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This unit is an intensive, residential course providing practical skills development to support the on-line units offered in the Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments program. 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 2021

Unit name Expedition Medicine
Unit code CAM631
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Brenton Systermans

Teaching staff

Dr Edi Albert & others

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

workshop x 8 day


Practical Assessment x 3 Ungraded Pass

Written Assessments (3500 words) Ungraded Pass.

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