Master of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (M7Y)

Overview  2021

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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 Master of Healthcare 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 and that’s why we offer the Master of 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.

The final Masters year is intended to allow students to either develop expertise in a specific area of study through the completion of a research project or to demonstrate their mastery of the subject through a workplace and portfolio-based assessment process. 

Students will have completed the coursework required for the Diploma and will then choose either the Research Pathway or the Professional Pathway

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Select the Professional Placement Pathway or Research Pathway

This unit develops professional competencies through a program of work integrated learning in professional practice. Competency is assessed by a portfolio of varied competency assessment tasks and VIVA relevant to the area of practice.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit develops professional competencies through a program of work integrated learning in professional practice. Competency is assessed by a portfolio of varied competency assessment tasks and VIVA relevant to the area of practice.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Major Projects Part A and B are the final part of your Masters degree that provide an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original, independent research, building on and focussed on the topic or topics that are of particular…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Major Projects Part A and B are the final part of your Masters degree that provides an opportunity to undertake a substantial piece of original, independent research, building on and focussed on the topic or topics that are of particular…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
Rozelle - SydneySemester 2

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

      

Select one elective unit from the list below:

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 provides an overview of the Australian health system and the structure and organisation of global health institutions. On completion, participants should have (i) a sound appreciation of the complexities of Australian and international Healthcare Agreements and other funding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health. The unit content covers the broad areas of disease distribution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit introduces the scope of public health practice in the 21st century and the social, political and economic context within which public health practitioners operate. The unit combines theoretical and practical material to assist students to understand the social…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Systems thinking is an approach to public health that allows us to understand and manage complex problems. The purpose of this unit is to introduce key systems thinking concepts and practical methods to address complexity to improve the health of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides health and human service professionals with the opportunity to critically analyse a range of contemporary leadership frameworks and theories. There is a focus on the exploration and practical application of theories and techniques to improve understanding of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Evaluation is a core function of public health and health system leadership. It provides evidence to improve the design, delivery, reach and impact of health interventions in the many different contexts of the health system. This unit develops student competencies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit examines current concepts, trends and barriers in risk, risk management and governance including clinical governance. In particular it explores the content and relationship between medico-legal issues; clinical error; consumer rights and services; occupational health systems; quality of service…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

The aims of this unit are: to introduce fundamental concepts of biostatistics and provide a background in descriptive and analytical methods that are used to estimate association between variables. This unit covers statistical theory, data entry and manipulation methods, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit builds upon the courses CAM528 'Introduction to Epidemiology' and CAM625 'Introduction to Biostatistics'. It will consolidate and expand the knowledge on epidemiology and teach biostatistics in an applied manner. The goal is to introduce the realities of data…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Life course epidemiology explores the long term influences on health of exposures occurring earlier in life, for example during gestation, infancy, childhood or earlier in adulthood. This unit examines the principles, theories and practice of this important field of epidemiology,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.

This unit explores the nature of change within the broader environmental and organisational context. It will include exploration of current theories and research around issues relating to leading and managing change as well as diffusion of innovation. Strategies for successful…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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
HobartSemester 1

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

Entry requirements

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Completed a nationally accredited health professional degree in Medicine, Nursing or Paramedicine from an Australian university, AQF7 level or the equivalent standard in any other institution. Applicants with health‐related degrees other than Medicine, Nursing or Paramedicine, will be considered on a case by case basis by the Course Coordinator.
  • Applicants must have completed 2 years equivalent full time post graduate work in their profession at the time of course commencement.
  • Candidates must demonstrate time spent in a remote / austere / extreme environment setting in a work, voluntary or recreational capacity.
  • Candidates with less than 2 years healthcare post graduate work experience but with significant other experience in remote / austere / extreme environment settings will be considered on a case by case basis by the course coordinator.

OR

Have completed the Graduate Diploma of Healthcare in Extreme Environments.

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.

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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