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TM5567 - Flight Crew 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 participate in aeromedical retrievals as a health based member of the flight crew. Basic principles of flight safety and crew resource management require all members of the team, health care providers included, to be fully cognisant of safety issues and competent in procedures related to both personal and crew safety. Health care members of retrieval teams need to competent in these aspects of flight safety for not just their own personal safety but also to be able to contribute as a member of the team and provide care for their patient in all situations. The subject would encompass the full spectrum of flight crew skills, from awareness of principles of system safety and crew resource management through to the skills required to ensure this. These skills would include introductory but essential skills such as use of personal protective equipment, radio protocol and communication skills through to advanced skills such as underwater escape training, winch training, crash procedure and survival skills. Queensland Health (QH) has also endorsed this training as part of the clinical crew requirements prior to commencing clinical duties for QH. The subject will provide students with not just the practical skills to achieve this but also the knowledge, evidence and theory underpinning these skills to help promote the deeper level of understanding expected of leaders in the field.

Learning Outcomes

  • flight crew membership 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: NIL

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Non-standard start/end 13-Feb-2012 to 15-Jun-2012
Face to face teaching 13-Feb-2012 to 14-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>.
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 70%); tutorial attendance and participation (5% - 15%); assignments (20% - 30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: N/A

Townsville, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Non-standard start/end 16-Jul-2012 to 16-Nov-2012
Face to face teaching 16-Jul-2012 to 17-Jul-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:
  • 9 hours lectures
  • 3 hours tutorials
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 6 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 70%); tutorial attendance and participation (5% - 15%); 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.