HLTH 1018 Paramedicine Foundations 1
Credit Points 10
Coordinator Rachael Vella Opens in new window
Description This subject introduces students to the theoretical and practical aspects of modern paramedicine throughout Australia and internationally. It includes exploration of the roles and responsibilities of paramedics within healthcare systems considering relevant regulatory, ethical, and legal issues. Students will gain foundational practical knowledge in key concepts of paramedicine, in line with standards such as the National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards (NSQHS). Students will also begin to analyse typical out of hospital case scenarios to introduce the application of theory to practical contexts.
School Health Sciences
Discipline Paramedical Studies
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject
Students must be enrolled in 4790 Bachelor of Paramedicine.
After successful completion of this Subject, students will be able to:
- Describe the evolving roles and responsibilities of paramedics within healthcare
- Apply correct principles of safe practice consistent with the National Safety and Quality Health Services Standards (NSQHS)
- Employ reflective practice in paramedic contexts
- Consider and apply the ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements for Australian paramedicine
- Demonstrate appropriate communication and cultural awareness
- Describe and apply the components of patient assessment
- Explain clinical decision making in paramedicine
- The evolving roles and responsibilities of paramedics
- Communication in paramedicine and the health system
- Wellness strategies and reflection in paramedicine
- Ethics, legal and regulatory requirements in paramedicine
- Clinical decision making and shared decision making
- Patient assessment
- Work health and safety in paramedicine
Students must have the Western Sydney University student paramedic uniform (pants, long sleeve shirt, polo, safety glasses, safety helmet, non-steel cap black boots, stethoscope, reflective vest and rain jacket).
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Reflection||1 x 600 words||15||N||Individual|
|Online Quiz||1 x 40 minutes||15||N||Individual|
|Practical Exam||Up to 60 minutes||40||N||Individual|
Subject Contact Rachael Vella Opens in new window