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AVME804 International Assistance Operations

Conducting a review; governance models for assistance operations; management of networks; personnel issues; telemedicine; ethical dilemmas; risk management strategies; medical equipment; major incident management; audit and continuous quality improvement models.

Paper title International Assistance Operations
Paper code AVME804
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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Limited to
MAeroRT, MAvMed, MHealSc (Endorsed)
Eligibility

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

Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will develop:

  • The skilled use of research techniques
  • An understanding of international assistance operations in an international context
  • An understanding of resources available for international assistance
  • An understanding of techniques for international assistance

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Conducting a review; governance models for assistance operations; management of networks; personnel issues; telemedicine; ethical dilemmas; risk management strategies; medical equipment; major incident management; audit and continuous quality improvement models.

Paper title International Assistance Operations
Paper code AVME804
Subject Aviation Medicine
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,889.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $10,674.00

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Limited to
MAeroRT, MAvMed, MHealSc (Endorsed)
Eligibility

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

Graham Denyer

Teaching Arrangements

This is a fully distance-taught paper and is taught each year in the second semester.

Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised

Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the paper will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of International Medical Assistance (IMA) operations including understanding of the scope of IMA services, and IMA operational, governance and funding structures.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the global context of IMA operations and the unique challenges that influence the ability to deliver safe and effective care in this global context. Be able to characterise the ways in which IMA organisations meet these challenges.
  3. Be able to describe the role of a physician working in the IMA field, and be able to classify the range of clinical and non-clinical competencies required of physicians working in the IMA field by relating these to their understanding of the scope of IMA services in a global context.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the operational approaches used, and constraints faced by, IMA organisations when managing or retrieving patients with complex health needs internationally (including from remote and hostile areas).
  5. Evaluate the ethical and medico-legal risks and challenges of International Medical Assistance.
  6. Apply the knowledge gained to the safe planning and execution of international clinical case management and international medical retrieval and to critically appraise the quality of IMA and international aeromedical evacuation providers.
  7. Critically appraise and research literature pertinent to an IMA topic and write a literature review of that topic.

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Timetable

Second Semester

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