PMSC13010 - Consolidated Paramedic Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will consolidate your knowledge of the vast array of medical, environmental and mental health issues through varying ages, community groups, and social cohorts. In this unit, you will study the prehospital management of various medical conditions and learn how to discriminate between similar and confounding presentations. Through case-based learning, you will apply clinical knowledge and skills and develop your critical thinking and clinical judgement skills to confidently reach diagnoses. This will enable you to determine the most appropriate clinical management following contemporary industry guidelines and protocols. A residential school will consolidate your knowledge with practice in high-fidelity simulation case management exercises.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
  • Pre-requisites:
    • PMSC12002 Clinical Paramedic Practice 1
    • MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology
    • PMSC13012 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 3

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 0%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 23.86% 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: Have your say. Moodle
Feedback
Residential schools were well organised with clear expectations. It was clear what you are expected to know. This, along with being assured that assessment scenarios will not be anything new or something we haven't had a chance to practice, greatly reduces stress and lets you focus on getting your systems down and asking for feedback on how to fine-tune your approach.
Recommendation
Continuation of well laid out expectations via Moodle recorded presentation, and Zoom sessions assist students to focus on the tasks required. This format will continue in future offerings.
Action Taken
Residential school again this term was well received. Maintaining the focus on explicitly outlining expectations and delivering in a structured format will continue.
Source: Have your say. Moodle
Feedback
Add an extra day to the residential school. More time focused on protocols and preparing for practical examinations
Recommendation
The residential school schedule will be reviewed.
Action Taken
While requested by some students, extra time at residential school is logistically challenging. This residential school runs in conjunction with other third-year units that extend students' time away from their home locations. This adds to the cost and family burden for some of our students, which must be appreciated. The focus will continue to offer an excellent residential school experience in the traditional timeframe of four days.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
The best aspects of this unit were expanding my understanding of different pathophysiological processes and being able to treat them accordingly in a prehospital setting. Having fantastic lecturers and appropriate learning resources in this unit helped my learning needs significantly.
Recommendation
A common theme was that the students were satisfied with their learning resources, lectures and tutorials. Although Zoom sessions were not overly supported by attendance, students commented that they enjoyed watching the recordings. This format will remain for future deliveries.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
The idea of the unit is good, to rehash over everything, but we were just watching past lectures.
Recommendation
This is a capstone consolidation unit in which some lectures are revisited during the term from the previous unit. Most students commented that this is beneficial to their learning, while some stated they did not find the revision aspect overly helpful. Focusing on future offerings will combine previous material in a case study format. This will allow the students to review course content and application without overtly reviewing prior content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Take a systematic and responsive approach to clinical assessment and evaluation
  2. Evaluate clinical history and assessment findings to differentiate between various medical, environmental and mental health pathologies to reach accurate diagnoses
  3. Apply critical thinking in case management, justifying clinical decisions with evidence-based rationale
  4. Manage clinical cases with appropriate prioritisation of treatment following professional guidelines and protocols.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Practical Assessment