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.

Details

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

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 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2019 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 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 50%
2. On-campus Activity 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 66.67% 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: Personal observation; informal student feedback
Feedback
Use of currently practising critical care paramedics as mentors during residential school
Recommendation
Continue to engage critical care paramedics to assist in practical sessions during residential schools. Students gain a lot from this authentic experience, with tips and tricks to assist them in their new scope of practice.
Action Taken
We continue to engage a currently practising critical care paramedic to attend our residential schools and engage with our students to offer reflection on contemporary experience at this level.
Source: Informal student feedback
Feedback
Practically focused residential school
Recommendation
Continue to offer practical residential schools, to allow students to apply and consolidate their learning to authentic scenarios .
Action Taken
Nil.
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
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - On-campus Activity