PMSC20006 - Advanced Clinical Care of Trauma and Environmental Emergencies

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with the underpinning evidence-based knowledge of common traumatic and environmental emergencies. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate critical care paramedic skills and interventions in the management of traumatic and environmental emergencies, and to operate effectively within trauma management systems.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


PMSC20002 Advanced Critical Skills Application

PMSC20005 Advanced Assessment, Diagnostic Interpretation and Management

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 1 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2023

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 Postgraduate 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. Practical Assessment 0%
2. On-campus Activity 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.

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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 28.57% 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: Self-reflection
Practical skills review session at commencement of residential school
For some students, there is a gap of 12 months between when they undertake the skills unit (PMSC20002) and when they attend the residential school for this unit. There is therefore value in maintaining the practical skills review to both assist students and ease them into the scenarios that are to come. As this unit is in teach-out with the content moving to a new unit, this recommendation will be implemented in that new unit.
Action Taken
A practical skills session has been maintained at the commencement of the residential school.
Source: Student feedback.
Practical skills.
Maintain the practical skills session at the commencement of the residential school.
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback.
Practical skills.
Consider the development and implementation of specialised equipment skills videos as refreshers for students on Moodle to review prior to attending residential school. Alternatively, students may be redirected to reviewing skills resources in the pre-requisite unit PMSC20002.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology of common traumatic and environmental emergencies
  2. Apply evidence-based knowledge in the management of trauma and environmental emergencies
  3. Demonstrate advanced critical care paramedic skills and interventions in the management of traumatic and environmental emergencies
  4. Communicate effectively and demonstrate leadership within trauma management systems.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8