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AVME721 Clinical Care in the Air

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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
Eligibility

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, oamu@otago.ac.nz.

Contact
OAMU@otago.ac.nz
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
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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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

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 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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

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, oamu@otago.ac.nz.

Contact
OAMU@otago.ac.nz
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 is a fully distance-taught paper and is taught in even years in the first semester.

Textbooks
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.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the paper will be able to:

  1. Apply their knowledge of the effects of the aeromedical environment on patient physiology, and on a variety of clinical pathologies, in order to ​anticipate the potential impacts on patient care during the aeromedical transfer.
  2. Recommend specific clinical actions and modifications to clinical care to address the potential impacts of the aeromedical environment, substantiating their recommendations by reference to the evidence in the literature.
  3. Recommend the appropriate utilisation of aeromedical retrieval in the broader patient transport context for a variety of clinical pathologies, substantiating their recommendations by reference to the evidence in the literature.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022

Location
Wellington
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle