This unit will provide you with an introduction to Australian and International ambulance services and systems. Throughout this unit you will explore various aspects of professionalism, teamwork and the impacts of a career in the emergency service; this will allow you to develop strategies to enhance your personal safety, emotional well being and longevity in the paramedic field while ensuring patient management priorities are met. As part of this unit there will be an introduction to Indigenous health and culture as well as the legal and ethical frameworks of paramedicine to provide you with a solid foundation for future clinical practice. *PLEASE NOTE* YOU MUST HAVE A CURRENT CERTIFIED FIRST AID CERTIFICATE (with current CPR) IN ORDER TO PROGRESS TO THE NEXT UNIT - PMSC11002 Foundations of Paramedic Clinical Practice.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Online Quiz(zes)||20%|
|2. Online Quiz(zes)||20%|
|3. Written Assessment||60%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 32.09% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The new learning outcomes align with the Council of Ambulance Authorities accreditation (CAA) standards of:
3.1.4 Collaboration with the ambulance sector.
3.1.5 Collaboration with the profession.
3.1.6 Interaction with other sectors.
The new learning outcomes also aligns with the CAA Paramedic Professional Competency Standards:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Online Quiz(zes)||•|
|2 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|