Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop an understanding of the underpinning pathophysiology relating to specific trauma conditions and the importance of integrating this theory into practice. Students combine technical skills with theoretical knowledge within the workshops and during simulation scenarios, and will extend their knowledge of systematic assessment procedures and history taking technique to apply these to the patient presenting with a traumatic condition. Students use the decision making process to assess, plan the management of and monitor patients presenting with a variety of traumatic conditions. Communication techniques appropriate to patient presentations will be identified and developed.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Burns

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPAR3IPP AND PHE3COS


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

Learning resources

Clinical practice guidelines for ambulance and MICA Paramedics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorAmbulance Victoria



PublisherAmbulance Victoria


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/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. Effectively communicate with other team members to manage patients presenting with traumatic conditions.
02. Assess patients presenting with traumatic injuries within a trauma setting and demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making.
03. Adapt fundamental principles, concepts and techniques to known and unknown situations to effectively manage the environments in which trauma occurs.
04. Plan and implement management strategies for patients presenting with trauma conditions while effectively monitoring and reassessing these patients to determine the effectiveness of treatments utilised.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Burns

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
class divided into 2 groups.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1-hour written exam (1,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

30-min individual practical examination (1,500-word equiv)  Hurdle requirement

N/AOtherIndividualYes35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mini-quiz following each module (Wks 4, 7 & 9) (1,500-word equiv)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4