In this unit, you will study the pathophysiology, presentation, and pre-hospital management of various environmental, toxicological and toxinological emergencies. You will learn how to discriminate between similar conditions and confounding presentations. Through case-based learning, you will develop the critical thinking and clinical judgement skills to confidently reach diagnoses and determine the most appropriate clinical management in accordance with contemporary industry guidelines and protocols. A residential school consolidates knowledge with practice in high-fidelity simulation case management exercises.
|Student Contribution Band||2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
PMSC12005 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 2
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||50%|
|2. Practical Assessment||0%|
|3. Online Test||50%|
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 justification for the new unit is strongly influenced by industry feedback from Central Queensland University graduate paramedics and industry stakeholders. By increasing the paramedic-specific focus of this course, the graduates will be better prepared for independent on-road practice without additional educational support from the ambulance services. This is extremely important due to the nature of Paramedicine as graduates can work in isolated environments shortly after graduation and shortly after employment. This unit will strengthen the paramedic course's position when seeking accreditation through proactively seeking industry feedback and demonstrating positive and prompt responsiveness to that feedback. It will also assist paramedics with full registration through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) by instilling a core base knowledge that will aid with ongoing professional development into the future.
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|3 - Online Test||•||•|
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|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•|
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