6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- First semester 2019 (Online)
- Second semester 2019 (Online)
- Summer semester A 2019 (On-campus block of classes)
Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: 3876, 3877, 3878, M6015
This unit addresses the advanced care principles related to the further development of knowledge, understanding and skill for providing emergency treatment and intervention to the obstetric patient as well as the paediatric and neonatal population.
Previous clinical experience at an advanced life support level is employed as the basis for identifying key differences and additional interventions appropriate to the management of obstetric complications or the pregnant patient who has sustained physical trauma or who presents with a medical emergency.
UPon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to;
- Demonstrate the skills and knowledge to effectively manage obstetric emergencies and provide advanced care for the pregnant patient presenting with physical trauma and/or a medical emergency;
- Relate the pathophysiology of common paediatric conditions to the early identification of severe illness in paediatric patients;
- Formulate treatment pathways for the effective management of paediatric and obstetric emergencies including appropriate pharmacotherapeutic regimes, and demonstrating forward planning for ongoing management;
- Synthesise the contemporary evidence base and employ the principles of best practice into the management of paediatric and neonatal trauma and medical emergencies, using a clinical problem solving and clinical decision making model;
- Evaluate the psychological and physiological responses of children to illness and injury compared to the adult population;
- Interpret the epidemiology of paediatric and obstetric conditions including the common patterns of paediatric and obstetric injury and related contemporary interventions.
NOTE: From 1 July 2019, the duration of all exams is changing to combine reading and writing time. The new exam duration for this unit is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
- 2 x iSAP Case Study (1,000 words/10 minute video) (40%) (Hurdle)
- 2 x Clinical practice discussion forum (20%)
- Final Exam (2 hours) (40%) (Hurdle)
Students will be expected to complete at least 6 hours of distance education directed learning and a minimum of 6 hours of private study and self-directed learning per week.
If completed on-campus, students will be expected to complete the equivalent of 6 hours of lectures, seminars or online tutorials per week in addition to 6 hours of self-directed learning.
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