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PAR4203 - Aeromedical Retrieval - Practicum

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Ms Andrea Wyatt


Peninsula First semester 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Summer semester A 2007 (Day)


This unit will assist the student to promote the transfer of theoretical knowledge and skills developed the other core units of the Graduate Certificate in Aeromedical Retrieval to the actual aeromedical work environment. Work place experience will allow highly contextualised knowledge to be constructed through authentic learning experiences and will promote the development of the student as a practitioner. The student will be supervised by a Monash University appointed Clinical Teacher within a structured framework of learning activities.


By the end of this unit, the student should be able to:

  1. Apply the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills learnt in this course to the management of patients undergoing aeromedical retrieval.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work as part of the aeromedical team, in accordance with their professional practice level.
  3. Reflect on his/her own clinical experience; and
  4. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the operational and safety aspects of aeromedical retrieval systems.


Reflection on practice 30%, Aeromedical Retrieval Simulation Exercise 20%, Case Study 50% Clinical Report (ambulance students only) Pass/Fail

Contact hours

8 hours clinical simulations and tutorials, 76 hours clinical practicum in the aeromedical retrieval environment and ground unit of an approved employer/sponsor or simulated environment supported by self directed learning materials and WebCT, 72 hours reading,research and preparation of assessments.