The new Master of Aeromedical Retrieval course developer has facilitated its first Course Advisory Group (CAG) meeting with industry executives.
The Masters and Graduate Certificate will target people working in clinical and logistic areas. The CAG has identified that whilst some logisticians come from a clinical background, not all do. Historically there has been no academic pathway for logistic staff and this Masters will provide an academic pathway as part of a Masters, Grad Certificate or, possibly, modules of continuing professional development. The course will give both clinicians and logisticians a greater understanding of tasking, planning and clinical governance.
The course will include Foundations and Essential Skills in Aeromedical Retrieval, Aeromedical Operational Systems, and International Assistance Operations, as well as Research and Epidemiology in rural, regional and Indigenous communities. Clinical specialities will be available in Adult and Obstetric Secondary Retrievals and Neonatal and Paediatric Retrievals.
The Course Advisory Group includes NCCTRC Director of Medicine (Trauma and Disaster) Dr Dianne Stephens, Education Manager Lisa Vermeulen, Medical Director for Disaster Dr Peter Archer, CareFlight Deputy Medical Director, John Roe, and Royal Flying Doctor Service SA/NT Clinical Nurse Educator, Christine Wilson.
The College of Nursing and Midwifery anticipates the course will be ready to take enrolments in 2021.
For more information, contact Paul Bell.