Emergency Department


Modbury On-Line is the website for the Department of Emergency Medicine. The site provides access to the Department’s Training resources, Teaching roster, Orientation program, Clinical guidelines, Medical Roster, Memos and Newsletters. Confidential information such as staff rosters and internal memos are accessed from the ED Lounge webpage. Access to the ED Lounge is restricted to ED Staff.

Emergency Medicine Certificate

The ED is certified by the Australian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) for supervision of the Medical Officers undertaking postgraduate training for the Emergency Medicine Certificate (EMC) and Diploma of Emergency Medicine (DipEM). During 2012 – 2013 a total of 12 staff completed their training in either the EMC or EMD. Modbury Hospital is the first site in South Australia for graduates to have completed the EMC and the first site in Australia for a graduate to have completed the EMD. Find out more


The Emergency Medicine Education and Training program (EMET) is a National program funded by a Commonwealth grant to the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for the development of teaching and training opportunities for staff working in Emergency Departments with minimal or no consultant support in Emergency Medicine. Two regions in South Australia are involved in the program : Berri and the Riverland Region and Mt Gambier and the South East Region supported by the Emergency Department at Modbury. Find out more

EDGE eLearning

The Emergency Medicine on the EDGE course is an eLearning resource designed to introduce principles of emergency medicine to medical officers, nurses and students attached to the Emergency Department. The Course comprises 40 hours of e-learning delivered using an interactive approach that incorporates adult learning principles including formative and summative assessment. The course covers a broad range of emergency topics including acute chest pain, headache, abdominal pain, shortness of breath, altered conscious state, seizures, acute poisoning, first trimester bleeding, wound management and wound closure, major trauma, orthopaedic injury, eye and ENT emergencies, paediatric emergencies, mental health emergencies, ECG and ABG interpretation. Find out more.

Medical Student Program

The Medical Student program runs from January to November and provides 6 week rotations to students in their VI year of training with the University of Adelaide Medical School. During the 6 weeks students are rostered to work 3 clinical shifts / week over a 7 day roster working in both the resuscitation/critical care area of the ED and with the Fast track/Rapid Assessment team. During the attachment students undertake a Student project focusing on a single presentation and examining this from an educational, research, clinical practice and quality assurance perspective. The results of their work are presented to ED staff in the final week of their attachment. Find out more.