The aviation environment; principles and theory of aeromedical care; air ambulance/aeromedical operations; risk management in aeromedical retrieval and transportation work; critical reflection.
|Paper title||Aeromedical Studies for Nurses and Paramedics|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,801.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,869.50|
- AVMX 719
- Limited to
- MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interesting in work, in a flight nursing or flight paramedic role.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Occupational and Aviation Medicine Unit's website
- Teaching staff
Course Director: Graham Denyer
- 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 paper is taught each year in the first semester. It is 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
- 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