Online Clinical Bridging Course (Specialty 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.

The Specialty Health curriculum covers psychiatry, paediatrics, obstetrics & gynaecology and population & community health content. Our online course format is perfect for students who are unable to attend a face-to-face course in Australia.

Online Clinical Bridging Course (Specialty 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
27 February 2023 to 6 April 2023 Online
5 June 2023 to 14 July 2023 Online
28 August 2023 to 6 October 2023 Online
6 November 2023 to 15 December 2023 Online
26 February 2024 to 5 April 2024 Online
3 June 2024 to 12 July 2024 Online
26 August 2024 to 4 October 2024 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

Physical exams covered

Mental Health Women's Health Paediatrics
MSA (Mental state exam Exam of a pregnant woman Rash (mouth/herpes)
Cervical screening Cardiovascular
Pap smear Respiratory
Obstetric exam
Breast exam
Menorrhagia Hypothyroidism


Live daily classes Monday to Friday 10am–1 or 2 pm (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 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.

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 skillsCommunication 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 are able to apply for an additional 12 months access under our exclusive arrangement with Therapeutic Guidelines.
  • Access to HEAL online and tutor presentations – HEAL’s Learning Management System (E-learning) 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.
  • 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 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 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