Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop an understanding of the underpinning pathophysiology relating to environmental, toxicological, endocrine and immunological clinical problems. Neurological conditions and clinical emergencies not relating to trauma situations will also be explored. Students will further refine and develop practical skills and theoretical knowledge and apply this to a variety of clinical simulations. Clinical problem solving and decision making will be applied in workshops to assess, plan the management of and monitor patients presenting with conditions relating to the above classified groups.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is only available to students enrolled in Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Paramedic Practice.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA ParamedicsPrescribedAmbulance VictoriaBLUE STAR PRINT, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, 2012
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. Quota will be managed by Department of Paramedics.

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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-min individual practical examinationHurdle requirement: pass in the individual practical examination.35
Mini-quiz at the end of each module15
one 1-hour written examination50