Clinical Practice 3

Unit code: HFB2117 | Study level: Undergraduate
12
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
St Albans
HFB1213 - Paramedic Clinical Practice 2
HFB2121 - Paramedic Clinical Science 1 (Medical Emergencies 1)
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)
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Overview

Students will  apply  their skills as practically and culturally safe clinicians. They will build on and consolidate their theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained from previous units, in relation to complex yet commonly experienced patient conditions. Topics of interest will include cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological and endocrine conditions, using contemporary and evidence-based best practice.  The unit will focus on pre-hospital assessment and management of these patients, through to hospital procedures. This includes pathophysiology, the safe use of pharmacotherapies and incorporating relevant aspects of the National Safety and Quality Health Service standards. Students are encouraged to participate in effective written and verbal communication and critical, self-reflection throughout the unit, to allow for continued student development.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Articulate and demonstrate competency in safely assessing and managing patients with a range of complex conditions;
  2. Demonstrate the correct administration, usage and analysis of cardiac monitoring devices;
  3. Articulate and demonstrate the mechanism of action and the safe and correct management of appropriate non-pharmacological and pharmacological agents, including evaluation of use and outcomes; and
  4. Develop evidence-based clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills through a case-based learning approach.

Assessment

For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Portfolio
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Grade: Pass/Fail
Clinical Workbook
Assessment type: Practicum
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Grade: Pass/Fail
OSCE - Skills (30mins)
Assessment type: Practicum
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Grade: Pass/Fail
Self-directed Learning
Assessment type: Practicum
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Grade: Pass/Fail
OSCE - Scenario (30mins)

Required reading

RECOMMENDED TEXTS : Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Shaban, R., Fry, M. & Considine, J. (2019). Emergency and trauma care for nurses and paramedics. 3rd edition. Elsevier. Cameron, P., Little, M., Biswadev, M. & Deasy, C. (2019). Textbook of emergency medicine. 5th edition. Elsevier. Wesley, K. (2016). Huszar's Basic Dysrhythmias and Acute Coronary Syndromes. 6th edition. Elsevier.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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