Courses & Units

Medicine in Extreme Environments CAM619

Hobart

Introduction

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 working each environment are considered, followed by an examination of the physiological changes that occur, and finally the patho-physiology and clinical presentations encountered.

Summary

Unit name Medicine in Extreme Environments
Unit code CAM619
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator

Dr Brenton Systermans

Teaching staff

Dr Edi Albert

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060199 $1,412.0 $1,412.0 not applicable $3,291.0

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On line

Assessment

Assignment #1 (1500 words) (30%), Assignment #2 (3000 words) (50%), and Contribution to on-line discussion (1500 words) (20%)

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Flexible Study Options

Textbooks

Required

None

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