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PMC2210 Paramedicine Principles 2

Semester 2, 2022 Ipswich On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 30 June 2022

Staffing

Examiner: John Latham

Requisites

Pre-requisite: PMC1105 and PMC1000

Overview

Paramedicine Principles 2 is the second course that specifically addresses common medical and surgical conditions and emergencies that are encountered in paramedic practice. This course will enable students to further develop essential knowledge and skills in assessment, provisional and differential diagnosis as well as management of individuals who may present with an undifferentiated medical condition. Therefore, a broad range of topics related to practice are presented.

Medical and surgical emergencies account for a significant portion of the cases attended by paramedics. Therefore, this course will examine a diverse range of conditions including neurological, endocrine, metabolic, renal and gastrointestinal. The epidemiological, pathophysiological and clinical presentations of these conditions will also be covered. This course will also develop the students' ability to acquire and critically appraise evidence and determine the relationship between provisional and differential diagnosis.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate anatomical, physiological and pathological knowledge related to specific medical and surgical conditions;
  2. Examine epidemiological and demographic factors associated with various medical conditions;
  3. Apply clinical reasoning skills required to manage individuals with specific medical and surgical conditions and emergencies;
  4. Analyse treatment modalities associated with specific medical and surgical conditions and emergencies;
  5. Apply evidence-based practice to assess and manage individuals with specific medical and surgical conditions and emergencies, in a pre-hospital context.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Epidemiology of key medical conditions requiring paramedic assistance 20.00
2. Neurological emergencies
Stroke
Seizures
Intracranial diseases
40.00
3. Metabolic disorders 10.00
4. Endocrine conditions 10.00
5. Renal conditions 10.00
6. Gastrointestinal disorders 10.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Walls, R.M., Hockberger, R.S. & Gausche-Hill, M 2018, Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts & Clinical Practice, 9th edn, Elsevier, Australia.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Assessment
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Written Quiz No 20 1,2,5
Assignments Written Case Study No 30 3,4,5
Examinations Non-invigilated Time limited online examinatn No 50 1,2,3,4,5
Date printed 30 June 2022