Online Clinical Bridging Course (Adult Health)

Online | 6 weeks | $2,185


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.

This course is available to all IMGs to attend.

Our online course format is perfect for students who are unable to attend a face-to-face course in Australia. The Adult Health curriculum covers medicine and surgical content.

Online Clinical Bridging Course (Adult Health)

$2,185

Duration: 6 weeks
Location: Online

Class Times:

For the 26 September course, class times are 10am - 1pm, Monday to Friday (Melbourne time)

Date Delivery method
26 September 2022 to 4 November 2022 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).
  • Mini mock clinical exams.
  • Extra physical examinations added to the course. (see below list).

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
  • Physical exams covered:

Neurological and other exams

Chest and abdominal

Musculoskeletal

Eye exam (Swelling) (complete eye exam)

Respiratory and cardiovascular

Joint pain both hands

Facial trauma

Right upper quadrant pain

Wrist pain

Cranial nerve  exam

Lower quadrant pain

Laceration on hand (wrist)

Haematological exam

Breast exam

Lower back pain

Neurological examination

Cervical spine

Knee exam

Ankle exam

Compartment syndrome

Upper and lower limb

*Further physical exams offered in our Specialty Health course. 

Timetable

Live daily online classes Monday to Friday 10am–1pm/2pm (Syd/Melb time). 

Course Inclusions

  • Live daily classes including topic reviews and role-playing practice facilitated by our experienced tutors.
  • Structured timetable – We provide a structured timetable so you can pre-read about the topics you will role-play with your tutor.
  • Interaction with trained Simulated Patients – We offer our unique simulated patient sessions where candidates can test their consulting skills with a trained simulated patient who can provide real to life responses and feedback.
  • Communication and language skills – An expert in communications and language (from Victoria University) 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.
  • Access to the Therapeutic Guidelines – Students will have access to the full Therapeutic Guidelines database for the duration of the course.
  • Access to HEAL online and tutor presentations – 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 tutor presentation slides for the duration of your course.
  • Access to MCQs – Students will have access to hundreds of MCQs that allow you to revisit your existing medical knowledge so that you feel more confident in a clinical role-play.
  • 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

  • Proficiency in the English language is recommended
  • 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

FAQs

How much time should I allocate for the course?

The Clinical Online Course is divided into 2 separate curriculums (Adult Health and Specialty Health). Each course 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 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 1pm–4pm (Syd/Melb 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.

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