Clinical Practice 3

    Unit code: HFB2117 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    St Albans
    HFB1213 - Paramedic Clinical Practice 2; and
    HFB2003 - Medical Emergencies 2; or
    HFB2121 - Paramedic Clinical Science 1 (Medical Emergencies 1); or
    HFB2002 - Medical Emergencies 1
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    In this unit, students will apply clinical skills relevant to paramedicine and demonstrate culturally safe practice. 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.


    For Melbourne campuses

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

    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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