The Australian and New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group
Introductory Course in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Date: 20 February–03 March 2017

Venue: The Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Sydney

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
• Accepted indications for hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment
• Wound management and transcutaneous oximetry
• In water rescue and simulated management of a seriously ill diver
• Visit to HMAS Penguin
• Practical workshops
• Marine Envenomation

Approved as a CPD learning project by ANZCA: (knowledge and skills category), 56 hours for attendance at lectures and presentations for one credit per hour, 24 hours for workshops/PBLDs/small group discussions for two credits per hour.

Course Conveners: Associate Professor David Smart, Dr John Orton
Cost: AUD 2,400.00 (inclusive of GST)

Contact for information: Ms Gabrielle Janik, Course Administrator
Phone: +61-(0)2-9382-3880
Fax: +61-(0)2-9382-3882
Email: <gabrielle.janik@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au>


Fiona Stanley Hospital, Recreational Diving Medical Course

This activity has been approved for RACGP 40 Category 1 points

Successful completion of this course will enable General Practitioners to be competent to examine potential scuba divers as to their fitness to dive (Australian Standard 4005.1)

The course dates are to be confirmed.

Expressions of interest can be sent to: <fsh.hyperbaric@health.wa.gov.au>


Royal Adelaide Hospital Diving Medical Officers Course 2017

Basic: TBC

Advanced: TBC 

Venue: Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, 275 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Description: The Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) Medical Officers Basic and Advanced Courses in Diving Medicine are recognised by the United Kingdom Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) and the Victorian Department of Minerals and Energy for the purposes of performing diving fitness assessments of both recreational and commercial divers. The RAH Basic and Advanced courses in diving medicine, are accepted as the formal training component of the SPUMS Diploma in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. 

The aims of the RAH basic course in diving medicine are to introduce candidates to the physiology and physics of diving, to demonstrate methods of diving fitness assessment, and to teach candidates how to recognise the important problems of diving medicine and to initiate appropriate care. The aims of the advanced course are to introduce candidates to the physiology and mechanisms of oxygen and hyperbaric oxygen therapy and to discuss the currently established indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy and to enable the candidate to perform a commercial diving medical, be familiar with recreationaltechnical diving and with the principles of recompression treatment for decompression illness.

Cost: AUD 2,500 for the Basic and Advanced for two weeks. One week is AUD1,250 (Accommodation is available at a reasonable price.)

Contact for information: Lorna Mirabelli, Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: +61-(0)8-8222-5116
Fax: +61-(0)8-8232-4207
E-mail: <lorna.mirabelli@health.sa.gov.au>


Royal Australian Navy Medical Officers’ Underwater Medicine Course 2017

Dates: TBC 2017

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 scenario­based simulation focusing on management of diving emergencies and workshops covering the key components of the diving medical.

Cost: AUD 1,355 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
E­mail:  <Rajeev.Karekar@defence.gov.au>