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.
- First semester 2019 (On-campus)
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Must be enrolled in course codes M20021 or 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 explores commonly encountered acute and chronic health emergencies, with a focus on pain management. Using a combination of case-based learning, clinical laboratory work and simulation, this unit will develop the essential clinical skills, clinical problem solving and decision-making competencies in managing common health emergencies.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology, population health, and pathology related to acute and chronic emergency medical conditions commonly encountered in paramedic practice;
- Describe the clinical manifestations of the selected medical conditions commonly encountered in paramedic practice;
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to the assessment and management of patients with selected acute and chronic medical emergencies across the lifespan;
- Relate the pharmacology of drugs and fluids used by paramedics in the management of common medical conditions, including drug indications and actions.
- Weekly short MCQ tests (10 minutes) (10%)
- Mid-semester examination (25%)
- Clinical portfolio (25%)
- Written examination (2 hours) (40%) (Hurdle)
- End of semester practical assessment (Pass / Fail) (Hurdle)
6 hours per week involving lectures and simulation.
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