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Essentials in Clinical Trauma Care

Essentials in Clinical Trauma Care
This is an intensive short course for healthcare professionals who wish to gain further knowledge in the specialty of trauma care.


Upskill your trauma management experience by covering both technical and non-technical aspects of essential trauma care.


The Essentials in Clinical Trauma Care short course will review trauma resuscitation and the management of specific injuries both acutely and through the post-surgical phase.

Through case-based learning, you will address all aspects of trauma management, including resuscitation, and the use of radiology and pathology. Included in the course is a module dedicated to basic and advanced trauma procedures.

This course will also address the use of appropriate radiology and pathology resources which are essential for the management of these patients.

The Essentials in Clinical Trauma Care short course will also address the non-clinical skills required by trauma practitioners working in a functional trauma service including QA, education, and research. There will also be a brief introduction to the concept of Trauma Verification as conducted by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Interested in adding a immersive simulation experience at the University of Sydney by using the Vantari Virtual Reality head set with a hands-on experience in central venous access and chest tube insertion? Find out more here.



  • Week 1: 8 Feb 2024. What is physical trauma and an explanation of Trauma Systems- Optional webinar
  • Week 2: 15 February 2024. Trauma Resuscitation and the Trauma Team- no webinar
  • Week 3: 22 February 2024. Blunt and Penetrating Trauma; and Special Trauma Groups: Optional webinar for Clinical case presentation
  • Week 4: 7 March 2024: What is a Traumatologist? Including an Introduction to the Trauma Team and Ward-based Care  (no webinar)
  • Week 5: 14 March 2024. Trauma Research and Trauma Literature and Conclusion/wrap up - Optional webinar

Learning outcomes

Participants who complete this course will be able to:
1. Discuss the concepts of physical injury, the role of a trauma system and trauma data;
2. Identify the pathophysiology of distinct types of trauma presentations and how this influences the assessment and management of injured patients, including appropriate trauma procedures;
3. Explain the role of a Trauma Specialist and their role as part of a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management;
4. Discuss the initial assessment, management and post-acute care of trauma patients;
5. Explain the various radiology modalities, pathology and blood product use in the management of trauma patients;
6. Understand trauma literature and the use of evidence-based guidelines in order to provide optimal management of the trauma patient.

Course delivery method

This short course will be primarily presented through an online module with a series of pre-recorded videos, case study readings and live webinars developed by experienced and well-respected faculty. There is a single in-person component of the course, held on the University of Sydney campus where you will attend a VR session.

Course pre-requisites

  • This Short Course in Essential clinical trauma care at the University of Sydney is aimed at junior doctors who are interested in learning about the skills required to work in a Major Trauma Service as well as more senior doctors who are interested in updating their knowledge on both the clinical and non-clinical aspects of current trauma care.


Additional Course Information

  • Additional reading recommended:
    • Trauma. 9th Edition Feliciano, Mattox, Moore. McGraw Hill
    • ATLS Student Course Manual 10th Edition.The Committee on Trauma, American College of Surgeons
  • For terms and conditions, please view here




Course fees
 Standard  $1947 (incl. GST)
 Alumni/Staff  Please contact [email protected]
Online event
Thursday, 08 February 2024 to
Thursday, 14 March 2024
28 CPD Hour/s
Delivered Online


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