Online Clinical Bridging Course (Adult Health)

Online | 6 weeks | $2,185

Our Online Clinical Bridging Courses are taught by experienced practitioners via live online classes.  You will be guided through a range of clinical subjects to learn how they are practised in Australia and how they should be approached in your clinical exam. 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)


Duration: 6 weeks, 18 hours per week of online classes + pre-reading
Location: Online

Class Times:

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

Date Delivery method
16 January 2023 to 24 February 2023 Online
24 April 2023 to 2 June 2023 Online
17 July 2023 to 25 August 2023 Online
25 September 2023 to 3 November 2023 Online
15 January 2024 to 23 February 2024 Online
22 April 2024 to 31 May 2024 Online
15 July 2024 to 23 August 2024 Online

Course Features

  • Access to online content and tutor presentations for 6 months.
  • Access to Therapeutic Guidelines for 12 months (exclusive HEAL arrangement).
  • Mini mock clinical exams included.
  • Physical examinations covered during the course (see the below list).
  • **Please note:  To participate in our formal online trial examination please consider applying for the 12 week ALL TOPICS course. A formal trial exam is not offered in this 6 week course.  All IMGs are eligible for the 12 week ALL TOPICS course.

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 examinations 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 are offered in our Specialty Health course


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

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

  • 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 – Communication is a big reason for failure in the exam. At HEAL, we offer an expert in communications and language who will teach you the appropriate approach to patients for the exam.  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. You can also apply for an additional 12 months access due to our exclusive arrangement with Therapeutic Guidelines.;
  • Access to HEAL online and tutor presentations – HEAL’s Learning Management System (HEAL Online) provides a significant amount of information on relevant 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.
  • 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


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 10am - 1 or 2pm (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