Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval

Courses and Study Australian courses Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval

Aeromedical Retrieval is concerned primarily with the transport of patients via a properly managed aeromedical evacuation system. This course is designed particularly for doctors, nurses and paramedics involved in the emergency transport of patients by fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. It provides you with the knowledge and skills to manage aeromedical retrieval in domestic and international situations.

Campus
Townsville; External
Available to international students by distance education/external study only
Start dates
February, July
Duration
6 months full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus; Off campus

Career opportunities

This course is designed particularly for doctors, nurses and paramedics involved in the emergency transport of patients by fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. It provides you with the knowledge and skills to manage aeromedical retrieval in domestic and international situations.

Course highlights

James Cook University provides several programs unique to Australia. We have:

  • The Anton Breinl Centre for Public Health and Tropical Medicine, which is one of the leading tropical research facilities in the world
  • teaching staff awarded the Australian Learning Teaching Councils’ National Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • brand new Mosquito Research Facility
  • cutting-edge teaching laboratories.

Course overview

Aeromedical evacuation is the emergency transport of patients by fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.

This program is available externally and via limited attendance and block mode study in Townsville.  This course is available part time and full time.

How to apply

Complete an online application through our Online Application Portal.

Subjects

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TM5560:03 Foundations of Aeromedical Retrieval

TM5566:03 Essenial Care Skills in Aeromedical Retrievals

TM5576:03 Adult Secondary Retrievals or TM5577:03 Paediatric and Neonatal Retrievals

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of specified HS, IA and TM level 5 subjects

HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

IA5119:03  Empowerment and Change

TM5002:03 Infectious Diseases

TM5501:03 Tropical Medicine

TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health

TM5503:03 Human Parasitology

TM5506:03 Social Science in Public Health

TM5508:03 Diving and Marine Medicine

TM5510:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

TM5512:03 Travel Medicine

TM5513:03 Public Health Management

TM5514:03 Environmental Health

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5518:03 Medical Entomology

TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Tropical Health Practitioners

TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control

TM5526:03 Public Health Economics

TM5527:03 Project

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5534:03 Tropical Paediatrics

TM5536:03 Refugee Health

TM5540:03 Public Health and the Workplace

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs

TM5542:03 Clinical Travel Medicine

TM5552:03 Global Health and Development

TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management

TM5559:03 Clinical Tropical Paediatrics

TM5562:03 Reproductive Health in Developing Countries

TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management

TM5564:03 Acute Care in the Resource Poor Environment

TM5568:03 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning

TM5569:03 Health Promotion Strategies and Methods

TM5570:03 Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

TM5571:03 Public Health Placement

TM5576:03 Adult Secondary Retrievals

TM5577:03 Paediatric and Neonatal Retrievals

Pathway into course

Please consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.

Handbook

Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval

Course code

76511

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Health and Medicine

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline, from this or another university and two years of relevant postgraduate experience; or

Other qualifications recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine as equivalent to the above; or

Submission, as an exceptional case, of other evidence of professional and academic attainments, including employment for a minimum of five years in health-related activities.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.  In assessing applications the following will be considered: prior academic performance and prior relevant work experience.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply specialist knowledge in the discipline of aeromedical retrievals within the depth of Australian and International health care, specific to the prehospital and secondary retrieval environment

  • Review, analyse, consolidate and process information, data and evidence to undertake clinical assessment, management and evaluation of the person requiring aeromedical retrieval

  • Communicate theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions through advanced literacy and numeracy skills to specialist and non-specialist audiences

  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for continuing professional development requirements based on reflection on current skills, knowledge and attitudes and their application to the specialty of aeromedical retrieval.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

TM5560:03 Foundations of Aeromedical Retrieval

TM5566:03 Essenial Care Skills in Aeromedical Retrievals

TM5576:03 Adult Secondary Retrievals or TM5577:03 Paediatric and Neonatal Retrievals

OPTIONS

Select 3 credit points of specified HS, IA and TM level 5 subjects

HS5101:03 Contemporary Issues in Primary Health Care Research

HS5102:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Health Professionals

IA5119:03  Empowerment and Change

TM5002:03 Infectious Diseases

TM5501:03 Tropical Medicine

TM5502:03 Tropical Public Health

TM5503:03 Human Parasitology

TM5506:03 Social Science in Public Health

TM5508:03 Diving and Marine Medicine

TM5510:03 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

TM5512:03 Travel Medicine

TM5513:03 Public Health Management

TM5514:03 Environmental Health

TM5515:03 Epidemiology for Public Health

TM5516:03 Biostatistics for Public Health

TM5518:03 Medical Entomology

TM5524:03 Qualitative Research Methods for Tropical Health Practitioners

TM5525:03 Communicable Disease Control

TM5526:03 Public Health Economics

TM5527:03 Project

TM5528:03 Health Promotion

TM5534:03 Tropical Paediatrics

TM5536:03 Refugee Health

TM5540:03 Public Health and the Workplace

TM5541:03 Managing Effective Health Programs

TM5542:03 Clinical Travel Medicine

TM5552:03 Global Health and Development

TM5557:03 Disaster Health Management

TM5559:03 Clinical Tropical Paediatrics

TM5562:03 Reproductive Health in Developing Countries

TM5563:03 Public Health Leadership and Crisis Management

TM5564:03 Acute Care in the Resource Poor Environment

TM5568:03 Health Promotion Needs Assessment and Planning

TM5569:03 Health Promotion Strategies and Methods

TM5570:03 Health Promotion Research and Evaluation

TM5571:03 Public Health Placement

TM5576:03 Adult Secondary Retrievals

TM5577:03 Paediatric and Neonatal Retrievals

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

6 months full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

3 years

Maximum leave of absence

2 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Professional accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Not applicable

Maximum allowed

Not applicable

Currency

Not applicable

Expiry

Not applicable

Other restrictions

Not applicable

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF AEROMEDICAL RETRIEVAL

Approved abbreviation

GCertAeromedRet

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable, this course does not include majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

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