BEH3011 - Paramedic management of medical conditions - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice


Mr Brian Haskins

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


This unit continues to develop the role of the paramedic as a clinician by extending clinical examination and decision making skills that were introduced in previous clinical units. The unit explores commonly encountered acute and chronic health emergencies, with a focus on pain management. Using a combination of case-based learning, clinical laboratory work and simulation, this unit will develop the essential clinical skills, clinical problem solving and decision-making competencies in managing common health emergencies.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the epidemiology, population health, and pathology related to acute and chronic emergency medical conditions commonly encountered in paramedic practice;
  2. Describe the clinical manifestations of the selected medical conditions commonly encountered in paramedic practice;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to the assessment and management of patients with selected acute and chronic medical emergencies across the lifespan;
  4. Relate the pharmacology of drugs and fluids used by paramedics in the management of common medical conditions, including drug indications and actions.


  • Mid-semester examination (1 hour) (40%) (Hurdle)
  • Written examination (2 hours) (60%) (Hurdle)
  • Scenario-based clinical examination (30 minutes) (Pass / Fail)

Workload requirements

6 hours per week involving lectures and simulation.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


BEH2012 and BEH2022.


Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic) / Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic).