Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will develop an understanding of the underpinning pathophysiology relating to commonly encountered clinical problems of a cardiac and/or respiratory nature (chronic, acute and life threatening). Practical skills and theoretical knowledge will be combined with clinical problems solving and decision-making competencies within this subject. Students will assess, plan the management of, and monitor patients presenting with a variety of cardiac and respiratory conditions of a medical nature. Communication techniques appropriate to patient presentations will also be identified and developed.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

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

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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. The Department of Paramedicine will monitor enrolments in the subject.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

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 examinationPass assessment is a hurdle requirement.35
one-hour written examination50
workbook completion (equiv to 500 words)15