units

PAR4460

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedics

Coordinator(s)

Mr Wayne Gardam and Mr Campbell Asker

Offered

Alfred Hospital

  • Summer semester A 2016 (On-campus block of classes)
  • Winter semester 2016 (On-campus block of classes)

Notes

BLOCK-ON offering is not available to International students.

Synopsis

This units aims to prepare the student for clinical practice by using simulation-training methods to improve the understanding of human factors and their impact on the quality of team-based clinical care within the specific emergency paramedicial environment. The unit will allow the student to implement key clinical skills and practice clinical judgment, clinical decision making with implementation of management within a broad range of simulated emergencies and objective, structured clinical exams (OSCES).

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Develop and implement a clinical simulation
  2. Rationalise the importance of critical clinical decision making and clinical judgment
  3. Describe and explain the human factors and their impacts on a paramedic team in a crisis situation
  4. Analyse an emergency situation, take charge of the situation and implement appropriate clinical care
  5. Perform high ranging life-saving clinical skills safely and efficiently in a simulated environment
  6. Competently perform a range of paramedic skills including advanced airway management, diagnostics and the administration of pharmaceuticals agents.
  7. Apply theoretic concepts of paramedicine to a simulated clinical setting
  8. Evaluate the outcome of the simulation on their patient care practices.

Assessment

Portfolio (50%)
OSCE (50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Students will be expected to complete at least 6 hours of internet learning or and a minimum of 6 hours of private study and self-directed learning per week. If completed on-campus sessions, students will be expected to attend the equivalent of 6 hours of lectures, seminars and tutorials per week and complete a minimum of 6 hours of self-directed learning.

Students will be expected to complete at least 6 hours of internet learning or and a minimum of 6 hours of private study and self-directed learning per week prior to engaging in the simulation exercises.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Emergency health - paramedic practice

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in courses 3876, 3877 or 3878.

Prohibitions