Courses & Units

Practical Skills for Remote Health Care CAM630


Remote and Extreme Environment Health-care practice requires health care providers to have an extended skill set and perform various tasks that are conventionally performed by other health care professionals. This unit provides a framework for learning and assessment in the following disciplines: plain radiography, real time point of care ultrasound scanning, regional anaesthesia, physiotherapy, and dentistry. The unit is to be completed piecemeal at the student’s convenience, rather than through enrolment in a given semester.


Unit name Practical Skills for Remote Health Care
Unit code CAM630
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Edi Albert
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online 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 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform radiographic studies to the standard of the Rural and Remote X-ray Operator’s Course
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform real time ultrasound studies relevant to remote medical practice
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform basic physical therapy management
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide emergency dental treatment, and
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide a range of regional anaesthetic blocks relevant to remote medical practice.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern

Independent Learning 120 hours

AssessmentPractical Assessment 3 (15%)|Practical Assessment 5 (15%)|Practical Assessment 2 (20%)|Practical Assessment 4 (20%)|Practical Assessment 1 (30%)
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