Medical Emergencies 2

    Unit code: HFB2003 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Online Real Time
    St Albans
    HBM1202 - Anatomy and Physiology 2; and
    HFB1002 - Introduction to Pharmacology; and
    HFB1213 - Paramedic Clinical Practice 2
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit will allow students to apply, integrate and further develop their theoretical knowledge gained from earlier units. This theoretical unit will introduce students to pharmacology and pathophysiology associated with Immunological, respiratory and neurological conditions. Evidence based assessment and management of these patients will be explored within the paramedic context. Students will apply their knowledge as professionally and culturally safe clinicians underpinned by the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Interpret and investigate the pathophysiological concepts, processes, progression and complications associated with a range of complex medical aetiologies, to inform person-centred care;
    2. Critically review the appropriate assessment and management of patients presenting with immunological, respiratory and neurological conditions;
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the mechanism of action and safe and appropriate use of pharmacological agents, related to the management of selected medical conditions; and
    4. Articulate critical thinking and clinical reasoning related to evidence-based practice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient management.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 10%
    Part 1: Group Proposal- Plan for concept map of complex medical aetiology assessment (500 words)
    Assessment type: Project
    Grade: 20%
    Part 2: Group Concept Map of complex medical aetiology (1000 word equiv)
    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 40%
    Individual Case Study Analysis (2 hours)
    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 30%
    Scenario based MCQ and SAQ Assessment (1 hour)

    Required reading

    RECOMMENDED TEXTS: McCance, K.L., Huether, S.E., Brashers, V.L., & Rote, N.S. (2018) Pathophysiology: The biologic basis for disease in adults and children 8th ed. St Lois MO: Mosby Cameron, P., Little, M., Biswadev, M. & Deasy, C. (2019). Textbook of emergency medicine. 5th edition. Elsevier. Curtis, K., Ramsden, C., Shaban, R., Fry, M. & Considine, J. (2019). Emergency and trauma care for nurses and paramedics. 3rd edition. Elsevier. Bryant, B. Knights, K., Darroch, S., & Rowland, A. (2018) Pharmacology for health professionals 5th ed. Elsevier

    As part of a course

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