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 developing knowledge and skills needed to care for birthing women and neonates in the community. 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.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- Describe the epidemiology, presentation and management of selected health conditions experienced by women during pregnancy, birth and following childbirth and recommend appropriate paramedic strategies;
- Evaluate models of care available in the maternity services and explain how cultural diversity can influence the care for pregnant women and consider approaches to paramedic care in a variety of situations;
- Identify and interpret the evidence supporting the paramedic care of pregnant and childbearing women and their babies;
- Plan and implement a model of care for a woman experiencing a normal or complicated birth;
- Demonstrate the processes of paramedic assessment of the newborn immediately after childbirth in both, uncomplicated and emergency situations, and select appropriate patient management;
- Discuss how cultural diversity can influence the care for pregnant women and consider approaches to paramedic care in a variety of situations.
- Online quiz (10%)
- iSAP scenario (2,000 words) (40%) (Hurdle)
- End of semester examination (2 hours) (40%) (Hurdle)
- Practical laboratory portfolio (10%) (Hurdle)
6 hours per week involving lectures, online tutorials, tutorial/practical simulations and clinical laboratories.
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