PAEDIATRICS AND OBSTETRICS FOR PARAMEDICS

PAR3POP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will consider a range of medical and emergency care conditions relating to the following specific areas: gynaecology, obstetrics and paediatrics. Pre-hospital emergency management of patients, in these patient populations, will be discussed and applied to simulated case presentations. Emphasis will be placed on reflective, evidence-based practice and decision-making, and problem-solving skills needed to manage these population groups. Students will also combine theoretical knowledge, with practical skills, to effectively manage acute emergency gynaecological presentations, both normal and abnormal labour and birth processes, and the most common illnesses and injuries in the paediatric population.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIllya Selmes

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE3COS & PAR3IPP

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Individually, and as part of a team, use appropriate language and communication aides to communicate effectively with gynaecology, obstetric and paediatric patients.

Activities:
Scenarios and roleplay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

02. You will be able to assess gynaecology, obstetric and paediatric patients in a variety of simulated settings.

Activities:
Simulated case studies and scenarios. Whole of class case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

03. Individually, and as a part of a team, judge and justify your assessment of a patient's condition using a paramedic decision-making process.

Activities:
Scenarios. Written case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Individually, and as a part of a team, plan the management of, justify your plan, and effectively manage gynaecology, obstetric and paediatric patients.

Activities:
Scenarios, skills stations, roleplay and case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills

05. Individually, and as part of a team, monitor and alter management of patients presenting from gynaecology, obstetric and paediatric population groups.

Activities:
Scenarios, skills stations, roleplay and case studies.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
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

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIllya Selmes

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 17 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"class will be broken into 2 lab groups (0900-1200hrs and 1300 to 1600hrs) to be held on the same day."

Lecture Week: 17 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 17 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 16
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.
"Students will study an online module during teaching weeks 10-15. Approximately 3 hours per week will be required, at the student's discretion."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour written exam (1000 word equivalent)50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 30-minute individual practical exam (3,000 word equivalent).Exam will be a clinical skills and medical case simulation. This is a HURDLE assessment: must pass this to pass subject35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Written submission profiling a paediatric illness (500 words)15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05