Courses & Units

Operational Aspects of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments CAM503



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 continues by looking at a range of clinical, non-clinical, and logistical topics that underpin the delivery of remote health care and exemplify the broader set of roles undertaken by the remote practitioner. The unit considers topics such as: telehealth; point of care testing; planning for emergencies, disasters, and aero-medical retrieval; public, population, and environmental health; chronic disease management; leadership and teamwork, and work health and safety. The unit concludes with some case studies that illustrate how these topics can be brought together.


Unit name Operational Aspects of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments
Unit code CAM503
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Brenton Systermans

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $3,291.00 060199

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Teaching Pattern

On line


Assignment (3000 words) (50%), Assignment (1500 words) (30%), and Assignment Short written responses to questions (1500 words total) (20%).

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