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TM5565 - Clinical Review of Aeromedical Retrieval Activity

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.

This subject will provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of aeromedical retrievals to a case based format using their own operational activity as the base for learning. The aim is to help link the education programs in aeromedical retrievals with operational activity and enhance the application of learning. It would be structured as a logbook of operational activity (aeromedical flight crew or coordination tasks) with clinical review consisting of both a formal structured analysis of activity and reflective approach to activity and learning. Students would have to complete a quota of case descriptions and analyse specific aspects of each case along with thematic exploration of identified issues. They would be assisted in this by use of a structured audit tool which would also help introduce them to the audit process and its ramifications for system safety, optimal patient outcomes and quality management in aeromedical retrievals. Personal reflection will also be used to aid student appraisal of their own performance, out of the audit environment, with identification of learning issues, areas for improvement and development of personal learning plans to achieve this. The subject will provide students with not just the knowledge and practical skills to achieve this but also the knowledge, evidence and theory underpinning this to help promote the deeper level of understanding expected of leaders in the field.

Learning Outcomes

  • Ability to analyse and review clinical care in the aeromedical retrieval environment;
  • Audit skills in aeromedical retrievals;
  • Reflective approach to personal performance;
  • Personal learning plans.

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 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 speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
Prerequisites: Participants will be required to have a medical or nursing degree or equivalent as approved by the HOS


Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Ms Anita Wall, Professor Peter Leggat
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Dr Stefan Mazur.
Method of Delivery: andWWW - LearnJCUPrinted materials
Assessment: assignments (30% - 40%); logbook (40% - 60%); personal plan (10% - 20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: N/A

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: assignments (30% - 40%); logbook (40% - 60%); personal plan (10% - 20%).
Special Assessment Requirements: N/A

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.