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Extreme Sports Medicine CAM634

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Extreme sports have increased in popularity over the last few years and are practised by many people, often in remote and extreme environment settings. This unit takes a multi-disciplinary approach and looks at training, prevention, engineering and safety equipment, management of the injured extreme athlete and medical event coverage. This unit broadens your medical horizons to include BASE jumping, paragliding, mountaineering, extreme skiing, and ultra-endurance running.


Unit name Extreme Sports Medicine
Unit code CAM634
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Jacinta O'Neill
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and apply concepts in screening, injury prevention and performance optimisation of the extreme athlete;
  • Describe and apply an approach to the assessment, management and rehabilitation of the injured extreme sports athlete;
  • Describe and apply the principles of performance psychology and nutrition to the extreme athlete;
  • Evaluate the impact and risks of current technological and engineering solutions in extreme sports,
  • Critically analyse the requirements of, and synthesise solutions for, the medical coverage of an extreme sports event.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
060101 $1,590.00 $1,590.00 not applicable $5,706.00

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Teaching Pattern

Individual Study 10 hours weekly for 11 weeks; Workshop (On Campus) 16 hours once only; Fieldwork 8 hours once only.

AssessmentExtreme Sports Medicine Event Coverage Plan Part 2 (10%)|Reflections Diary on Extreme Sports Medicine Camp Teaching Sessions (10%)|Equipment and Engineering Written Assessment (20%)|Extreme Sports Medicine Event Coverage Plan Part A (30%)|Risk Analysis and Human Factors in Extreme Sports Medicine (30%)
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