Traumatic injury and environmental trauma form a significant treatment burden on Australia’s health care system and are a major cause of death and disability across all demographics. Within this unit you will develop an understanding of traditional and emerging approaches to assisting those suffering traumatic injuries within an out-of-hospital specific context. This will include a week by week approach to the systematic assessment of each body system. Due to Australia's unique geography, climate and environment, a component of this unit will include the management of environmental and envenomation related emergencies as well as chemical, biological and radiological events. Upon successful completion, you will have a comprehensive understanding of a systematic trauma assessment and overall management of trauma within an out of hospital context.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
PMSC12001 - Procedures and Skills in Paramedic Care
PMSC12002 - Clinical Paramedic Practice 1
PMSC13003 - Pharmacology in Paramedic Practice
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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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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||50%|
|2. Online Test||50%|
|3. On-campus Activity||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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.59% 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:
This proposed unit aligns to the graduate paramedic competency standards as defined by the professional organisation representing paramedics, Paramedics Australasia and the national body providing accreditation standards for competent paramedic practice and educational design, Council of Ambulance Authorities. Reference document can be found at:
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