Courses & Units

Operational Aspects of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments CAM503

Hobart

Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to the Remote and Polar Stream. It starts by considering the characteristics of different types of remote populations and remote medical practice, the understanding of which is vital to providing appropriate health care. It continues by looking at a range of clinical, non-clinical, and logistical topics that underpin the delivery of remote health care and exemplify the broader set of roles undertaken by the remote practitioner. These topics are: telehealth; point of care testing; planning for emergencies, disasters, and aero-medical retrieval; public, population, and environmental health; chronic disease management; leadership and teamwork, and work health and safety. The unit concludes with some case studies that illustrate how these topics can be brought together.

Summary

Unit name Operational Aspects of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments
Unit code CAM503
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Teaching staff

Dr Edi Albert

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2019: $1,369.00 2019: $2,863.00 060199

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On line

Assessment

Assignment #1 (1500 words) (30%), Assignment #2 (3000 words) (50%), and Contribution to on-line discussion (1500 words) (20%)

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Textbooks

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