EPP3031 - Paramedic management of medical conditions - 2018

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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Cameron Gosling


Mr Brian Haskins

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


Must have passed EPP2012, EPP2022, EPP2032, EPP2042


Must be enrolled in course version M20021




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.


  • Weekly short MCQ tests (10 minutes) (10%)
  • Mid-semester examination (25%)
  • Clinical portfolio (25%)
  • Written examination (2 hours) (40%) (Hurdle)
  • End of semester practical assessment (Pass / Fail) (Hurdle)

Workload requirements

6 hours per week involving lectures, online learning, practical simulation, and small group exercises.

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