In this unit you will develop the capacity to engage with, assess, and manage obstetrics and paediatric patients. Upon completion of this unit, you will be able to draw upon your knowledge of pathophysiology, epidemiology, and aetiology to provide professional, situational, and culturally appropriate treatment pathways for managing these special populations.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-requisite - PMSC12001 Procedures and Skills in Paramedic Practice, PMSC11004 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 1 and PMSC12004 Advanced Electrophysiology and Coronary 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||40%|
|2. Online Quiz(zes)||20%|
|3. Online Quiz(zes)||40%|
|4. 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 .
Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.67% 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:
It is now a requirement of Paramedic registration, to align with the AHPRA accreditation guidelines. These are broken down into five domains. Below aligns the proposed learning outcomes with these domains, with each domain also listed below:
Learning outcome 1 aligns with professional capabilities for registered paramedics Domain 1, 2, 3 & 5
Learning outcome 2 aligns with professional capabilities for registered paramedics Domain 1, 2, 3 & 5
Learning outcome 3 aligns with professional capabilities for registered paramedics Domain 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Learning outcome 4 aligns with professional capabilities for registered paramedics Domain 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Learning outcome 5 aligns with professional capabilities for registered paramedics Domain 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Domain 1 – Professional and ethical conduct
· Practice ethically and professionally, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements
· Provide each patient with an appropriate level of dignity and care
Domain 2 – Professional communication and collaboration
· Communicate clearly, sensitively and effectively with patient and other relevant people
Domain 3 – Evidence-based practice and professional learning
· Make informed and reasonable decisions
· Use clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills to determine clinical judgements and appropriate actions
· Draw on appropriate knowledge and skills in order to make professional judgements
Domain 4 – Safety, risk management and quality assurance
· Protect and enhance patient safety
· Maintain safety of self and others in the work environment
Domain 5 – Paramedicine practice
· Assess and monitor the patient capacity to receive care
· Understand the key concepts of the bodies of knowledge which are specifically relevant to paramedicine practice
· Conduct appropriate diagnostic or monitoring procedures, treatment, therapy or other actions safely
· Formulate specific and appropriate patient care and treatment actions
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•|
|2 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•|
|3 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•|
|4 - Practical 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||•||•||•||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|