Extreme environments are so named due to the unique challenges they pose to human performance compared to more routine environments. This 13-week online unit provides an introduction to factors influencing human performance in extreme environments including Polar Regions, Outer Space, Military Operations, Mining Operations, Refugee and Disaster sites. In this course students will examine how intrapersonal, interpersonal, and organisational factors influence the challenges posed by extreme environments and will be required to use this knowledge to design better support for people's performance. Guest speakers who have worked in extreme environments will also share their experiences allowing for integration between theory and practice. This unit would be of benefit to students wishing to develop skills in enhancing human performance in extreme environments, as well as those who intend to work in extreme environments.
|Unit name||Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Dr Kimberley Norris
|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|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2018: $805.00||2018: $2,284.00||090701|
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Completion of 100% of Year 1 of degree.
This unit is fully online. Each week students will be required to access the lecture material online via MyLO. Each week there will be associated activities to complete on MyLO. These activities will involve a combination of online quizzes, discussion and written exercises. Students will need to allow a maximum of 4 (FOUR) hours a week to complete online classes.
200 word Essay (25%), Applied activities via MyLO (25%), 2 hour examination (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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