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Medical Care on Offshore and Inland Waters provides both a theoretical and practical introduction to the planning and delivery of medical care in various aquatic settings: from scientific expeditions and Antarctic cruises on large ships through to white water rafting and kayaking expeditions. The unit runs as an approximately eight day residential, intensive course that covers non-clinical theoretical topics such as maritime regulations and maritime search and rescue, clinical topics such as marine envenomation, drowning and cold injury, and then combines these with practical scenarios and exercises in a swift water setting. The unit concludes with the completion of one online written assessment.

Summary 2021

Unit name Medical Care on Offshore and Inland Waters
Unit code CAM635
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine

Amanda Hewson

Teaching staff

Edi Albert

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Online plus mandatory attendance at the intensive course - no other on campus requirements.


1. Practical assessment at the end of the course involving 3 simulated patient scenarios.

2. Written assignment (3000 words).

This unit offers an ungraded pass. Students must pass both components to pass the unit.

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