PARAMEDICAL CLINICAL PLACEMENT B

PAR5CMB

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice and Bachelor of Public Health Promotion program are required to undertake clinical placements to develop their professional knowledge, clinical practice and professional behaviours. In this second clinical placement subject, students will have an opportunity to integrate theory into practice, under supervision, in a wider range of clinical and community settings. Students will undertake placements in aged care, rural health and ambulance service settings. These varied clinical experiences will enable students to develop as clinicians within the framework of the Paramedics Australasia Competency Standards for Paramedics. While on clinical placement, students will have the opportunity to practice and develop their clinical skills in the management of patients with chronic and acute health conditions in supervised clinical environments.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRay Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PAR4ATM & PAR4PMB

Co-requisites PAR3GSN & PHE3BRH

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use relevant theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to decide on, and justify, the care you provide to patients while supervised within emergency ambulance services, aged care and rural health settings. You will be able to: (a) undertake paramedic clinical tasks and techniques in a supervised emergency ambulance services setting; (b) determine and describe an appropriate paramedic response to a patient's real life emergency situation; (c) competently integrate theory and practice to provide care to patients in an emergency situation while being supervised.

Activities:
Undertake supervised clinical practice with an ambulance service, aged care facility and a rural health service.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Perform as an effective and responsible team member and work, under supervision, with paramedics and other health care professionals to provide appropriate patient care within emergency ambulance services, aged care and rural health settings. You will be able to (a) describe and assess the operational setting for paramedics in the community and the emergency health system; (b) apply independent work and team skills in an integrated manner in a variety of situations and teams in a workplace setting; (c) perform an effective patient handover to and from related emergency services and primary health care teams.

Activities:
Observe the professional interactions of health professionals in different settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

03. Recognise, and perform, your role and responsibilities in emergency ambulance services, aged care and rural health settings under supervision. You will be able to: (a) integrate those statutes, legislation and public policies that guide clinical practice for a paramedic into your practice; (b) identify the social and ethical principles and standards of practice in use in clinical settings, by evaluating personal and organisational characteristics and strategies; (c) display professional demeanours and leadership capabilities required of a beginning paramedic; (d) identify and apply a culturally sensitive approach to your own reactions, and to those of patients and their families, to chronic and acute illness or injury experienced in clinical settings.

Activities:
Examine the organisational similarities and differences between the operation of ambulance services, aged care facilities and rural health services.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Assimilate information and communicate it clearly as appropriate for emergency ambulance services, aged care and rural health settings. You will be able to: (a) determine and integrate the most appropriate communication technologies and media to utilise in these clinical settings; (b) interpret complex information into an appropriate mode to inform others with specific needs and context; (c) use contextually sensitive written and oral skills to engage others in effective communication; (d) develop and present concise and thorough explanations that are relevant and appropriately targeted for patients or colleagues as needed.

Activities:
Examine and interpret the patient care records in the emergency ambulance service, aged care and rural health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)

05. Critically reflect on and review your clinical practice to determine, and put in place, strategies for improvement. You will be able to: (a) generate a reflective journal during your clinical practice; (b) identify suitable resources and learning experiences to maintain your learning needs relevant to the emergency ambulance services, aged care and rural health clinical environments; (c) negotiate opportunities to undertake learning experiences within the clinical setting.

Activities:
Complete a reflective essay on the role of paramedics in the aged care and/or rural health settings.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Communication (Communication)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRay Gleeson

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site
One 17.0 days placement - off site per study period and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake 4 weeks ( approximately 17.5 x 8-hour days or 140 hours of clinical placement )"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
reflective essayEssay on the role of paramedics in the aged care and/or rural health settings (2,000 word equivalent)100 03, 05