This unit will explore the specific modifications to clinical practice required when adapting to the aeromedical environment. This exploration will be based on the affects of altitude on susceptible medical, surgical and traumatic conditions and will emphasise the importance of appropriate in-flight equipment commonly used for patient monitoring and ventilatory and circulatory support. Related clinical management strategies including prediction of potential aeromedical problems so as to ensure the safe and efficient transport of patients will be developed.
This unit will be offered in a multimodal form using a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, clinical scenarios and self-directed learning materials. WebCT will be used to supplement face-to-face- sessions and support on-line discussion groups to facilitate MUCAPS staff and student interaction in informal tutorials.
By the completion of this unit, the student should be able to:
Examination 60%, 2 Case Studies 40%.
76 hours comprising lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and clinical scenarios, self-directed learning materials and WebCT