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Aeromedical retrieval
Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Aeromedical Retrieval

Key details

Duration

1.5 year/s full-time
3 year/s part-time
1.5 year/s full-time
3 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1
On campus - No
Online - Semester 1
Important Dates

Locations

Online
Online

Credit points required

120

Course code

SAEMR1
SATAC codes

Overview

The Master of Aeromedical Retrieval is an innovative course designed for healthcare professionals seeking to extend their knowledge of aeromedical retrieval. Developed in partnership with The National Critical Care Trauma Response Centre, CareFlight (NT) and The Royal Flying Doctor Services (SA and Central Operations), this is a practical and industry-relevant course for nurses, midwives, physicians and other health professionals. The Master of Aeromedical Retrieval will build on fundamental principles and your clinical practice, equipping you to provide safe clinical care in the air in national and international situations. You will study mostly online and complete on-campus intensives. This flexible course addresses delivery processes, critical reflection on aeromedical retrieval practice, and the effects of policy and politics on health care provision, access and individual agency. The Master in Aeromedical Retrieval will analyse the essentials of retrieval from neonatal care to adult care, including obstetrics. An often-overlooked component of aeromedical retrieval is logistics.

This course is an opportunity to critically reflect on both domestic and international logistics considerations. This course, underpinned by cultural safety framework principles of safety and competence, will expand on your current or recent experience within the health service. During the course you will undertake education and assessments that have a direct application to your current or future professional practice and context. The course is external with one residential week hosted in Darwin for two of the core units - HEA581 Essential Skills in Adult and Obstetric Retrieval and HEA582 Essential Skills in Neonatal and Paediatric Retrieval.



Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.

Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study in 2024 is AUD $31,584.00. This equates to $ $3,948.00 per 10 credit point unit (0.125 EFTSL).
These fees are subject to increases annually, effective at the start of each calendar year.

You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

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  • Top 5 Australian university for postgraduate teaching quality in health services and support (GUG 2024)
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous and Asia-Pacific health, tropical medicine and other issues of international importance
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Why study a health course at CDU?

As an increasingly in-demand industry, there's never been a better time to find a career in healthcare. Become a qualified health professional with CDU's wide range of courses and gain the skills and knowledge to make an impact on the wellbeing of your community.

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2024)
  • Placements and research opportunities in the NT, across Australia, and around the world
  • Uniquely positioned to explore Indigenous and Asia-Pacific health, tropical medicine and other issues of international importance

What will I study?

This 120-credit point course consists of six core units (60 CP) and specialist elective units (60 CP)

Course structure


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 120 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core

(6 units)
60cpCompulsory Core units totalling 60 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:



HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical Retrieval

HEA581 Essential Skills in Adult and Obstetric Retrieval

HEA582 Essential Skills in Neonatal and Paediatric Retrieval

HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics

HEA584 Human System Extremes

PHM552 Epidemiology

 
Specialist Elective

(4 - 6 units)
60cp

Specialist Elective Units totalling 60 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:

HEA515 Health Informatics

HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice

HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (not available from 2024)

HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters (not available from 2024)

HEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters (not available from 2024)

HEA588 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Communicable Disease Outbreaks (not available from 2024)

PHM516 Indigenous Health

PHM553 Biostatistics

PHM592 Global Health

PHM593 Tropical Child Health

HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp)  

HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp)

 120cpTotal Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise stated in the above course structure)

Course Changes from 2023

• HEA572 and HEA573 moved from Core units to Specialist Elective units.

• HEA587 and HEA588 have been added as additional Specialist Elective units

• Due to HEA572 and HEA573 moving from Core to Specialist Elective units; Core unit requirements have decreased from 100 credit points to 60 credit points and Specialist Elective units have increased from 20 credit points to 60 credit points.



Course Changes from 2022

HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response and HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters added as additional Specialist Electives from 2022.

 

Study plan


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full time and part time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Recommended Full-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical RetrievalCOHEA581* Essential Skills in Adult and Obstetric RetrievalCO
HEA582* Essential Skills in Neonatal and Paediatric RetrievalCOHEA584 Human System Extremes (external only)CO
HEA583 Domestic and International LogisticsCOSpecialist Elective 1 (10cp)SE
PHM552 EpidemiologyCOSpecialist Elective 2 (10cp)SE
Year 2
Specialist Elective 3 (10cp)SE  
Specialist Elective 4 (10cp)SE  
Specialist Elective 5 (10cp)SE  
Specialist Elective 6 (10cp)SE  

*HEA581 and HEA582 includes a 5 day on-campus intensive

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1Semester 2
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (not available from 2024)
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters (not available from 2024)
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM592 Global Health
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp)
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice
HEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters (not available from 2024)
HEA588 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Communicable Disease Outbreaks (not available from 2024)
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent Health
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp)

 

Recommended Part-time Study Plan

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical RetrievalCOHEA581* Essential Skills in Adult and Obstetric RetrievalCO
HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics (External)COHEA584 Human System ExtremesCO
Year 2
HEA582* Essential Skills in Neonatal and Paediatric RetrievalCOSpecialist Elective 1 (10cp)SE
Specialist Elective 1 (10cp)COSpecialist Elective 2 (10cp)SE
Year 3
Specialist Elective 3 (10cp)SESpecialist Elective 5 (10cp)SE
Specialist Elective 4 (10cp)SESpecialist Elective 6 (10cp)SE

*HEA581 and HEA582 includes a 5 day on-campus intensive

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1Semester 2
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response (not available from 2024)
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters (not available from 2024)
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM592 Global Health
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp)
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice
HEA587 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Human Made Disasters (not available from 2024)
HEA588 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Communicable Disease Outbreaks (not available from 2024)
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM593 Tropical Child and Adolescent Health
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp)



Students commencing in Semester 2

This course is not available for entry in Semester 2.

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA) in medicine, nursing, paramedicine or midwifery.

Applicants with AHPRA registration not listed above will be considered will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

It is expected applicants have recent work experience in a health setting.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education from an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

CDU English for Academic Purposes 4 (ZEAP40)Successful completion of EAP004 English for Academic Purposes 4
IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.  
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.  
 

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
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Master of Aeromedical Retrieval
Faculty/College
Faculty of Health
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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You make CDU

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SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC, NSW or TAS.

SATAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
Online (FF)
1CM616
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Online

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