Medical Care on Offshore and Inland Waters provides a 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 8-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.
|Unit name||Medical Care on Offshore and Inland Waters|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Ms Amanda Hewson|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Describe an approach to expedition planning in the maritime and other aquatic environments, 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 approaches to safety, prevention, and rescue in aquatic environments
- Describe and apply principles of leadership, followership and team-working in emergency situations
- Demonstrate the management of common and important problems and conditions encountered in freshwater and marine aquatic environments.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Online plus mandatory attendance at the intensive course - no other on campus requirements
|Assessment||Practical assessment (50%)|Written assignment (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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