ACEM EM Certificate & Diploma

Posted on October 15th 2013

The Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC) is a competency-based training program conducted in the workplace. Candidates are required to undertake a work placement within an emergency department under the supervision of a FACEM who has completed the ACEM Course in Clinical Supervision. The EMC course consists of six components:

  • Completion of online learning modules which include ongoing self assessments
  • Workplace-based assessments
  • Completion of three workshops: BLS, ALS and ELS
  • Submission of ten written reflections of ED cases via the ACEM e-portfolio
  • Online EMC MQC exam
  • End of course report submitted by the supervisor

The Emergency Medicine Diploma (EMD), is an 18 month course which includes 12 months work placement in an approved emergency department and 6 months in anaesthetics or ICU (or 3 months in each). The EMD course consists of five components:

  • Completion of online learning modules which include ongoing self assessments
  • Workplace-based assessments
  • Certification in ELS and EMST or ACME or EMAC or APLS
  • Submission of twelve written reflection of ED cases via the ACEM e-portfolio
  • Online EMD MQC exam
  • End of course report submitted by the supervisor

Both courses are aimed at providing Non-Specialist practitioners of Emergency Medicine with adequate knowledge and sufficient clinical experience to be safe, efficient practitioners in Emergency Departments. The courses will benefit Career Medical Officers, Junior Medical Officers, rural General Practitioners and those doctors interested in working in Emergency Medicine

More details are available from the ACEM website, if you are in Ballarat or the grapians region feel free to get in touch with 90,111,101,32,72,111,119,101,108,108, who is the Grampans Region Emergency Training Hub program support officer.


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