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.
|Unit name||Medicine in Extreme Environments|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Dr Yashvi Wimalasena
Dr Edi Albert
|Available as student elective?||No|
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Assignment #1 (1500 words) (30%), Assignment #2 (3000 words) (50%), and Contribution to on-line discussion (1500 words) (20%)
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