Courses & Units

Expedition Medicine CAM631

Hobart

Introduction

This unit is an intensive, residential course providing practical skills development to support the on-line units in the Remote and Polar Health Stream. The course commences with a focus on basic knowledge and skills in the following domains: expedition preparation and planning, wilderness emergency medical response, search and rescue, remote area communications, navigation, steep terrain rescue, use of stretchers and splints, and cold injury and high altitude medicine. Students are required to apply these skills in progressively more complex exercises, and to adapt, synthesise, and improvise to solve prolonged, complex emergency scenarios. A strong emphasis is placed upon developing leadership and team-working skills.
The practical elements are complemented by an on-line component in the medical aspects of pre-expedition preparation and planning.

Summary

Unit name Expedition Medicine
Unit code CAM631
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Teaching staff

Dr Edi Albert & others

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
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 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019
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: $3,180.00 060199

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

workshop x 8 day

Assessment

Practical Assessment x 3 Ungraded Pass

Written Assessment (1500 words) Ungraded Pass

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Textbooks

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