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The aviation environment; principles and theory of aeromedical care; air ambulance/aeromedical operations; risk management in aeromedical retrieval and transportation work; critical reflection.
This practical paper details the clinical and operational aspects of the transfer of critically ill patients by air.
|Paper title||Aeromedical Studies for Nurses and Paramedics|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,938.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- AVMX 719
- Limited to
- MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interested in working, in a flight nursing or flight paramedic role.
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- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit's website
- Teaching staff
Course Director: Gareth Richards
- Paper Structure
- Core paper for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences endorsed in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport. Part of the Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (MHealSc(AeroRT).
- 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, 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
- Students who successfully complete the paper will have
- An understanding of the general organisation and structure of aeromedical retrieval and transfer systems
- Developed a sound knowledge of the aeromedical environment and the physiological changes it causes to patients and fellow team members
- Demonstrated an understanding of aeromedical aircraft and the aviation processes and procedures that are utilised during aeromedical retrievals and transfers
- Developed an understanding of the principles of survival and critical actions required after an aircraft accident/incident