FOUNDATIONS OF PARAMEDIC PRACTICE

PAR1FPP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


This subject will provide students with a theoretical framework that underpins the paramedic systematic approach to an incident and prepares students for further paramedic clinical content. A number of clinical concepts will be presented, including safety and wellbeing, the paramedic clinical approach, clinical reasoning and pathophysiology and clinical procedures relating to airway and respiratory status, perfusion and alterations in consciousness.


SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions All students must successfully complete this subject prior enrolling in PAR3IPP Introduction to Paramedic Practice. This includes any student considering a lateral transfer into second year of the paramedicine program.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA ParamedicsPrescribedAmbulance VictoriaBlue Star Print

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe the principles underpinning the standard paramedic approach to an incident and implement appropriate measures to simulated patients in correct sequence.

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Recognise potential hazards at simulated paramedic response scenes and describe techniques to eliminate or minimise these hazards

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Determine the physiological status of a range of simulated patients through demonstrated correct use of standard assessment techniques.

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Describe, provide a rationale for, and implement appropriate airway and unconscious patient management techniques for simulated patients in a variety of settings.

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Describe the legalities relating to consent and assumed consent for different patient presentations and circumstances.

Activities:
Review of online materials and participation in online discussion forums, scenarios and role plays during face to face modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Week 02-08, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 02 - 08
One 5.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via online.

WorkShop Week: 02 - 08
Three 7.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 02 to week 08 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The class will be divided into two groups: Group 1 has face to face scheduled for W04 Fri, W05 Thurs, W07 Thurs. Group 2 has face to face scheduled for W04 Tue, W05 Fri, W07 Fri "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Practical examination (1,500-word equivalent)40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Online quizzes (750-words equivalent)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay (1,000-word equivalent)30 05
Online quiz 2 (total 750-word equivalent)20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05