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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

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Online

Credit points required

120

Course code

SAEMR1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

Our 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 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

Fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2022: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.
2023: Information about fees and charges will be published no later than 1 December 2022.

International tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for full time study is AUD $29,520.00. This equates to $3,690.00 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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Why study at CDU?

Study a postgraduate course at Charles Darwin University to upskill at work, fast-track your career, increase your job prospects or explore a new interest. We offer flexible study options so you don't have to put your life on hold while you learn.

  • #1 Australian uni for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2022)
  • Top 100 university globally for quality education
  • Our graduates enjoy higher than average employment rates and starting salaries

What will I study?

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

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
(8 units)
100cpCompulsory 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
HEA585 Fundamentals of Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM553 Biostatistics
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

 120cpTotal 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.
 

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.

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 Retrieval*CO
HEA582 Essential Skills in Neonatal and Paediatric Retrieval*COHEA584 Human System Extremes (external only)CO
HEA583 Domestic and International LogisticsCOHEA572 Applied Health Project – A (20cp)CO
PHM552 EpidemiologyCO  
Year 2
HEA573 Applied Health Project – B (20cp)CO  
Specialist Elective 1SE  
Specialist Elective 2SE  

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

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 Retrieval*CO
HEA583 Domestic and International Logistics (External)COHEA584 Human System Extremes (external only)CO
Year 2
HEA582 Essential Skills in Neonatal and Paediatric Retrieval*COSpecialist Elective 1SE
PHM552 EpidemiologyCOSpecialist Elective 2SE
Year 3
HEA572 Applied Health Project – A (20cp)COHEA573 Applied Health Project – B (20cp)CO

*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
HEA586 Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters
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.

 

Entry requirements

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 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.

 

The people-first approach to flexibility and supportive learning environment at CDU meant I could find a balance with study, work and family life.

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CDU student

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Course details

Accreditation

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

Australian qualification framework

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

Additional information

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

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

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

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

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (FF)
1CM616
873350
Online (FF)
1CM616
873350
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

CRICOS codes

Location
CRICOS Code
Online

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