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TM5566 - Clinical Care Skills in Aeromedical Retrievals

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 provides students with the knowledge and skills to successfully provide clinical care in the aeromedical retrieval environment. Basic principles of aeromedical care will be reviewed and form the contextual environment for the subject. This will cross the spectrum of care from intial patient management, whether that is pre hospital or at the bedside in the referring hospital through to inflight care and the handover process at the end of the mission. Specific areas of clinical care likely to be encountered in aeromedical retrievals will be examined in detail. This will consist of best practise and the theory underpinning this. How this best practice may vary between the hospital situation and the aeromedical environment as a result of aviation physiology, flight characteristics or aircraft configuration will be reviewed and students will be aided in understanding the rationale for this. There will also be a focus on the impact of the aeromedical environment on equipment used and procedures performed with respect to selection, outcomes and use. 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 provide clinical care in the aeromedical retrieval environment;
  • resource management skills;
  • communication skills;
  • team membership and leadership.

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

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Non-standard start/end 09-Feb-2012 to 15-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 09-Feb-2012 to 11-Feb-2012 (Face-to-face teaching will be held in Gold Coast)
Coordinator: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 15 hours lectures
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 70%); presentations (10% - 20%); assignments (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend at least 80% of the programmed lectures and the attendance at practical sessions and class presentations is compulsory.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Non-standard start/end 01-Feb-2012 to 15-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 01-Feb-2012 to 03-Feb-2012 (Face-to-face teaching will be held in Adelaide)
Coordinator: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 15 hours lectures
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 70%); presentations (10% - 20%); assignments (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend at least 80% of the programmed lectures and the attendance at practical sessions and class presentations is compulsory.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 09-Aug-2012 to 11-Aug-2012 (Face-to-face teaching will be held in Gold Coast)
Coordinator: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 15 hours lectures
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 70%); presentations (10% - 20%); assignments (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend at least 80% of the programmed lectures and the attendance at practical sessions and class presentations is compulsory.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching 01-Aug-2012 to 03-Aug-2012 (Face-to-face teaching will be held in Adelaide)
Coordinator: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>
Lecturers: Ms Anita Wall, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 15 hours lectures
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 6 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 70%); presentations (10% - 20%); assignments (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Students must attend at least 80% of the programmed lectures and the attendance at practical sessions and class presentations is compulsory.
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

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.