Traumatic injuries 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 treating those suffering traumatic injuries within a prehospital specific context. The number of natural and man-made disasters has risen dramatically over the last decade. Natural disasters, industrial accidents, terrorist attacks and pandemics represent major incidents, often involving multiple casualties; therefore a component of this unit will include emergency management. Upon successful completion, you will have a comprehensive understanding of trauma management, multiple casualty scene management and emergency management within a prehospital context.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Pre-requisite units: PMSC13001 Mental Health for Paramedics and PMSC13002 Clinical Paramedic Practice 2.
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. 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 .
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:
AHPRA Professional Capabilities for a Registered Paramedic
The Paramedicine Board of Australia is responsible for assessing, consulting on, and establishing practice standards for registered paramedics practising in Australia. It is a requirement of the Paramedicine Board of Australia that accredited degree units align with the AHPRA list of capabilities articulated in the document "Professional Capabilities for a Registered Paramedic". These capabilities are differentiated into five core domains of practice, each comprising several statements, which align with the Learning Outcomes for this Unit as tabulated below.
|Domain Criteria||Learning Outcomes|
Domain 1: The professional and ethical practitioner 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.9, 1.1.10, 1.1.11, 1.2.2, 1.2.4, 1.2.5, 1.3.1, 1.3.2, 1.3.3
|LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6|
Domain 2: The communicator and collaborator
2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.7, 2.1.8, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.2.3, 2.2.4, 2.2.5, 2.2.6
|LO1, LO3, LO5, LO6|
Domain 3: The evidence-based practitioner
3.1.1, 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4, 3.4.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4
|LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6|
Domain 4: The safety and risk management practitioner
4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.2.2, 4.2.3, 4.2.4, 4.3.1, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 4.6.5, 4.6.6
|LO1, LO3, LO5, LO6|
Domain 5: The paramedicine practitioner
5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 5.2.5, 5.3.1, 5.3.2, 5.3.3, 5.3.4, 5.3.6, 5.4.1, 5.4.2, 5.4.3, 5.4.4, 5.4.5, 5.5.1, 5.5.2, 5.5.3, 5.6.3, 5.6.4
|LO1, LO2, LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6|
National Safety and Quality Health Standards
The Learning Outcomes have also been aligned with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, which ensure quality of health service provision in Australia. The relevant NSQHS standards are developed in this unit through completion of the Learning Outcomes as tabulated below:
|Clinical Governance||LO1, LO2, LO3,LO4, LO5, LO6|
|Partnering with Consumers||LO3, LO5, LO6|
|Preventing and Controlling Infections||LO1, LO3, LO4, LO5|
|Medication Safety||LO3, LO5, LO6|
|Comprehensive Care||LO3, LO5, LO6|
|Communicating for Safety||LO3, LO4, LO5, LO6|
|Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration||LO1, LO2, LO3, LO5, LO6|
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|2 - Online Test||•||•||•||•|
|3 - On-campus Activity||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•|
|9 - Social Innovation||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|