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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.

Summary 2020

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



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