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.
|Unit name||Expedition Medicine|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Dr Edi Albert & others
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|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|
* 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.
|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.
workshop x 8 day
Practical Assessment x 3 Ungraded Pass
Written Assessment (1500 words) Ungraded Pass
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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