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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Ingrid Brooks


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.


Clinical Learning portfolio (60%)
Aeromedical Retrieval Simulation Exercise (Pass/Fail)
Case Study (40%)
Clinical Report (ambulance students only)(Pass/Fail)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Ingrid Brooks

Contact hours

On-campus: 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.

Off campus: students are required to spend 12 hours per week on this unit working through self-directed learning materials, participating in tutorials on Blackboard and local clinical simulations and tutorials conducted by workplace mentors and in preparation of unit assessment tasks 156 hours total.


This unit is only open to ambulance and MICA paramedics, registered nurses and doctors who are employees of public or private aeromedical retrieval providers and operational Australian military flight paramedics.