The Royal Melbourne Hospital ICU runs a wide range of courses for health professionals working in Critical Care Medicine.

Please find course dates and booking details at


Basic Assessment & Support in Intensive Care

The aim of the BASIC course is to teach participants to rapidly assess seriously ill patients and provide initial treatment and organ support.

Course Format

  • Course textbook, mailed to participants prior to the course
  • CD-ROM containing electronic tutorial/lectures
  • Pre-course MCQ-based formative assessment
  • 2 day course consisting of lectures, skill stations and tutorials taught by Intensive Care specialists, with an emphasis on a practical approach to management of critically ill patients
  • Post-course MCQ test

Target audience

  • Junior ICU doctors with little ICU experience
  • Senior trainees in medicine, surgery or emergency medicine

Melbourne Clinical Exam Course

Course Concept

Many candidates preparing for the College of Intensive Care Medicine (CICM) clinical examinations find success difficult to achieve despite possessing adequate theoretical knowledge.

Clinical exams require a very different skill set to that needed for written exams or indeed every day clinical practice. This two day course has been developed to teach the skills necessary to bridge the gap between knowledge and performance in the examinations.

The course is specifically aimed at trainees who will sit the CICM fellowship clinical examination.


Effective Management of Intensive Care Crises

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This 2-day interprofessional course is targeting senior trainees, consultants and senior nurses working in Intensive Care.

In this course you will learn the principles of effective teamwork in the Critical Care setting as well as essential skills for emergency management of the deteriorating ICU patient. The course program consist of a vibrant mixture of lectures, workshops and immersive simulation.

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 Critical Care Echo

The RMH Critical Care Transthoracic Echocardiography Course is a 6-week course that combines preparation using a TTE simulator and online case studies to develop basic skills, followed by a 2-day intensive workshop held in the RMH ICU.  The workshop is taught by a faculty of Intensivists, Cardiac Anaesthetists and an expert ultrasonographer.
The course is aimed at ICU, ED and anaesthetic doctors of all levels.

Time to consolidate basic skills before moving to the challenging environment of scanning ICU patients appears to be a successful method of learning.