CLINICAL PLACEMENT C

PAR3CPC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this third clinical placement subject, you will have an opportunity to integrate theory into practice under supervision in a specialist area. You will undertake placements in community mental health and paramedic service settings. These specialised clinical experiences will enable you to develop as clinicians within the framework of the Paramedics Australasia Competency Standards for Paramedics. While on clinical placement, you will have the opportunity to practice and develop your clinical skills in the management of patients with mental health and acute health conditions in supervised clinical environments.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRay Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PAR3CPB

Co-requisites PAR3CPD and MMH5AMH

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA ParamedicsPrescribedAmbulance Victoria 2014BLUE STAR PRINT MELBOURNE (SUPPLIED BY LTU)
ReadingsMosby's Paramedic TextbookPrescribedSanders, MJ 20104TH EDN, ELSEVIER MOSBY, ST LOUIS, USA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Recognise and perform your roles and responsibilities in paramedic services and community mental health settings under general supervision

Activities:
Clinical practicum discussion forum participation Review of a journal article Reflective essay

02. Explain the emergency care you provide to patients with varying levels and types of medical need while supervised within emergency paramedic services and community mental health settings

Activities:
Access to patients/clients in a range of emergency medical system settings

03. Critically reflect on your performance as a team member while working with emergency paramedic services and community mental health professionals to provide appropriate patient care

Activities:
Clinical practicum discussion forum participation Review of a journal article Reflective essay

04. Develop and implement strategies to improve your practice by critically analyzing and reflecting on decisions and actions taken by you, and experienced clinicians, in response to both emergency and non-urgent situations during your clinical practice

Activities:
Clinical practicum discussion forum participation Review of a journal article Reflective essay

05. Analyze and integrate large amounts of diverse and complex information to develop and present thorough, concise and appropriately targeted explanations of complex cases in emergency health and community mental health settings

Activities:
Clinical practicum discussion forum participation Review of a journal article Reflective essay

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter O'Meara

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 140.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Clinical Practicum Discussion Forum (equivalent to 500-words)10 01, 02, 04
One 1,250-word review of mental health paper40 01, 02, 04
One 2,000-word reflective essay on practice50 03, 05