This course, in conjunction with the course HCPAR 5011: Paramedic Clinical Diagnostics 1 introduces the student to Paramedicine, pre hospital care and the paramedic profession. Utilising models of practice, the student will develop in the fundamentals of Paramedicine practical and theoretical clinical competencies. These will include an introduction to the pre-hospital ambulance management of patients both at scene and in moving vehicles, lifting and transferring of patients, working as a member of the health care team and written and interpersonal communications in Paramedicine. The unit will also review Occupational Health and Safety issues, an introduction to aspects of law and ethics, and Patient Care Records (PCR) in Paramedicine. This leads to undertaking basic life support in a paramedic context including treatment delivered in resuscitation, medical, trauma and psychological health crises. Throughout the unit problem-based and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE), learning models will be used and students will be constantly encouraged to develop critical thinking processes.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 182kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount