PMSC12004 - Advanced Electrophysiology and Coronary Care

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will enable you to complete detailed clinical assessments and examination of cardiac patients, focusing on the use of 12-lead electrocardiograms as a diagnostic tool in emergency care. You will study the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of cardiac and cardiorespiratory conditions, including acute coronary syndromes, cardiac failure, and cardiac arrest. Practical coronary care skills such as defibrillation and 12 lead ECG acquisition will be taught in this unit. Problem-based case management and clinical interventions are practised in the high-fidelity simulation environment during the residential school, allowing you to contextualise your knowledge of coronary care in preparation for decision-supported thrombolysis in paramedic practice.

Details

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

Pre-requisite - PMSC11002 and BMSC11002

Co-requisite - PMSC12001

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).

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2022

Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Cairns
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Townsville

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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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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 36.09% 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: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Timely, clear and actionable assessment feedback.
Recommendation
Students appreciated individual feedback on assessment items. Continue to provide individualised feedback on assessments to assist student engagement and learning.
Action Taken
Individual feedback on assessment items has been continued.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Clinical discussion sessions prior to scenario practice during residential school.
Recommendation
Feedback highlighted that students enjoyed the ability to review ECGS and the underlying pathophysiology of disease presentation before targeted scenario practice. Continue to use this method for residential schools.
Action Taken
Weekly Zoom sessions for ECG review were introduced this year, as well as an 'ECG of the Week'.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Study guides, handouts and notes assisted with learning.
Recommendation
ECG guides, weekly study guides and supplementary study notes were made available to assist with learning. Continue to develop and refine these resources.
Action Taken
Study guides and supplementary resources were enhanced and utilised again this year.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students appreciated weekly Zoom session for ECG diagnosis
Recommendation
Continue Zoom sessions dedicated to ECG diagnosis.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit Evaluation
Feedback
Students would appreciate more case studies and practical examples.
Recommendation
Design and develop case studies and scenario examples for future offerings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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