Graduate Diploma of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M6Y)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 4 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

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

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

New for 2020!– Study a Graduate Diploma in Remote and Extreme Environments.

Working in healthcare in remote and extreme environments is a great challenge, even for the most seasoned professional. You need to have the right knowledge and skills underpinning your actions. Due to popular demand we are expanding our course offerings to include the Graduate Diploma in Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments.

Study Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments

This course is ideally suited to doctors, nurses and paramedics of diverse backgrounds looking to expand their skills and knowledge to include the ability to provide healthcare in remote and extreme environments. You’ll further enhance your knowledge and skills to plan, organise and deliver healthcare in these environments while having the opportunity to complete the course flexibly, online and part-time. We also offer the opportunity to enhance learning outcomes by undertaking units with residential and practical components while you study.  

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate may articulate into the Graduate Diploma.

Course structure

This unit provides an introduction to 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. It…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 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
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit equips students with an understanding of the research methods used in health services in order to interpret published research, and design research of their own. Unit content includes the theoretical underpinning of both qualitative and quantitative research methods,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

    
Select five of the following elective 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
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to complement the theoretical on-line units in the Remote and Polar Stream by providing the opportunity to gain a suite of practical and procedural skills that are essential for remote health care but difficult to obtain…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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
HobartSemester 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Medical Care on Offshore and Inland Waters provides 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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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
HobartSemester 1

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

Entry requirements

Candidates must have completed a nationally accredited health professional degree* from an Australian university, AQF7 level or the equivalent standard in any other institution.

*This program is designed for doctors, nurses, and paramedics. Although not essential, some remote clinical experience is advisable prior to commencing.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a 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.

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