[Offered in odd-numbered years]
|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
This subject conducted in association with the Townsville Hospital, presents the basic principles of underwater and hyperbaric medicine. A series of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions highlight the taking of a diving history, performing a diving medical examination, decompression sickness, management of near-drowning, hypothermia, sinus and ear barotrauma, diving equipment, gases, physiology, diving hazards and diving techniques. A hyperbaric unit is located at the Townsville Hospital.Marine hazards such as bites and stings are examined.
|Townsville, Limited, Study Period 2|
|Census Date 27-Aug-2015|
|Face to face teaching 13-Oct-2015 to 16-Oct-2015 (Mini-block)|
|Coordinator:||Geoffrey Gordon, Professor Peter Leggat|
|Lecturers:||Geoffrey Gordon, Professor Peter Leggat.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); other exams (20%); essay (15%); evolving clinical problems (15%).|
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.