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Postgraduate Coursework

Master of Aeromedical Retrieval

Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (FF)
1CM616
873350
Online (FF)
1CM616
873350
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Location
CRICOS Code
Online
Course duration
Full-time
1.5 year/s
Part-time
3 year/s
Course duration
Full-time
1.5 year/s
Part-time (Online only)
3 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International on campus
No
International online
Semester 1
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
Yes
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

SAEMR1

Award
Master of Aeromedical Retrieval
Faculty/College
College of Nursing and Midwifery
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health
Nursing and Midwifery

The Master of Aeromedical Retrieval is an innovative course designed for healthcare professionals seeking to extend their knowledge of aeromedical retrieval, and develop foundational research skills.

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 Aereomedical 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.

Credit transfers and 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

Accreditation

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

Additional information

Australian qualification framework

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

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.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Admission criteria

  • Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents must demonstrate current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
  • International applicants must demonstrate current registration/affiliation/license with the relevant nursing/medical body in their country of origin.

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 in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A 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 Proficiency A 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 module A 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.

 

Course structure

This 120-credit point course consists of eight core units and two specialist elective units.


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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

 

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core
(8 units)
100cp Compulsory Core units totalling 100 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
HEA572 Applied Health Project A (20cp)  
HEA573 Applied Health Project B (20cp)
 

Specialist Elective
(2 units)
20cp

Specialist Elective Units totalling 20 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below:

HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

  120cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Masters Degree by Coursework AQF Level 9 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan


  • 2022 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2021.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

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.

Full-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical Retrieval CO HEA581 Essential Skills in Adult and Obstetric Retrieval* CO
HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics CO HEA584 Human System Extremes (external only) CO
HEA572 Applied Health Project – A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project – B (20cp) CO
Year 2
HEA582 Essential Skills in Neonatal and Paediatric Retrieval* (available from 2022) CO   CO
PHM552 Epidemiology CO   CO
Specialist Elective 1 SE    
Specialist Elective 2 SE    

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

Part-time Study Plan

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
HEA580 Fundamentals in Aeromedical Retrieval CO HEA581 Essential Skills in Adult and Obstetric Retrieval* CO
HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics (External) CO HEA584 Human System Extremes (external only) CO
Year 2
HEA582 Essential Skills in Neonatal and Paediatric Retrieval* (available from 2022) CO Specialist Elective 1 SE
PHM552 Epidemiology CO Specialist Elective 2 SE
Year 3
HEA572 Applied Health Project – A (20cp) CO HEA573 Applied Health Project – B (20cp) CO

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

Specialist Elective Availability

Semester 1 Semester 2
HEA515 Health Informatics
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM592 Global Health
HEA515 Health Informatics
HEA525 Emotional Intelligence in Practice
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

Students commencing in Semester 2

This course is not available for entry in Semester 2.

 

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2021: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2022: Fees and charges for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

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

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

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