Overview of aeromedical transport worldwide; modes of medical transport; helicopters used for medical transport; safety in and around helicopters; F/W aircraft used for medical transport; aircraft safety; the risks of air travel; aeromedical equipment; communications and co-ordination; operational limitations and constraints.
|Paper title||Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Transport|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,746.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,490.00|
- Limited to
- MAeroRT , MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertAeroRT, PGDipAeroRT, PGDipHealSc
- Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine industry
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit's website
- Teaching staff
- Course Director: Geoff Tothill
- Paper Structure
- Core paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGCertAeroRT) and Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences endorsed in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (PGDipHealSc(AeroRT). Part of the Masters of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (MHealSc(AeroRT).
- Teaching Arrangements
- Taught in odd years in the Second Semester. A fully distance taught paper with an optional week-long Professional Visits Programme held at various locations around the world. Where is it this year?
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information
literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork, global perspective, lifelong learning,
communication, critical thinking, self-motivation, teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- The learning outcomes of this paper will coincide with the modules taught; these modules
- Overview of Aeromedical Transport Worldwide
- Modes of Medical Transport
- Helicopters Used for Medical Transport
- Fixed-Wing Aircraft Used for Medical Transport
- Aircraft Safety - The Risks of Air Travel
- Aeromedical Equipment
- Operational Limitations and Constraints
- Concepts in Altitude Physiology
- Further Physiology of Transport