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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 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Ingrid Brooks


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 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.


By the completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. relate the theory of aeromedical retrieval to practice through the development of a
work-based project;
  1. critically appraise a topic in aeromedical retrieval practice;
  2. demonstrate independent scholarship through the development of a work-based
project; and
  1. demonstrate effective communication skills with peers and academic staff through
negotiation of the project brief and learning contract; leading on-line tutorial
discussion on their project; and the presentation of the written project report.


Online tutorial project presentation and discussion (25%)
Presentation of written report (75%)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Ingrid Brooks

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.


PAR4201, PAR4202