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AVME720 Clinical Analysis in Aeromedical Retrieval and Transport

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
Paper code AVME720
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,857.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,363.00

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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,

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 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, self-motivation, teamwork.
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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)

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Second Semester

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