Online Clinical Bridging Course (All topics) - FEE-HELP

Online | 12 weeks | $5,900 FEE-HELP

Our Online Clinical Bridging Courses are taught by experienced practitioners via live webinar, who will guide you through a range of clinical subjects to learn how they are practised in Australia. By the time you have finished the course, you will have all the knowledge you need to sit the AMC clinical exam with confidence.

From January 2021, students who want to access the FEE-HELP loan scheme will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). You can apply for a USI at this link.

FEE-HELP is available to Australian permanent residents and citizens. With FEE-HELP there is no up-front fee and the loan is interest free.  You can read further information about FEE-HELP at this link. If you are not eligible for FEE-HELP, please consider our alternative online clinical courses.

Online Clinical Bridging Course - FEE-HELP

$5,900 FEE-HELP

No up-front payment is required for FEE-HELP courses.

Duration: 12 weeks, including 226 hours of interactive online classes + pre-reading

Delivery format: Online

Class times: 10am - 1 or 2pm, Monday to Friday (Melbourne time).  To offer some additional content we may schedule additional classes as necessary  outside of these hours.

Course applications close 18 September 2023

Date Delivery method
16 January 2023 to 6 April 2023 Online
24 April 2023 to 14 July 2023 Online
17 July 2023 to 6 October 2023 Online
25 September 2023 to 15 December 2023 Online

New Features

  • 1:1 recorded session with your preferred tutor/topic that only you can view to help identify areas for improvement.
  • Access to online content and tutor presentations for 6 months.
  • Access to Therapeutic Guidelines for 12 months (exclusive HEAL arrangement).
  • Extra physical examinations added to the course. (see below list).
  • Mini Mock clinical exams
  • Only HEAL offers FEE-HELP to eligible candidates.

Topics Covered

  • Breast / endocrine
  • Circulatory system / heart/vessels including ECGs
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Critical care / anaesthesia / emergency care
  • Gastrointestinal system / abdomen / abdominal wall
  • Head neck / eye / ENT
  • Infectious diseases
  • Integument / dermatology
  • Musculoskeletal / orthopaedics / rheumatology
  • Nervous system / neurology
  • Nutrition / metabolism / male reproductive system
  • Respiratory system / lungs / chest wall
  • Female reproductive system / obstetrics / gynaecology
  • General practice / public health
  • Major psychiatric disorders / drug and alcohol abuse
  • Mental state / intellectual function / behaviour problems
  • Normal and abnormal growth / child health / paediatric

Physical exams covered

Mental health Chest and abdominal Women's health Musculoskeletal Paediatrics Neurological and other exams
MSE (Mental State Exam) Respiratory and cardiovascular Exam of pregnant woman Joint pain both hands Rash (mouth/herpes)

Eye exam (swelling)
(Complete eye exam)

Right upper quadrant pain Cervical screening Wrist pain Cardiovascular Facial trauma
Lower quadrant pain Pap smear Laceration on hand (wrist/thumb) Respiratory Cranial nerve exam
Cervical spine Obstetric exam Lower back pain Haematological exam
Breast exam Knee exam Neurological examination
Menorrhagia hypothyroidism Ankle exam
Compartment syndrome
Upper and lower limb


Class times are outlined above by the course date.  Class times will remain the same for the duration of that course. Please read the class times carefully.

IMG Connect

Upon registering for any course, you will be automatically enrolled in HEAL's exclusive platform for HEAL students, IMG Connect, where you can access free resources to help you confidently transition into the Australian medical workforce once you pass your AMC exams.

Course Inclusions

  • Roleplay the common AMC cases and scenarios.
  • Monday to Friday timetable with live online classes.
  • Includes an accredited Clinical Communication Workshop worth 40 RACGP CPD points.
  • Study from home, from anywhere you have internet access.
  • Medical tutor presentations contain the most relevant, high frequency AMC cases, are up to date and contain current guidelines.
  • An expert in communications and language will teach you the appropriate approach to patients for the Australian healthcare setting (and for the exam). The clinical exam is all about communication and these sessions will help to refine your communication skills, body language, and appropriate spoken language. Sessions will cover breaking bad news scenarios, managing angry patients, mania, etc.
  • Pre-reading material is available in advance and is relevant to the cases the tutors will be teaching you and role playing with you, in the virtual class.
  • You’ll get to know the current guidelines and be fully up-to-date.
  • Our exclusive Simulated Patient sessions are extremely popular and provide you with a real to life opportunity to consult with a ‘patient’.
  • The course is structured with consideration to the number of exam questions from each domain area and allocates class time to match,
  • Course also covers medico legal/ethical issues including medical consent taking, euthanasia etc, to resolve any confusion.
  • Students will have access to the full Therapeutic Guidelines database for the duration of the course.
  • HEAL’s Learning Management System (HEAL Online) provides a significant amount of information on relevant and current AMC topics for you to review throughout the duration of the course. Students will also have access to all tutor presentation slides.
  • Student chat room – students will be able to consolidate their learning and continue practicing role plays outside of class hours with other students in the course.

Course entry requirements

  • Citizenship or permanent residency in Australia only (no temporary visa holders). If you are not a citizen or permanent resident please apply for our 6 weeks course(s).
  • A reliable internet connection.
  • Access to a computer, tablet or smartphone and a quiet space.
  • To be involved in role plays you will need a webcam and microphone.
  • It is recommended that you purchase the AMC Handbook of Clinical Assessment.


How much time should I allocate for the course?

The Online Clinical Bridging Course (All Topics) includes approximately 18 hours per week of live webinars. You need to allocate additional time for pre-reading before each webinar. We estimate up to 2-3 hours, but that will depend on the topic and your current knowledge. Time will be scheduled in your course timetable for pre-reading however it can be done at any time around your other commitments.

What time are the webinars planned?

The webinars will be scheduled consistently Monday to Friday from either 10am - 1pm/2pm.  Please check the specific course for scheduled class time.   No weekend webinars are planned. If you are in another Australian state or territory, or in another country, please check your local time. On some days, there will be a morning and an afternoon webinar, as per the schedule.

What are the system requirements?

We use ZOOM for webinars. You can download the free app to view webinars. Zoom works seamlessly across PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android. Download Zoom Mobile Apps for iPhone or Android or download Zoom desktop client for meetings. More information can be found on the ZOOM System Requirements information page.

Can you tell me more about the FEE-HELP loan?

You pay back your FEE-HELP loan through the tax system once you earn above the compulsory repayment threshold. The threshold is $47,014 in 2021-2022 income year. You make no FEE-HELP loan repayments until you earn at least this amount. This course is a bridging course and no student loan fee applies.

What have past students said about our online bridging courses?

"Initially, I had been apprehensive about it. But after one or two online classes I adjusted pretty well. The prompts were easy to follow. The interaction with the tutors was still maintained. We had a great time continuing our case practice and ended the course on a high note. This course was an eye-opener for me. I got the best guidance about the exam format, techniques, and my own merits and flaws. I feel more confident about the exam than I did before the course. Thank you to the HEAL family for all the help and support." - Dr. Najeeha Ahmed

"HEAL course was an unforgettable experience! From getting to know people coming from all over the world, to learning something new every day, I didn’t feel the time go! Unfortunately due to the current situation, we had to shift to online classes. But it was a new experience altogether. Needless to say it saved a lot of time on commuting, giving us more time to study. The classes always started on time, distractions were minimal and the best part was, we learned at the comfort of our home. All our questions were clarified then and there. The lectures were great, lecturers were extremely helpful, and I personally felt like it was a win-win situation!" - Dr. Dakshi de Silva