Courses & Units

Expedition Medicine CAM631

Hobart

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Introduction

This unit is an intensive, residential course providing practical skills development to support on-line units offered in the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environment courses. The unit commences with a focus on basic knowledge and skills in the following domains: expedition preparation and planning, wilderness emergency medical response, search and rescue, remote area communications, navigation, steep terrain rescue, use of stretchers and splints, and cold injury and high altitude medicine. Students are required to apply these skills in progressively more complex exercises, and to adapt, synthesise, and improvise to solve prolonged, complex emergency scenarios. A strong emphasis is placed upon developing leadership and team-working skills. The practical elements are complemented by an on-line component in the medical aspects of pre-expedition preparation and planning.

Summary

Unit name Expedition Medicine
Unit code CAM631
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Mr Brenton Systermans
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe an approach to expedition planning, particularly that related to health care and the design of medical kits
  • Describe and apply the Accident Management Plan for emergencies in wilderness areas, for both single and multiple patient problems
  • Describe and apply an approach to Search and Rescue
  • Describe and apply principles of leadership, followership and team-working in emergency situations
  • Demonstrate the management of common and important conditions encountered in a mountain environment
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060199 $1,412.00 $1,412.00 not applicable $5,175.00
  • 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 to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Workshop x 8 days

AssessmentPractical Assessment x 3 (50%)|Written Assessments (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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