Modules and EMAC-EMST
Modules are components of the curriculum that match specific learning objectives with clinical experience. Modules are not necessarily fixed dedicated rotations, but merely concepts to record your experience. You can take more than one module concurrently.
You will be assigned a module supervisor to review your progress in completing a module. The 12 modules are:
|Module 1||Introduction to Anaesthesia and Pain Management|
||Anaesthesia for Major and Emergency Surgery|
||Obstetric Anaesthesia and Analgesia|
||Anaesthesia for Cardiac, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery|
||Anaesthesia for ENT, Eye, Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery|
|Module 10||Pain Medicine - Advanced Module
Including the Formal Project
|Module 12||Professional Practice|
Requirements for module completion can vary. For example, Module 2 requires completion of assigned reading before having the module signed off by the module supervisor or supervisor of training. Other modules may require completion of clinical activities.
Specific requirements are described in the "overview" section of each module. You will be sent a description of the curriculum modules on registering with ANZCA.
Once you have completed a module, you must discuss the outcomes with your module supervisor and complete a module completion form. This form requires three signatures:
- Module supervisor.
- Supervisor of training.
- Your signature.
By signing the form your module supervisor confirms that you have:
- Completed the specified clinical experience or course or study.
- Achieved the “core aims” stated in the module curriculum.
- Completed all module-specific assessments.
The completed form should then be returned to the College.
A hard copy of the curriculum modules is mailed to each trainee upon his/her registration with ANZCA, and each supervisor of training and module supervisor upon their appointment.
The College requires you to undertake a management of anaesthetic crises/severe trauma course at a simulation centre during your training period. These courses are offered by outside parties, so you must register early to obtain a place.
More information relating to registration is available here.
There is no mandated time to take this course however many students believe they get the most out of the course after about 18 months of training. This gives them sufficient experience to benefit from the simulation courses.
You must select one of the following:
EMAC – Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises
EMST – Early Management of Severe Trauma
ATLS – Advanced Trauma Life Support