The Mayne Academy of Critical Care is headed by Professor Jeffrey Lipman and encompasses teaching and research within the clinical specialties of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, and Emergency Medicine. 

Location and Facilities

This Mayne Academy teaches at hospitals affiliated with UQ Medicine’s Clinical Schools. This includes more than one dozen hospitals in Queensland and also the Ochsner Medical Centre situated in New Orleans, USA.

Teaching Activities

To ensure medical students graduate ready to care for patients on a ward, it is important to teach them skills to recognise patients who are critically ill and how to manage their emergency care. This will ensure junior doctors are prepared for life in the health workforce and reduce any clinical errors through lack of knowledge and experience. To achieve this, the Mayne Academy delivers a Critical Care Course as part of student rotations through clinical schools and disciplines in Phase 2 of the medical program. The Critical Care Course covers the specialties of Emergency Medicine, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of Critical Care. 

The course is delivered using a range of mechanisms including:

  • e-learning
  • practical bedside learning in hospitals
  • simulation learning

Research Activities

The Mayne Academy of Critical Care has a rich and diverse research community, working across several areas of priority in the field.

These areas include:

  • all aspects of infection in critically ill patients;
  • acute chest pain pathways;
  • multicentre studies in intensive care medicine; and
  • assessment of cardiac function in critically ill patients.

Away Placements

Critical Care

As you may be aware, Surgical Specialties (Orthopaedics & Ophthalmology) and Critical Care (Emergency Medicine, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Unit) are not placements in themselves, but a series of two and three week placements within the Advanced Hospital Practice Semester (depicted below).

Students will be provided with the opportunity to undertake their Emergency/Orthpaedics and Anaesthetics/Opthamology/Intensive Care placements at the UQ Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans, Louisiana (subject to availability). Further details can be found here.


Discipline Coordinator
Address: Level 9, Health Sciences Building, Building 16/901, Herston Qld 4006
Phone: +61 (0)7 3346 5176