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AVME721 Clinical Care in the Air

Relating physiology, pathology and flight; general clinical concerns; cardiovascular patients; orthopaedic and trauma patients; burn patients; obstetric patients; aeromedical transport of children; miscellaneous conditions of concern; critical care in the air.

Paper title Clinical Care in the Air
Paper code AVME721
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,857.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,363.00

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Limited to
MAeroRT, MAvMed, MHealSc, 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
Additional paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport. Part of the Master of Aviation Medicine (MAvMed) and Master of Health Sciences endorsed in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport (MHealSc(AeroRT).
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught in even years 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, scholarship, 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
  • Relating Physiology, Pathology and Flight
  • General Clinical Concerns
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Patients
  • Orthopaedic and Trauma Patients
  • Burns Patients
  • Obstetric and Gynaecology Patients
  • Aeromedical Transport of Children
  • Neurosurgical, Neurological and Psychiatric Patients
  • Critical Care in the Air

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First Semester

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