Postgraduate Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing

Epworth Richmond offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing in partnership with Monash University as part of the Masters of Nursing.


Course Structure


  • One subject per semester (two in total over the year)
  • 6 study days at Monash University Clayton on alternating weeks (mixture of lectures and practical lab sessions)
  • 1 hour tutorial held at Epworth Richmond on non-lecture weeks
  • Extensive online resources
  • Integrated workplace assessments
  • Support of Clinical Nurse Educator


Course Outline

Semester 1: Commences late February 2013


Advanced Pathophysiology & Health Assessment

You will develop proficiency in health through the development of skills related to: assessment, interviewing; physical appraisal, assessment data analysis, incorporating changes in health assessment related to the age of the client and culture and ethnic variations; comprehensive, periodic and focused health assessments.


Semester 2: Commences mid July 2013


Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing Practice

As a Medical Surgical Nurse you require a diverse knowledge and skill base to appropriately and effectively assess and manage patients in a hospital environment. You will be provided the opportunity to acquire and develop skills in advanced practice issues, clinical risk management and outcome resolution, whilst developing proficiency in the holistic management of patients in a variety of hospital settings.




Registration is open to Epworth employees only.

Applications close in October 2012.


Further information can be found on the Monash University website.


Applications and Further Details


Nicola Timms - 5ES & 7ES Educator

Phone: 03 9426 6851



Michelle Watts - TH2 Educator

Phone: 03 9426 6045