6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
- Summer semester A 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
- Winter semester 2017 (On-campus block of classes)
Please note, this unit has had the following change/s during 2017: amendment to unit coordinator.
For previous handbook information please contact the Faculty office.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to;
- Explain the impact of human factors upon the development of expert clinical decision making and clinical judgement
- Analyse an emergency situation and demonstrate both scene and clinical leadership to formulate and implement appropriate clinical care
- Competently perform high ranging life-saving clinical skills safely and efficiently in a simulated environment
- Competently perform a range of paramedic skills including advanced airway management, diagnostics and the administration of pharmacotherapeutic agents.
- Apply theoretic concepts of paramedicine to a simulated clinical setting
- Evaluate the outcome of the simulation, using reflective practice as the basis for improvements to their ongoing patient care practices.
This units aims to prepare the student for clinical practice by using simulation-training methods to improve the understanding of human factors and their impact on the quality of team-based clinical care within the specific emergency paramedic environment.
The unit will allow the student to implement key clinical skills and practice clinical judgment, clinical decision making with implementation of management within a broad range of simulated emergencies and objective, structured clinical exams (OSCEs).
- Portfolio (50%)
- OSCE (50%)
Off-campus attendance requirements
Students will be expected to complete at least 6 hours of internet learning or and a minimum of 6 hours of private study and self-directed learning per week. If completed on-campus sessions, students will be expected to attend the equivalent of 6 hours of lectures, seminars and tutorials per week and complete a minimum of 6 hours of self-directed learning.
Students will be expected to complete at least 6 hours of internet learning or and a minimum of 6 hours of private study and self-directed learning per week prior to engaging in the simulation exercises.
This unit applies to the following area(s) of study
Emergency health and paramedic practice
Must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: 3876, 3877, 3878, M6015