Aeromedical and Retrieval

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Monash University has an  established record in providing outstanding education and training for  Intensive Care and Advanced Life Support Paramedics during their transition to the  highly specialised Aeromedical and Retrieval role. Aeromedical and Retrieval  paramedics often provide one of the highest levels of pre-hospital care in the  world by facilitating the safe and effective transfer of critically unwell  patients to specialist receiving hospitals as well as the retrieval and rescue  of these patients from challenging environments.

Aeromedical  and Retrieval Specialisation

This  specialisation is designed to provide paramedics with the necessary education  and training for the specialist aeromedical and retrieval role as well as  leadership, education and research positions. Students will initially undertake  specialist aeromedical and retrieval education and training as well as  education in advanced integrated healthcare practice before going on to  completing specialty elective study. The aeromedical and retrieval stream will  provide students with the necessary education and training to successfully  complete an aeromedical and retrieval internship/program with a specified  retrieval service provider in order to provide specialist aeromedical,  retrieval, rescue and coordination roles in your area of clinical practice.

PART A. Advanced  healthcare and specialist studies (42 points)

  • PAR5200  Introduction to Aeromedical and Retrieval Concepts
  • PAR5210  Aeromedical and Retrieval Professional Practice
  • PAR5230  Aeromedical and Retrieval Coordination
  • PAR5240  Aeromedical Retrieval Rescue
  • PAR5220  Aeromedical and Retrieval Clinical 1 – Advanced Life Support/Critical Care or PAR5250 Aeromedical and Retrieval Clinical 2 – Intensive Care
  • MAP5003  Essentials of Advanced Healthcare Practice and Research (12 points)

PART B. Specialist  elective studies (30 points)

Specialty coursework units

  • Other  advanced specialty study units from Part A outside of the Extended Care  specialist stream.
  • RAD5502  Principles of General Radiography Image Interpretation
  • FOR5001  Medical Evidence
  • FOR5003  Ethics, Medicine and the Law
  • ASC5002  Sociocultural perspectives of addiction
  • MPH5267  Principles of healthcare quality improvement
  • MPH5286  Applying and practicing the principles of patient safety and quality  improvement

Research units

  • MAP5000  Research in Advanced Healthcare Professional Practice (12 points)
  • MAP5010  Advanced Health Practice Research Project (12 points)