In this unit, you will develop the skills to recognise, diagnose and manage patients with commonly encountered acute and life-threatening disease processes, throughout the life span. You will integrate your developing knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology with patient assessment, diagnostic evaluations and clinical history taking to formulate a provisional diagnosis. You will use this information to design and implement the most appropriate clinical management in line with contemporary professional guidelines and protocols, and emerging evidence-based practices. Case-based learning combined with high fidelity simulation will contextualise your essential clinical skills, clinical decision making and problem-solving abilities.
|Student Contribution Band||2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-requisite – BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1
Pre-requisite – PMSC11002 Foundations of Paramedic Clinical Practice
Co-requisite - PMSC12001 Procedures & Skills in Paramedic Care
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|
Compulsory Residential School
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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. Written Assessment||60%|
|2. Online Quiz(zes)||40%|
|3. Practical Assessment||0%|
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 .
No previous feedback available
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 introduction of this unit has been driven by industry feedback and the changing landscape of paramedic practice in Australia. By increasing the paramedic specific focus of the course our graduates will be better prepared for independent practice during graduate paramedic internships. The Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) now requires national registration for paramedics. This requires graduates to hold an accredited qualification for the purposes of registration. The development of this unit, and enclosed learning outcomes will ensure positive and prompt responsiveness to current and future requirements for registration and accreditation of the course.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•|
|2 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•|
|3 - Practical Assessment||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|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|
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|2 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Practical Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|