TM5508 - Diving and Marine Medicine
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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.
- apply the principles of diving, marine and hyperbaric medicine in assessing an individual's
fitness for diving and hyperbaric exposures;
- offer advice on the major health risks to which divers are exposed;
- develop an approach to the management and further investigation of common diving illnesses;
- describe the scope of diving, marine and hyperbaric medicine, including the areas
of current research.
- end of semester exam (50%)
- mid-semester exam (15%)
- assignments (20%)
- evolving clinical problems (15%).
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