12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 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
Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice
Not offered in 2018
Students in the single degree must have successful completed all clinical units within the second year of the degree. If completing the double degree then all clinical units leading to the final year of that degree.
Must be enrolled in course codes M20021 or M2011
This unit provides the student with the opportunity to integrate knowledge acquired in their study in the primary emergency health care environment. The various tasks allow for the development of advanced skills with a focus on the study of health care within the emergency and community-based primary health care environments to assist in the transition to the workplace.
The unit will review of the graduate attributes needed to be an effective practitioner within the area of primary health care. The unit will focus on the knowledge, skills and values needed to practice as a paramedic. Each student is encouraged to identify their personal strengths, develop effective teamwork, situational awareness and personal skills through a process of reflection and continual improvement. Students will then apply this learning through simulations and actual workplace placements to enhance their role-readiness.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Critically evaluate the standard paramedic clinical approach to the assessment and care of patients in the community, hospital or other related health setting;
- Analyse and appraise the communication techniques utilised to inform, instruct and empower patients to manage their care;
- Provide appropriate care for patients at an advanced level within the simulation environment and while under supervision in a range of authentic clinical settings;
- Demonstrate appropriate professional, inter-professional and teamwork behaviours within the community and primary health care settings;
- Work as an effective team member with fellow paramedics and other health care professionals to provide high level evidence-based patient care;
- Demonstrate a culturally sensitive approach to personal reactions and those of patients and their families or carers to acute or chronic illness and or injury;
- Critically reflect on performances in the clinical setting to identify the adequacy of personal judgements and the internal and external factors influencing clinical decision making and higher order thinking;
- Appraise the care given by peers within simulations and where possible within the authentic environments through public reflection to learn from these actions and inform future practice;
- Evaluate the experiences gained within the simulation environment through reflection and judge the influence these may have on future practice within the workplace.
Throughout the study period each student will complete 32 placement days of eight to ten hours duration.
- 2 x Case studies (1,500 words) (40%) (Hurdle)
- 2 x Case study presentations (30%)
- 2 x Simulation self-critiques (1,000 words) (30%)
- Clinical skills log book (Pass / Fail)
The students will be required to complete thirty two clinical placement days and attend timetabled clinical practicum days.
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