par3ctm comp trauma management




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will learn the underpinning pathophysiology associated with traumatic injuries of the head, chest and spine, and burn injuries affecting body structure and function. You will build upon your 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.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE3COS and PAR3IPP and PAR3PMT


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


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. Demonstrate effective communication with patients presenting with specific traumatic conditions.

Scenarios and role play

02. Assess a patient presenting with a traumatic injury within a trauma setting.

Simulated case studies and scenarios. Whole-of-class case studies.

03. Determine a patient's condition using a paramedic Decision Making Process.

Scenarios. Written case studies within workbook.

04. Plan the management, and effectively

Scenarios, skills stations, role play and workbook case

05. Monitor and reassess patients presenting with specific traumatic conditions.

Scenarios, skills stations and workbook case studies

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRay Gleeson

Class requirements

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


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
One 1-hour written examination (equivalent to 1000-words)5002, 01, 03, 05, 04
One 30-minute individual practical examination (equivalent to 2,000-words)Hurdle requirement3501, 04, 02, 03, 05
Online quiz at the end of each module (equivalent to 1,000-words)1502, 03, 04, 05, 01