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 Edmund (Edi) Albert
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060199 $1,425.00 $1,425.00 not applicable $3,291.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching Pattern

Practical sessions ( total of 130hrs)

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