Online Clinical Bridging Course (Specialty 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.

Our online course format is perfect for students who are unable to attend a face-to-face course in Australia.

The Specialty Health curriculum covers psychiatry, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology and population & community health content.

Online Clinical Bridging Course (Specialty Health)


Duration: 6 weeks, 18 hours per week of webinars + pre-reading
Class times: 
The 6th September course class times are 10am – 1pm (Syd/Melb time) Monday to Friday . Some classes are 10am - 2pm. 

The 8 November course class times are 1pm – 4pm (Syd/Melb time) Monday to Friday.  Some classes are 1pm - 5pm. 

Date Delivery method
31 May 2021 to 9 July 2021 Online
28 June 2021 to 6 August 2021 Online
6 September 2021 to 15 October 2021 Online
8 November 2021 to 17 December 2021 Online

Topics Covered

  • 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


Live daily webinars Monday to Friday 10am–1pm OR 1pm–4pm (Syd/Melb time). Please check above for specific course for class time.

Course Inclusions

  • Live daily webinars 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.

An optional Online Clinical Trial Exam will be offered to candidates towards the end of their course for an additional fee. The online trial exam will cover 10 stations and examiners will provide feedback after each station plus give a full debrief of each station after the exam. A discount will be available for candidates who are also doing a HEAL clinical online 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 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 (AEST).  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 others said about the course?

"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