PAR3022 - Clinical education and leadership in paramedic research and practice - 2019

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Craig Taylor

Coordinator(s)

Dr Ravina Ravi

Unit guides

Offered

Peninsula

  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus)

Prerequisites

PAR3011, PAR3021, PAR3031

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in course codes M20021 or M2011

Synopsis

This unit prepares third year students in the final semester prior to graduation to become future leaders in education and research for the paramedic profession.

Clinical education encompasses education between clinicians and their patients and clinicians and their peers. Education of patients regarding their health and treatment is a crucial skill for the out-of-hospital clinician.

It fosters good therapeutic relationships as well as improving patient outcomes.

In addition, whether formally or informally, paramedics are expected to provide guidance, feedback and mentorship to junior clinicians and students on placement.

Scene leadership often extends beyond the paramedic and their partner and can include patients, bystanders and other emergency services.

This unit seeks to extend the undergraduate insights and experience in this area.

Evidence based practice is a core theme throughout the Bachelor of Paramedicine. This unit equips students with the skills to conduct rigorous appraisals of research and gain experience conducting research of their own.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Examine and implement health education strategies designed to reduce paramedic attendance and hospitalisation for patients in the community.
  2. Analyse modes of feedback delivery and develop fit for purpose strategies for giving and receiving feedback in the clinical setting.
  3. Contrast leadership styles and discuss the effectiveness and appropriateness of each in specific settings.
  4. Demonstrate leadership skills in the clinical setting using effective communication, prioritisation and delegation.
  5. Critically appraise research and evidence and examine approaches of research translation in clinical settings.
  6. Design and implement a pilot research project incorporating best practice research procedures.

Assessment

  • Patient health education presentation (Group) (10 minutes) (20%)
  • iSap leadership case (30%)
  • Research in social media appraisal (1,500 words) (20%)
  • Research project (Group) (3,000 words) (30%)

Workload requirements

On-campus: A combination of lectures, tutorials, practicals and online activities (6 hours per week), and self-directed study (6 hours per week).

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