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Work on the road less travelled

Working in healthcare in remote and extreme environments is a great challenge, even for the most seasoned professional. You need to have the right knowledge and skills underpinning your actions. That’s why we offer the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and Master of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments.

Study Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments

This course is ideally suited to doctors, nurses and paramedics of diverse backgrounds looking to expand their skills and knowledge to include the ability to provide healthcare in remote and extreme environments. You’ll learn the skills necessary to plan, organise and deliver healthcare in these environments while having the opportunity to complete the course flexibly, online and part-time. We also offer the opportunity to enhance learning outcomes by undertaking units with residential and practical components while you study.

What you will learn

Graduate Certificate

Semester 1:
CAM619 Medicine in Extreme Environments (Core)

Semester 2:
CAM503 Operational Aspects of Healthcare in Remote and Extreme Environments (Core)

Then choose two from the following:
KHB701 Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments
CAA500 Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making in Paramedicine
CAM631 Expedition Medicine
CAM632 Humans in Space
CAM634 Extreme Sports Medicine
CAM635 Medical Care on Inland and Offshore Waters

Graduate Diploma

Complete the:

  • Graduate Certificate
  • CAM720 Health Research Methods
  • Three of the above electives as well as CAM 630 Practical Skills for Remote Medicine

Masters

Complete the Diploma and then choose one of two pathways, both of which are to be completed over the course of a year.

CAM723 and CAM724 plus one unit relevant to your research project from one of the units below:

KHB701 Human Behaviour in Extreme Environments
CAA500 Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning and Clinical Decision Making in Paramedicine
CAM631 Expedition Medicine
CAM632 Humans in Space
CAM634 Extreme Sports Medicine
CAM635 Medical Care on Inland and Offshore Waters

This pathway involves the completion of a project that you will have already prepared as part of completion of CAM720. The project is intended to reflect your interests and the scope is broad: it may be laboratory or field research, it may be the implementation and evaluation of an educational or service intervention, it may be a publishable literature review, or something similar of equivalent academic standing.

This pathway is workplace based and involves a negotiated portfolio-based assessment that is both personalised and showcases your expertise. The workplace will be in one or more remote and extreme environment settings.

Detailed information on course content:

I needed a program that provided a wide variety of study areas, from medical evacuation theory to creating emergency plans for remote sites, to understanding the unique needs of workers in remote areas. Being able to study while sitting on the aft deck of a coast guard icebreaker at 70.7368° N, 117.7704° W in the Canadian Arctic was definitely a highlight.

- Laura Schreiber, Current student

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