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 SCA 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 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 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

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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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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
Feedback
Review assessment strategy
Recommendation
At present, there are only two assessments, with both offered during the residential school. Consideration should be given to reviewing the assessment strategy to allow students earlier opportunities to monitor their progress via assessment tasks.
Action Taken
This new strategy will be adopted when this unit is replaced in 2022 with a new AQF level 9 unit.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Engagement of currently practicing Critical Care Paramedics during residential school
Recommendation
Continue to engage currently practicing Critical Care Paramedics during residential school.
Action Taken
This practice has continued and is well received by both the students and the engaged Critical Care Paramedic.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Maintain structured approach to residential school
Recommendation
In 2019, a more structured approach to the plan for the residential school was taken, with greater alignment between key learning points and scenarios to ensure essential concepts are covered. Continue with structured plan.
Action Taken
This practice has continued with great success. It allows transparency as to what needs to be reviewed and achieved prior to the student undertaking their practical assessment.
Source: Self-reflection
Feedback
Practical skills review session at commencement of residential school
Recommendation
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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