Available in 2018

Course handbook


This course covers the management of trauma in low-resource environments and extreme environments. It will be of interest to students who will practice clinically in rural and remote Australia and also covers topics usually described in wilderness or expedition medicine and includes battlefield trauma, maritime trauma and retrieval and trauma in extreme climates.

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the organisation of trauma services in rural and remote Australia

2. Apply the latest knowledge of trauma management as used in the battlefield

3. Apply specialised knowledge about alpine trauma, challenges in hot temperature environments and principles of expedition medicine


  1. The organisation of trauma services for rural Australia. Urban versus Rural
  2. The role of telemedicine in rural and remote trauma
  3. Transfer and retrieval of the rural surgical trauma patient
  4. Trauma in hot temperature environments - challenges for patient and responder
  5. Principles of prolonged field care
  6. Principles of expedition medicine
  7. Maritime Trauma and retrieval
  8. Advances in battlefield medicine and its implications for global trauma care
  9. Wrong Place, Wrong Time - Orthopaedic Disaster Tourists
  10. Principles and Current Practice of Battlefield medicine
  11. Alpine Trauma - Principles of Hypothermia/Retrieval/Injury Patterns/Avalanches
  12. Trauma Education for remote areas

Assumed knowledge

TRAU6001 Introduction to Trauma Care

Assessment items

Quiz: Online MCQ Quizzes

Written Assignment: Written Assignment - Case Discussion

Participation: Online discussion

Contact hours

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Online Activity

Online 5 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1