PMSC11002 - Foundations of Paramedic Clinical Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides you with basic paramedic practice skills and knowledge to start to formulate clinical diagnosis and treatment plans for patients. You will learn scene assessment, patient assessment, diagnostic evaluations, history taking and treatment integration in cardiac life support. The unit also reviews the concepts of manual handling as well as infection control and safety in practice.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

PMSC11001 Foundations of Paramedic Science

Must have a current First Aid Certificate (with current CPR) submitted to the School of HMAS Clinical Placement before enrolling in this unit.

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Townsville
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

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To see assessment details from an earlier availability, please search via a previous term.

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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 57.99% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students suggested that an online session may be of benefit prior the quizzes
Recommendation
Provide a live recorded online session to discuss the quizzes
Action Taken
A live Zoom session was recorded in week four. The content reflected the online content of PMSC 11002 and discussed the upcoming online quiz. Another live session in week ten was scheduled but only one student attended.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Residential schools were greatly loved by students. Very positive feedbacks regarding the structure/content and the support provided during the residential schools.
Recommendation
Continue with the current format and same enthusiasm.
Action Taken
We continued with the same format. It appears to be working for our students.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Some students felt that they were disadvantaged by having quizzes closing during work hours.
Recommendation
Closing time for all quizzes should be after hours to ensure all students have the same opportunity.
Action Taken
All quizzes were open for one week and closed at 23:59 on the last day.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Different teaching from tutors during the residential schools increased confusion.
Recommendation
Continue with pre-residential school briefings - highlighting areas that tend to cause confusion due to QAS protocols or experience based short cuts. Continue with briefings for all tutors prior each day.
Action Taken
Tutors were given all the material necessary for each day. Each tutors were provided with a briefling before each session to ensure consistency. This is a difficult area to control.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Different teaching from tutors during the residential schools increased confusion.
Recommendation
Continue with pre-residential school briefings - highlighting areas that tend to cause confusion due to QAS protocols or experience based short cuts. Continue with briefings for all tutors prior each day. Utilise previous tutors that have taught in PMSC 11002.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Residential schools are loved by students. The content and the structure of the residential schools seem to be well received.
Recommendation
Continue with the current format and same enthusiasm.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students would like a more detailed expectation of the on-campus asessments.
Recommendation
Provide an example of a marking rubric during the residential school to ensure they know what is expected.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the continuing suppport throughout the term from the teaching staff.
Recommendation
Continue to provide support to all our students. Ensure that responses are provided in a timely manner.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Short videos on moodle have been well received and appreciated.
Recommendation
Ensure all future videos are less than twenty minutes in length.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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