Post-Injury Critical Care

10 Units

The course discusses the current intensive care management of trauma-related critically ill patients. It will bring up-to-date information and evidence-based practice in the field of shock resuscitation, fluid replacement targets and management, organ dysfunction and other miscellaneous topics.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define and analyse current strategies for cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and renal support in the area of critical care illness
  2. Identify supportive measures in the post trauma patient including transfusional therapies, deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis, infection prevention and early physiotherapy
  3. Demonstrate understanding of the management of the patient at the end of life, prognostication, death and organ donation
  • Shock and Resuscitation Fluids
  • Vasoactive Drugs and Cardiovascular Support
  • MODS and SIRS
  • ARDS
  • AKI
  • TBI
  • Sepsis
  • Infection Surveillance and Control
  • VAP and other Infective Complications
  • Transfusion
  • DVT and Stress Ulcer Prophylaxis
  • Nutrition
  • End of LIfe and Organ Donation

Further to the coursework you will be required to attend an intensive three-day face to face interactive workshop.


Assumed Knowledge Students will need to have basic physiopathology and pharmacological knowledge.
Assessment Items
  • Quiz: On-line quiz
  • Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case studies
  • Written Assignment: Written assignment

Contact Hours


Online Activity

Online 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course Materials
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Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for TRAU6002
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