FOUNDATIONS OF PARAMEDIC PRACTICE

PAR1FPP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with a theoretical framework that underpins the paramedic systematic approach to an incident, and prepares students for further paramedic clinical content. A number of clinical concepts will be presented, including safety and wellbeing, the paramedic clinical approach, clinical reasoning, and pathophysiology and clinical procedures relating to airway and respiratory status, perfusion, and alterations in consciousness.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBA

Co-requisites HBS1HBB

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions All students must successfully complete this subject prior enrolling in PAR3IPP Introduction to Paramedic Practice. This includes any student considering a lateral transfer into second year of the paramedicine program.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA ParamedicsPrescribedAmbulance VictoriaBlue Star Print

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the principles underpinning the standard paramedic approach to an incident and implement appropriate measures to simulated patients in correct sequence.

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Recognise potential hazards at simulated paramedic response scenes and describe techniques to eliminate or minimise these hazards

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Determine the physiological status of a range of simulated patients through demonstrated correct use of standard assessment techniques.

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Describe, provide a rationale for, and implement appropriate airway and unconscious patient management techniques for simulated patients in a variety of settings.

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Provide a description of the legalities surrounding consent and assumed consent given a number of simulated patient presentations and circumstances.

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 3,6 & 10 of semester Intensive face to face module of 6 hours as prac days run by Sessional"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written examination (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes (1250 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (1000 word equivalent)30 05

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Six 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 3,4,6,7, 9,10 of semester. The class will be divided into 2 x 3hr groups (morning & afternoon) of no greater than 25 students per group"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written examination (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes (1250 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (1000 word equivalent)30 05

Mildura, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 3,6 & 10 of semester Intensive face to face module of 6 hours as prac days run by Sessional"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written examination (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes (1250 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (1000 word equivalent)30 05

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Weeks 3,6 & 10 of semester Intensive face to face module of 6 hours as prac days run by Sessional staff member."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Written examination (1500 word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes (1250 word equivalent)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (1000 word equivalent)30 05