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AVME718 Operational Aspects of Aeromedical Transport

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

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
Paper code AVME718
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,857.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,363.00

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Limited to
MAeroRT , MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertAeroRT, PGDipAeroRT, PGDipHealSc

Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in work, in the aviation medicine industry.

If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme,

Teaching staff

Course Director: Graham Denyer

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)Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (MHealSc(AeroRT). and the Master of Aeromedical Retrieval (MAeroRT).

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 are
  • 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

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Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

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