploma Retrieval Medicine programs, the Masters component aims to produce high quality graduates who can apply their advanced knowledge and skills to the implementation of a research project and make a significant contribution to the field of knowledge within the retrieval medicine environment

Graduates will plan, develop, implement and evaluate a retrieval medicine research project relevant to their scope of practice, which has the potential to contribute to the body of knowledge in retrieval medicine and bring about change in the clinical setting. This will prepare graduates for both academic and executive careers in retrieval medicine.

Semester 5 (January)
Semester 6 (May)

* Subject names and structure may change
^ 20 credit point subject.

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 entry 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.

Credit for prior study

Due to the unique subjects offered in this program, prior credits for subjects are not available.  Please contact Bond University for an individual review.

Key dates

* Applications close on 27 August for the 2015 Master of Retrieval Medicine. 

Bond University calendar

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 Master of 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)