This unit allows the student the opportunity to apply, integrate, consolidate and extend their theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained from earlier years, in relation to complex yet commonly experienced patient conditions. This unit will further student knowledge and understanding of respiratory and airway conditions, obstetric, newborn, paediatric emergencies, advanced cardiology and ECGs. The unit will focus on pre-hospital through to hospital procedures and management including pathophysiology and pharmacotherapies with respect to advanced cardiac and airway management.

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HFB2223 - Clinical Practice 4

HFB2232 - Paramedic Clinical Science 2 (Trauma)

HFB2234 - Evidence Based Practice

HFB2233 - Paramedic Clinical Science 3 (Medical Emergencies 2)

HFB3135 - Paramedic Clinical Science 5 (Special Populations)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Exemplify clinical reasoning, assessment and management of advanced airway and respiratory/ventilation;  
  2. Exemplify clinical reasoning, assessment and management of the obstetric newborn and paediatric patient;  
  3. Exemplify clinical reasoning, assessment and management of patients presenting with advanced cardiac emergencies; and  
  4. Analyse and interpret advanced ECG's including the aetiology, clinical significance and pre-hospital management.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Test 1: Short answer questions (40mins) 12%
Test Test 2: Short answer questions (40mins) 12%
Test Test 3: Short answer questions (1hr) 26%
Practicum Scenario practicum (40mins) 50%
To obtain a Pass or higher all components of assessment must be completed and an aggregate mark of 50% must be attained. Additional hurdle requirements include satisfactory completion of the scenario practicum, 80 hours of placements (clinical, simulation or equivalent) and satisfactory completed logbook and 80% attendance of all practical class (laboratories). These hurdle requirements enable students to acquire the essentials skills and knowledge expected in graduate paramedic practice and to meet accreditation requirements. Ambulance Victoria requires students to engage with clinical placement and not undertake other university commitments at this time.

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