INTRODUCTION TO PARAMEDIC PRACTICE
Credit points: 15
In this subject students learn techniques and processes essential to patient assessment, and are introduced to history taking and decision making techniques. This subject also introduces the student to the principles of basic life support, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, basic airway management and initial care of a patient in actual life threat. Safe workplace practices, including manual handling, are also covered. The subject will also facilitate the integration of communication skills into practice.
SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School
Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in HZPPNB and must have passed HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB; OR must be admitted in HHPPB and must have passed HBS1HBA and HBS1HBB and PAR1FPP
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Clinical practice guidelines for ambulance and MICA paramedics
AuthorAmbulance Victoria - current version
PublisherBLUE STAR PRINT, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA
Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ: A Clinical Reasoning Approach
AuthorJohnson, M., Boyd, L., Grantham, H., Eastwood, K.
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required44 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible
WBL addtional requirementsHours include clinical placement (20hours) as well as professional engagement (24hours): role plays and simulations on campus during workshops.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Two 10.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
two observation shifts with Ambulance Victoria during the semester
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekends during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
2 x groups of 20 students (a.m. and p.m. class)
1-hour written exam (1,000-word equivalent)
|Central exam||Individual||No||50||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
30-min individual prac exam & basic life support case sim (1,500-word equivalent) hurdle requirement
|Other||Individual||Yes||35||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
Online responses to key questions (1000-word) weeks 2,4,6,8, 10 and 12
|Other||Individual||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|