Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Community Emergency Health and Paramedics
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2015 (Online)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2015 (Online)


The purpose of the unit is to allow students to explore a topic that is of personal and professional importance to them in the aeromedical context. This unit will use a negotiated learning contract based on the student's self assessment of learning needs which will be supervised by the unit convenor. An appropriately qualified and experienced industry leader and/or academic will be appointed as co-supervisor with the unit coordinator if required.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. relate the theory of aeromedical retrieval to practice through the development of a relevant project;
  2. critically appraise a topic in aeromedical retrieval practice;
  3. demonstrate independent scholarship through the development of a suitable project; and
  4. demonstrate effective communication skills with academic staff through negotiation of the project brief and learning contract and the presentation of the project portfolio.


Portfolio (15%)
Verbal presentation (10 minutes plus 5 minutes discussion) (25%)
Written report (4,000 words) (60%)

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Must be enrolled in courses 3876, 3877 or 3878.