PAR2022 - Paramedic management of trauma conditions - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.


Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Matthew Stewart


Mr Brian Haskins

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


PAR2011, PAR2021, PAR2031


Course code M2011


EPP2042, BEH2022


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 addresses injury and injury prevention across the lifespan, with specific reference to commonly encountered acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions, injury.

The unit will be case based, and will include clinical skills laboratories and simulation to develop essential clinical skills, clinical problem solving and decision making competencies. The scope of the unit includes developing the skills needed to provide general health care as well as care at an advanced life support level.


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

  1. Describe the epidemiology, population health and pathology related to injuries and commonly encountered in paramedic practice.
  2. Describe criteria used to identify major trauma and demonstrate the application of pre-hospital trauma triage guidelines.
  3. Identify and evaluate evidence that informs paramedic clinical practice guidelines used to care for patients with injury.
  4. Relate the pharmacology of drugs and fluids used by paramedics for the management of injury to drug indications and actions.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to integrate the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to the assessment and management of patients with injury in real time simulation.
  6. Demonstrate clinical reasoning skills related to the management of trauma patients.


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

Workload requirements

A combination of lectures, tutorials and online activities (6 hours per week), and self-directed study (6 hours per week).

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