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TM5560 - Aeromedical Retrieval

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc

Available to postgraduate students enrolled in public health and tropical medicine courses only or by permission of Head of School.

Aeromedical retrieval is concerned primarily with the transport of patients via a properly managed aeromedical evacuation system. This subject provides students with an overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the successful management of aeromedical retrieval in the Australian and the global context. It includes examination of models of aeromedical care, aircraft characteristics and flight specific problems, aircraft and flight safety, medical equipment and clinical care in the aeromedical environment, co-ordination of aeromedical retrievals, legislation and insurance, and special issues associated with international aeromedical retrievals.

Learning Outcomes

  • to provide students with an overview of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for the successful management of aeromedical retrieval in the Australian and the global context;
  • understand the epidemiology of aeromedical retrieval including types, severity and economic, human and societal impact of these; understand the factors which determine the types of aeroemedical retrieval and the responce to these, including physiological changes;
  • understand the roles of governments, NGOs and the military in aeromedical retrieval and the interaction between these; understand the principles of aeromedical retrieval;
  • ability to perform both a risk assessment as part of planning and a needs assessment in response to aeromedical retrieval; understand the importance of logistics, communication, media and security in aeromedical retrieval;
  • knowledge of the principles of on scene and hospital management including the roles of Emergency Services and challenges of medical care in aeromedical retrieval; awareness of the ethical, cultural and legal aspects of aeromedical retrieval.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to deploy critically evaluated information to practical ends;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to reflect on and evaluate learning, and to learn independently in a self directed manner;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to generate, calculate, interpret and communicate numerical information in ways appropriate to a given discipline or discourse;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.

Availabilities

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Lawrence Brown, Professor Peter Leggat.
Method of Delivery: andWWW - LearnJCUPrinted materials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); assignments (30% - 50%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend at least 80% of the programmed lectures and the attendance at field trips and class presentations is compulsory.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Stefan Mazur.
Method of Delivery: andWWW - LearnJCUPrinted materials
Assessment: end of semester exam (50% - 70%); assignments (30% - 50%).

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.