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PAR4205 - Aeromedical retrieval project

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: A/Prof Frank Archer, Ms Andrea Wyatt


Peninsula First semester 2008 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2008 (Day)


The student will gain their employer's support and prepare a project brief in the form of a learning contract which will then be discussed with the unit coordinator and signed off by both the student and the unit coordinator. An appropriately qualified and experienced industry leader and/or academic will be appointed as co-supervisor with the unit coordinator. The unit will be offered as a flexible delivery unit including on-campus sessions and web based resources.
This unit will be offered in a multimodal form using a combination of face-to-face sessions, videoconferencing, telephone conferencing, and 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:

  1. Relate the theory of aeromedical retrieval to practice through the development of a work-based project;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to critically appraise an aeromedical retrieval practice issue/concept;
  3. Demonstrate independent scholarship through the development of a work-based project; and
  4. Demonstrate effective communication skills with peers and academic staff through negotiation of the project brief and learning contract; participation in group discussion and the presentation of the written project report.


Oral presentation 25%
Presentation of written report 75%

Contact hours

16 hours comprising 8 hours preparation and negotiation of learning contract and 8 hours project presentation, discussion and evaluation. 140 hours individual reading, research, preparation of assessments supported by WebCT interaction with MUCAPS staff and peers.


Only those employed by an aeromedical retrieval service are eligible to enrol in this unit.

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