Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M5A)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Welcome to the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments Program

We are a diverse group of health professionals with extensive experience in working in remote and extreme environments – from aeromedical retrieval and helicopter rescue to endurance race medical support and solo medical practice in Antarctica, and from running charitable clinics in the Himalayas and providing medical support at the Olympics to coaching extreme sport athletes and advising the Australian Space Agency. We come together to provide educational programs in this exciting and rapidly evolving area of healthcare and to share our passion and experiences with you.

Below you will find information on our Graduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters program. These higher award programs are open only to doctors, nurse and paramedics. We do, however, offer an expanding range of educational options that are applicable to a much wider range of people. Visit our ever expanding offering of MOOCs and online courses, and browse the range of short courses .

Please feel free to contact the program director, Dr Edi Albert with any informal inquiries or questions via email: edi.albert@utas.edu.au

  • 1 Assess and apply an approach to the planning, organisation and delivery of healthcare in remote and extreme environments
  • 2 Integrate specialised knowledge and skills relevant to extreme environments in to their clinical practice
  • 3 Evaluate and apply a range of non-medical skills essential for thriving and operating in extreme environments,
  • 4 Synthesise novel solutions to emergency situations in remote and extreme environments.
  • Course structure

    Please note that the course is online but some units contain face-to-face intensives that will require travel at the student’s cost.

    This unit provides an introduction to the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments. 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.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit is concerned with the practice of health-care in extreme environments. It starts with generic considerations before moving on to examine the following extreme environments in detail: cold, high altitude, desert, maritime, underwater, aviation, and space. The challenges of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit is an intensive, residential course providing practical skills development to support on-line units offered in the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environment courses. The unit commences with a focus on basic knowledge and skills in the following domains:…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

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

    Choose 1 of the following units:

    This unit draws together theoretical and clinical concepts related to legal and ethical responsibilities, quality and safety measures, advanced diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making based on knowledge and evidence, in the care of individuals in a variety of settings. This…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Aero-space medicine is a growing sub-specialty of medicine. This unit is developed in collaboration with the Australasian Society of Aero-space Medicine (ASAM) and focuses on the environmental challenges and technological adaptions for survival in space. It explores the physiological and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Extreme sports have increased in popularity over the last few years and are practised by many people, often in remote and extreme environment settings. This unit takes a multi-disciplinary approach and looks at training,prevention, engineering and safety equipment, management of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Medical Care on Offshore and Inland Waters provides a both a theoretical and practical introduction to the planning and delivery of medical care in various aquatic settings: from scientific expeditions and Antarctic cruises on large ships through to white-water rafting…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSpring school

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

    Extreme environments are so named due to the unique challenges they pose to human performance. In this online unit you will learn about the factors that characterise an environment as extreme, and how living and/or working in an extreme environment…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Entry requirements

    Applicants with higher education study

    Completed nationally accredited health professional degree, at AQF7 including medicine, nursing and paramedicine, from an Australian higher education provider or equivalent overseas qualification,

    AND at least 2 years of health professional experience,

    AND some professional or life experience in a remote / extreme environment as specified by the College of Health and Medicine

    or

    Completed nationally accredited health professional degree at AQF7 (other than medicine, nursing or paramedicine), including exercise science, dentistry or physiotherapy

    AND at least 2 years remote clinical experience as specified by the College of Health and Medicine

    Applicants with work and life experience

    This course  does not accept applications based on work or life experience

    Prerequisites

    NIL

    This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments can articulate into the Graduate Diploma and Master of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments. The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments provides an exit award for the Graduate Diploma and Master of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    This is a full-fee course, which means you’ll need to pay the full amount for your studies. Commonwealth Supported Places are not available in this course. However, there are still support options available for eligible students to help you manage the cost of studying this course.

    You may be able to fund all or part of your tuition fees by accessing a FEE-HELP loan from the Australian Government. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists domestic full-fee students to pay for University, which is repaid through the Australian Tax System once you earn above a repayment threshold. This means you’ll only have to start repaying the loan once you start earning above a specific amount

    Our scholarships and prizes program also offers more than 400 scholarships across all areas of study. You can even apply for multiple scholarships in one easy application.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

    Domestic
    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
    Online
    Online enquiries

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