Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the specific challenges of caring for Paediatric patients. You will develop an understanding of the pathophysiology relating to the commonly encountered health conditions of paediatric patients. You will assess, plan and manage paediatric patients with a diverse spectrum of conditions. You will refine your age specific communication techniques in a variety of clinical settings.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames King

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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

Career Ready


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 Paediatric patients presenting with diverse medical conditions.
02. Construct and perform comprehensive assessments of patients with a broad range of medical conditions in a variety of simulated settings
03. Assess, plan and manage Paediatric patients with a broad range of medical condition using a paramedic Decision Making Process

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

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.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays 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 25 students per group


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Quizzes (1000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

1 hour Written Examination (1,000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

30-minute Individual Prac Exam - Oral exam & Medical Case Simulation (2,000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3