Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will learn the underpinning pathophysiology associated with traumatic injuries of the head, chest and spine, and burn injuries affecting body structure and function. Students will build upon their existing knowledge of clinical approach, patient assessment and management and the decision-making process, and apply this knowledge in workshops and simulation scenarios. Communication techniques appropriate to specific trauma patient presentations will be further refined and developed. Emphasis will be placed on the development of rationales for patient management techniques in complex situations where the level of physical trauma is significant.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGraham Munro

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE3COS & PAR3IPP


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Practi ce Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA ParamedicsPrescribedAmbulance Victoria 2012BLUE STAR PRINT, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
ReadingsMosby's Paramedic TextbookPrescribedSanders MJELSEVIER MOSBY, ST LOUIS, 3RD ED 2007

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size40

Enrolment information Staffing, space and equipment constraints Auditing within LRHS

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Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
30-minute individual practical examinationPractical examination of clinical skills and medical case simulation. A pass is the practical examination is a hurdle requirement.35
Mini-quiz at the end of each module15
one-hour written examination50