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.
|Unit name||Operational Aspects of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Dr Edi Albert
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|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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Assignment #1 (1500 words) (30%), Assignment #2 (3000 words) (50%), and Contribution to on-line discussion (1500 words) (20%)
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