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Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine

The Tactical Medicine program from CQUniversity Australia is an innovative and unique postgraduate course that will be of interest to first responders including paramedics, nurses, police and medics who deal with acute trauma situations where advanced life support is required in dynamic and high threat environments.

This Tactical Medicine program from CQUniversity Australia will be of interest to you if you are involved with mass casualty and terrorist attack response plans and services.

Mass casualty and terrorist attacks are on the increase in the current geopolitical climate as Australia grows its presence on the world stage. As a result, first responders have to be ready to manage and react to emergencies in very high-risk environments where their personal safety may be compromised. In this unique contemporary course, you will learn to plan and implement strategies and develop a range of clinical, critical-thinking, communications and leadership skills essential for the successful management of acute trauma.

Highly relevant to members of the Australian Defence Force, police and ambulance services as well as all those involved at the advanced life support of victims of mass casualty and terrorist attacks, this course will equip you with the skills to quickly react and respond to these events.

Quick Facts

Duration: 0.5 year full-time
Intake: March 
Tuition Fee: AUD 15 000 per course duration
Location: Online


The Graduate Certificate in Tactical Medicine is a professional development course aimed at training professionals to respond and manage trauma in high-risk environments where their personal safety may still be under threat. It will also allow those with relevant qualifications or experience to enter the fast-growing field of tactical medicine.

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