TM5581 - Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch Public Health,Trop Medicine&Rehabilitation Sc (pre 2015)
Available to postgraduate students enrolled in the Discipline of Public Health and
Tropical Medicine only or by permission of Head of School.
Expedition and wilderness medicine involves maintaining the physical and psychological
health of those undertaking expeditions or venturing into wilderness areas. The minimisation
of disease and trauma by expeditioners is promoted by proper planning, preventive
measures (such as health advice, immunisation and prophylaxis), and acquisition of
relevant medical and practical skills for dealing with various expedition and wilderness
environments. These environments include high altitude, mountain, remote, polar, diving,
jungle and desert areas. This includes developing responsible attitudes towards the
environment and the welfare and ethics of dealing with indigenous peoples encountered.
Medicolegal aspects are also covered.
- Knowledge and understanding of pre-expedition planning and preventive measures;
- Knowledge of expeditions in the field, including epidemiology of expedition related
health and safety events;
- Knowledge of extreme environments and environmental medicine;
- Understanding of expeditionary skills needed.
|As per entry requirements for postgraduate programs in public health and tropical
medicine, i.e. normally a health professional qualification.
||Suggested textbook Johnson C, Anderson SR, Dallimore J, Winser S, Warrell DA. Preface
In. Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. Oxford: Oxford University
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
|Face to face teaching
23-May-2014 to 25-May-2014 (Face-to-face teaching will be held in Townsville)
||Assoc. Professor Marc Shaw, Professor Peter Leggat
||Assoc. Professor Marc Shaw, Ms Rose Spencer, Professor Peter Leggat.
- 50 hours
- 10 hours professional experience
||end of semester exam (40% - 60%); assignments (40% - 60%); case discussion forum (% - 20%); practical skills demonstrations (% - 20%); take-home quiz (% - 20%).
|Special Assessment Requirements:
||Students must normally obtain an average of 40% over all invigilated components of
the assessment to pass the subject overall, unless there are exceptional circumstances
supported by the Head of School based on the recommendation of the Course Coordnators.
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