[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, Limited, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Face to face teaching 08-Oct-2019 to 11-Oct-2019|
|Coord/Lect:||Geoffrey Gordon, Professor Peter Leggat.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); mid-semester exam (15%); assignments (20%); evolving clinical problems (15%).|
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.