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APS1010 - Foundations of ambulance paramedic practice

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Mr Mark Chilton


Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 1 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 2 2007 (Day)
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Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 6 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Full year 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester to First semester 2007 (Day)


This unit provides the student with an understanding of the role and practice of the ambulance paramedic by considering the development of ambulance as a profession and examining legal, ethical and industrial requirements. Relevant skills required to attend, care for, and transport emergency and non-emergency patients are developed. Occupational health and safety practices are covered, with emphasis on safe lifting and standard precautions. As this is an introductory unit, the resource related topics of computer literacy and library familiarity are addressed to provide students with the necessary skills to support their academic endeavours.


Examinations: 50%
Small group activity: 15%
Assignments: 10%
Information resources worksheet: 15%
Computer skills worksheet: 10%
Practical assessment: Pass/Fail

Contact hours

312 hours including 190 hours direct contact


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