The Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine has launched a Master in Medicine in particular for the area of perioperative medicine. The course description says, 'Surgical patients are getting older and sicker.' Which makes their care more complex, hence the demand for this course. The first unit starting this semester is fully subscribed with a wait list. See more detail about the course at www.masters.periopmedicine.org.au.The Department has also been running a short course in Perioperative Medicine, which is now in its fifth year, and is also highly successful. See more at www.periopmedicine.org.au. Enquiries to Aushra.Saldukas@monash.edu. Pictured: Prof Paul Myles with a patient.