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TM5565 - Clinical Review of Aeromedical Retrieval Activity

[Not offered in 2014]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)

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.
Prerequisites: Participants will be required to have a medical or nursing degree or equivalent as approved by the HOS

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.