PARAMEDIC CLINICAL LEADERSHIP

PAR5PCL

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will explore the concepts of command, control, team work and leadership and their application to disasters, major incidents and sentinel events. The framework of planning, preparation, response and recovery will be used to investigate various roles and responsibilities essential to effective emergency management. Events with the potential to stretch ambulance and health resources at a community, state and national level will be examined. Students will also develop an understanding of and ability to utilise risk assessment tools and strategies in a variety of routine and challenging circumstances.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorNathan Ross

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PAR3GSN

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically examine, describe and analyse the principles of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery

Activities:
Compare and contrast emergency responses for a range of presented national and international disaster case studies, identifying the defining elements of the disaster or major incident. Differentiate between Ambulance Service incident management and core business, discuss the impact that major incidents may have on business activities, and generate a range of potential ambulance service mitigating factors for such circumstances. Formulate a range of interventions for maintenance of both personal and organisational resilience capabilities on-line learning tasks including case studies . simulated emergency exercise . simulated mass casualty incident day.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Independently & as part of simulated multi agency response team, demonstrate effective execution of leadership & command & control abilities in a variety of mass casualty & emergency incident scenarios.

Activities:
Analyse, critique, compare & contrast the concepts of command, control & coordination in the setting of emergency & mass casualty incidents. Engage in concise & effective communication with colleagues & individuals at a professional leadership level. Examine the underpinning elements of effective leadership & identify a range of personal characteristics integral to effective leadership in mass casualty & emergency situations. Self-critique your current leadership abilities & formulate strategies to expand these abilities based on existing theoretical principles. Case study analysis . group discussion exercises . simulated emergency exercise. simulated mass casualty incident day.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)

03. Outline and analyse principles for group and individual debriefing of major incidents in terms of the known psychological effects on emergency workers, bystanders, patients and communities.

Activities:
b. Engage in high level communication and negotiation as you oversee and coordinate simulated ambulance emergency response to major incidents c. Formulate a range of ethically and legally sensitive responses to simulated media enquiries based on your Formulate an understanding of the media role, and the principles of timely effective liaison with media during major casualty and emergency activities. Draw upon technologies to gather pertinent information, disseminate information to colleagues and emergency service responders. scenario and role play . group discussion exercises . simulated emergency exercise . simulated mass casualty incident day.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical/ Social Responsibility (Ethical/ Social Responsibility)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Communication (Communication)

04. Analyse the evidence relating to principles of risk management and its relationship to major incidents and emergency response.

Activities:
Define risk, describe and critique the role of risk and hazard assessments in major incidents, and appraise the effectiveness of risk assessments through examination of a variety of incident case studies. Identify and examine the Ambulance Victoria risk assessment tool used by critical incident managers, and compare and contrast this with risk assessment tools used in other organisations. Critically analyse presented scenarios, determine appropriate risk mitigation strategies, and formulate effective Event Plans based on your assessment. Group discussion . case study exercises . practical risk assessment activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Communication (Communication)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)

05. Describe and critically analyse emergency management frameworks and emergency response procedures at organisational, state, and federal government levels.

Activities:
Describe, and formulate comparisons between State and Federal legislation and approaches to disaster planning and emergency management. Identify and explain the levels of emergency management response within Ambulance Victoria, and describe and analyse the role of impact statements and escalation flow charts during major incidents. Define, describe and critique the reporting relationships between the State Health Emergency Response Plan and Ambulance Victoria whole of organisation Emergency Response Plan Group discussions case studies . mass casualty exercise . simulated emergency exercise
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline Specific Competencies (Discipline Specific Competencies)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Communication (Communication)
Professional Practice (Professional Practice)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Distance Education

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNathan Ross

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 32 - 43
One 1.5 hours problem based learning per week from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"During semester weeks 32 to 42: on-line learning modules/cases and contribution to group discussion 1.5 hours per week."

WorkShop Week: 43 - 43
One 3.0 days workshop per study period from week 43 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In week 43, students will participate in an on-campus block mode week, that includes one x 3-hour workshop."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Contribution to on-line discussion (300-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One literature review on Major Incident Mitigation (2,000-word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One risk assessment activity (1,500-word equivalent)40 04