GERONTOLOGY FOR PARAMEDICS
Credit points: 15
In this subject, you will learn about a range of medical conditions associated with ageing and will examine current knowledge of the pathophysiology of ageing, the meaning of ageing, and challenges affecting those who reach advanced ages. Out of hospital management of geriatric patients will be considered, and the physical, psychosocial and psychological aspects relating to ageing will be debated and applied to simulated learning experiences. You will also combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills to effectively manage geriatric patients with a range of long-term medical conditions necessitating specialised and extended care measures. Particular emphasis is placed on decision making, communication, and problem-solving skills integral to the management of this population group.
SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School
Subject Co-ordinatorGeorge Mnatzaganian
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites PHE3COS, PAR3IPP
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Living with chronic illness and disability
AuthorChange, E; Johnson, A.
PublisherThirroul, N.S.W., Spinney Press
Older People: Issues and Innovations in Care
AuthorNay and Garratt
Global Ageing in the Twenty-First Century Challenges, Opportunities and Implications
AuthorMcDaniel and Zimmer
PublisherFarnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
Total hours/days requiredN/A
Location of WBL activity (region)N/A
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorGeorge Mnatzaganian
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
One 5.00 days placement - off site other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical placement with a rural or aged care placement provider
TutorialWeek: 42 - 43
Two 2.00 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 42 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students to attend two 2-hour tutorials on campus, in Weeks 42 and 43
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 32 - 41
Nine 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 32 to week 41 and delivered via blended.
Nine 3-hour online learning sessions
WorkShopWeek: 31 - 31
Three 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students to attend three3-hour workshops on campus, in Week 31
Three online quizzes(250-word equivalent each)Online quizzes[Weeks 33, 35, 37]
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Written essay assignment(1,500 words)The students will be given a list of conditions fromwhich they will select one topic.[Week 39][The amount of intellectual effort required tocomplete the written essay assignment is greaterthan that of the reflective journal activityregardless of word count]
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Fortnightly critically reflectivejournal activity(2,000-word equivalent)Weeks 32, 35, 38, and 42.
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Report from clinical preceptorbased on national professionalcompetency standardsHurdle requirement to meet professional competency standardsand clinical placement attendance as required byparamedic registration and accreditation bodies.Tasks are provided to students online via PebblePad Clinical Placement Module.National professional competency standards include safe practice, standards of conduct, delivery of clinical practice, and attendance.
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