6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Second semester 2019 (On-campus)
Course code M2011
This unit continues to develop the role of the paramedic as a clinician by extending clinical examination and decision making skills that were introduced in previous clinical units.
The unit addresses injury and injury prevention across the lifespan, with specific reference to commonly encountered acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, injury.
The unit will be case based, and will include clinical skills laboratories and simulation to develop essential clinical skills, clinical problem solving and decision making competencies. The scope of the unit includes developing the skills needed to provide general health care as well as care at an advanced life support level.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology, population health and pathology related to injuries and commonly encountered in paramedic practice.
- Describe criteria used to identify major trauma and demonstrate the application of pre-hospital trauma triage guidelines.
- Identify and evaluate evidence that informs paramedic clinical practice guidelines used to care for patients with injury.
- Relate the pharmacology of drugs and fluids used by paramedics for the management of injury to drug indications and actions.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to the assessment and management of patients with injury in real time simulation.
- Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills related to the management of trauma patients.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- Weekly short MCQ tests (10 minutes) (10%)
- Mid-semester examination (25%)
- Clinical portfolio (25%)
- End of semester examination (2 hours) (40%) (Hurdle)
- End of semester practical scenario (Pass / Fail) (Hurdle)
A combination of lectures, tutorials and online activities (6 hours per week), and self-directed study (6 hours per week).
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