EXTENDED COMMUNITY PARAMEDICINE
Credit points: 15
In this subject you will explore the similarities and the differences between the traditional Ambulance Paramedic role and the emerging role of the Extended Community Paramedic. You will develop insight to the concepts of out of hospital care beyond traditional jurisdictional ambulance service models. The subject will introduce you to practice resources and equipment available to the community paramedic as well as commercial and industrial sector paramedics to manage patients with lower acuity and chronic health presentations. You will expand your knowledge and skills required for practice as an Extended Community Paramedic (ECP) and sole practitioner paramedic.
SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Burns
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesPAR3PCR AND PAR3PMM
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Primary Care Diagnostics : The Patient Centred Approach in the New Commissioning Environment
PublisherCRC Press LLC
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Paramedic: Growing the Good, Breaking the Bad & Undoing the Ugly in Paramedicine
PublisherTablo Pty Limited
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA Paramedics
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required12
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
WBL addtional requirementsN/A
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Burns
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 days placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
Placement will relate to Primary Care and is a hurdle requirement.
Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Discussion forums x 1 100 word equiv Online quiz x 2; 100-word equiv each (300 Words) Week 3 Week 6 Week 10
|Quizzes||Individual||No||25||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5|
20-minute OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) skills station and Viva Voce 1500-word. Conducted during examination period
|Practical demonstration||Individual||No||35||SILO2, SILO3, SILO5|
Written examination 1.5 hours 2000-word equivalent. Conducted during examination period
|Other written exam||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
Report from clinical preceptor. Hurdle requirement. Need to meet professional competency standards and clinical placement attendance as required by paramedic registration and accreditation bodies. Tasks are provided to students online via Pebble Pad Clinical Placement Module.
|Other||Individual||Yes||0||SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|