The Australian and New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group

Introductory Course in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Date: TBC (next course 2019)

Venue: Fiona Stanley Hospital and Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia

Cost: AUD$2,500.00 (inclusive of GST)

The course content includes:

  • History of diving medicine and hyperbaric oxygen treatment
  • Physics and physiology of diving and compressed gases
  • Presentation, diagnosis and management of diving injuries
  • Assessment of fitness to dive
  • Visit to RFDS base for flying and diving workshop
  • Accepted indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatment
  • Hyperbaric oxygen evidence based medicine
  • Wound management and transcutaneous oximetry
  • In water rescue and management of a seriously ill diver
  • Visit to HMAS Stirling
  • Practical workshops
  • Marine Envenomation

Course Conveners: Dr Ian Gawthrope and Dr Neil Banham

Contact for information:
Sue Conlon, Course Administrator

Royal Adelaide Hospital Medical Officers’ Course in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine 2018


Dates: Mon 05 - Fri 16 November 2018

Venue: The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide

Cost: AUD$2,500 (inclusive of GST) for the two weeks

Course Conveners: Dr David Wilkinson, Dr Suzy Szekely

Invited faculty includes: Professor Michael Bennett, Professor Simon Mitchell

The course content includes:

  • Physics and physiology of diving
  • Recreational fitness-to-dive
  • Occupational fitness-to-dive
  • Decompression Illness and non-dysbaric injuries
  • Medical management and return to diving
  • Technical and Professional diving
  • Marine Envenomation
  • Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine
Contact for information:
Ms Lorna Mirabelli, Course Administrator
Phone: +61 8 7074 0180
Fax: +61 8 7074 6112

Royal Australian Navy Medical Officers’ Underwater Medicine Course 2018

Dates: TBC 2018

Venue: HMAS PenguinSydney

The MOUM course seeks to provide the medical practitioner with an understanding of the range of potential medical problems faced by divers.  Considerable emphasis is placed on the contra­indications to diving and the diving medical, together with the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of the more common diving­ related illnesses. The course includes scenario­ based simulation focusing on management of diving emergencies and workshops covering the key components of the diving medical.

Faculty includes: Professor Simon Mitchell, Professor Michael Bennett, Clinical Professor David Smart

Cost: AUD$1,355 (approx) without accommodation (AUD 2,300 approx with accommodation and meals at HMAS Penguin)

For information and application forms contact:
Rajeev Karekar, for Officer in Charge,
Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit
HMAS Penguin
Middle Head Rd, Mosman
NSW 2088, Australia
Phone: +61 ­(0)2-­9647-5572
Fax: +61 ­(0)2­-9960-4435