[Offered in odd-numbered years]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
This subject conducted in association with the Townsville Hospital, presents the basic principles of underwater and hyperbaric medicine. A series of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions highlight the taking of a diving history, performing a diving medical examination, decompression sickness, management of near-drowning, hypothermia, sinus and ear barotrauma, diving equipment, gases, physiology, diving hazards and diving techniques. A hyperbaric unit is located at the Townsville Hospital. Marine hazards such as bites and stings are also covered.
|Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021|
|Face to face teaching 08-Oct-2019 to 11-Oct-2019|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.