PARAMEDIC CARDIAC AND RESPIRATORY

PAR3PCR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop an understanding of the underpinning pathophysiology relating to commonly encountered clinical problems of a cardiac and/or respiratory nature (chronic, acute, and life threatening). Practical skills and theoretical knowledge will be combined with clinical problem solving and decision-making competencies within this unit. Students will assess, plan the management of and monitor patients presenting with a variety of cardiac and respiratory conditions of a medical nature. Communication techniques appropriate to patient presentations will also be identified and developed.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Burns

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPAR3IPP AND PHE3COS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA Paramedics

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorAmbulance Victoria

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PublisherAmbulance Victoria

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Huszar's ECG and 12-Lead Interpretation

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorWesley

Year2016

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherElsevier

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Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorCurtis and Ramsden

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PublisherMosby

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate effective communication with patients presenting with medical conditions of a cardiac or respiratory nature
02. Construct and perform comprehensive assessments of patients with cardiac and/or respiratory conditions in a variety of simulated settings
03. Assess a patient's cardiac and/or respiratory condition using a paramedic decision making process
04. Manage, monitor and reassess patients with cardiac and respiratory conditions

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Burns

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
The class will be divided into two groups - morning and afternoon

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
5 Quizzes (1,000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
1 hour Written Examination (1,000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
30 minute Individual Prac Exam- Clinical Skills & Medical Case Simulation (2,000-word equivalent) Hurdle RequirementN/AN/AN/AYes35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4