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The Course Structure

A breakdown of what to expect during the 4 week course and a more detailed look at Week 1.
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The course will be split across 4 weeks with a different focus each week.

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Week 1

Week 1: Introduction To Transfer Medicine

In the first week of the course you will explore the scope of transfer medicine practice and come to understand the varying factors involved in transferring critically unwell patients.

NEW! Step 1.6 Transferring Equity To Healthcare

By the end of Week 1 you should:

  • Understand why transfer medicine is important
  • Recognise the wide-reaching need for transfer medicine across the globe
  • Formulate a cohesive and comprehensive definition of transfer medicine
  • Recognise that transfer of patients poses risks not only to patients but also to transfer staff
  • Create an organised strategy to minimise these risks
  • Appreciate the parallels between transfer medicine and the aviation industry
  • Understand the relevant human factor skills for effective team-working and situational awareness

We hope you enjoy the week!

Here’s what you can expect from the rest of the course:

Week 2: A Practical Guide To Transfers

Week 3: Equipment, Decision-Making & Aeromedical Transfers

Week 4: Specialist & Extreme Transfers

Certificate of Achievement:

If you would like to, you can upgrade this course through FutureLearn to get a printed and digital Certificate of Achievement which comes with a description of the course syllabus and learning outcomes. To earn a Certificate of Achievement, you must upgrade and mark at least 90% of the course steps complete.

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