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AVME803 Specialist Aeromedical Retrieval

Conducting a review; neonatal paediatric transfers; obstetric transfers; use of new technologies; burns and thermal injury; infectious diseases; remote medical assistance; expedition and remote area support; repatriation from conflict areas; advanced in-flight interventions; platforms for delivering tertiary level specialist care.

This practical paper details the clinical and operational aspects of the transfer of critically ill patients by air.

Paper title Specialist Aeromedical Retrieval
Paper code AVME803
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,938.00
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Limited to
MAeroRT, MAvMed, MHealSc (Endorsed)

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Teaching staff

Paper Tutor: Rocco Lombardi

Teaching Arrangements

This is a fully distance-taught paper and is taught each year in the first semester.

Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the paper will be able to:

  1. Critically appraise the application of emerging hospital-based advanced medical technologies in the pre-hospital and aeromedical environments.
  2. Describe and address the challenges in the design and training development of specialized and regionalized teams for advanced care transport.
  3. Identify and address challenges in using new communication technologies to bring advanced diagnostics/specialty consultation to remote areas.
  4. Describe the challenges and benefits of advanced medical care in remote and austere environments.
  5. Critically appraise research literature pertinent to the topic under review.
  6. Write a literature review on a current aeromedical retrieval and transport topic.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system