Aero-space medicine is a growing sub-specialty of medicine. This unit is developed in collaboration with the Australasian Society of Aero-space Medicine (ASAM) and focuses on the environmental challenges and technological adaptions for survival in space. It explores the physiological and patho-physiological responses of humans in space and applies principles of space analogue research to inform the development of solutions to long-term space travel.
|Unit name||Humans in Space|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Gordon Cable|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Describe the characteristic environmental features and challenges of space flight.
- Describe the physiological, psychological and pathophysiological responses and adaptations of humans to space flight.
- Describe and apply technological solutions to combat the threats of the space environment.
- Identify problems and synthesise solutions to optimise the delivery of healthcare to humans in space.
- Assess the psychological and physiological fitness of potential astronauts and space flight participants.
- Synthesize solutions to the unique problems of exploration class missions to optimise crew performance and survival.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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
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Tuition pattern includes online modules and intensive face-to-face workshops.
|Assessment||Short Answer Exercises (20%)|Written Assessment (essay) (30%)|Written Assessment (essay) (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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