Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will consider a range of medical and emergency care conditions relating to the following specific areas: gynaecology, obstetrics and paediatrics. Pre-hospital emergency management of patients, in these patient populations, will be discussed and applied to simulated case presentations. Emphasis will be placed on reflective, evidence-based practice and decision-making, and problem-solving skills needed to manage these population groups. Students will also combine theoretical knowledge, with practical skills, to effectively manage acute emergency gynaecological presentations, both normal and abnormal labour and birth processes, and the most common illnesses and injuries in the paediatric population.

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 subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHE3COS AND PAR3IPP


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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Individually, and as part of a team, use appropriate language and communication aides to communicate effectively with gynaecology, obstetric and paediatric patients.
02. You will be able to assess gynaecology, obstetric and paediatric patients in a variety of simulated settings.
03. Individually, and as a part of a team, judge and justify your assessment of a patient's condition using a paramedic decision-making process.
04. Individually, and as a part of a team, plan the management of, justify your plan, and effectively manage gynaecology, obstetric and paediatric patients.
05. Individually, and as part of a team, monitor and alter management of patients presenting from gynaecology, obstetric and paediatric population groups.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames King

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 16 - 22
One 3.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
class will be broken into 2 lab groups (0900-1200hrs and 1300 to 1600hrs) to be held on the same day.

LectureWeek: 16 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 17
One 3.00 hours unscheduled online class per week from week 10 to week 17 and delivered via online.
Students will study an online module during teaching weeks 10-15. Approximately 3 hours per week will be required, at the student's discretion.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

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

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 30-minute individual practical exam (3,000-words equivalent).Exam will be a clinical skills and medical case simulation. This is a HURDLE assessment: must pass this to pass subject

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualYes35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written submission profiling a paediatric illness (500-words)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5