Critical analysis of an issue in flight nursing or aero/paramedical care; a personal programme of study based in critical evaluation of the student’s own clinical role and working environment.
|Paper title||Clinical Analysis in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,746.50|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,490.00|
- AVMX 720
- Limited to
- MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, 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 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 in the second 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, scholarship, communication,
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will have
- Demonstrated a sound understanding of crew resource management (CRM), human factors, threat and error management, and how each may impact on safe aeromedical practice and patient care
- An understanding of fatigue and systems that are available or can be developed for its management and identification
- The ability to identify clinical considerations or constraints and implement strategies into clinical care plans to reduce potential clinical complications during aeromedical transportation
- An understanding of special clinical conditions that can be adversely affected during aeromedical retrievals or transfers
- The ability to integrate the theory of aeromedical retrieval and transportation into independent clinical practice and apply theoretical knowledge at an advanced (post-graduate) level
- Met the educational requirements set out in the New Zealand Air Ambulance/Air Search and Rescue Service standard, the New Zealand standard for Ambulance and Paramedical services (NZS 8156:2008), the educational requirements of the New Zealand Flight Nurses Association (NZFNA) and the educational standards for the Aeromedical Society of Australasia (ASA)