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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.
This practical paper details the clinical and operational aspects of the transfer of critically ill patients by air.
|Paper title||Clinical Analysis in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,938.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- AVMX 720
- Limited to
- MAvMed, MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Healthcare professionals currently employed, or interesting in work, in a flight nursing or flight paramedic role.
If you have not already done so, please contact the department for course advice before selecting your programme, email@example.com.
- 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 yearly in the second 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, scholarship, communication,
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- Learning Outcomes
Graduates of AVME720 will have:
- Demonstrate how Crew Resource Management (CRM), human factors, and threat and error management may impact on safe aeromedical practice and patient care.
- Describe and develop systems to identify and manage fatigue.
- Identify potential clinical complications during aeromedical transportation and implement strategies into clinical care plans to reduce these clinical complications.
- Describe special clinical conditions that can be adversely affected during aeromedical retrievals or transfers.
- Apply the theoretical knowledge of aeromedical retrieval and transportation into independent clinical practice.