HLTH 2018 Paramedic Practice 3
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401073
Coordinator Paul Simpson Opens in new window
Description This unit continues the development of paramedic professional and clinical skills and techniques in preparation for the second work placement with a paramedic team. Students will further develop patient assessment and examination skills in a systems-based approach. Students will engage in theory-based learning that will involve case-based learning to develop their diagnostic capacity and ability to formulate treatment plans for conditions of respiratory, cardiac, endocrine, gastrointestinal and renal aetiology.
School Health Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Pre-requisite(s) HLTH 2017
Co-requisite(s) HLTH 2015
Students must be enrolled in 4669 Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine).
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate reasoning and decision making relating to safe performance of clinical procedures
- Describe clinical examination of the cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems
- Analyse findings of diagnostic assessments and formulate care plans
- Demonstrate reasoning in relation to pharmacological treatment of low and high acuity presentations
- Use multimedia modalities to demonstrate understanding of clinical examination techniques
- Formulate referral-based care plans involving integration into community-based healthcare services
1. Advanced patient assessment of respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine systems
2. Advanced life support in the paramedicine context
3. Advanced diagnostics and clinical decision making
4. Principles of oxygenation and ventilation
5. Clinical diagnosis and treatment of presentations of respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal and endocrine aetiology across the spectrum of acuity
6. Advanced clinical reasoning and problem solving
7. Paramedicine integration with community based healthcare
Special Requirements - NSW Health Legislative Prerequisites
Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements
Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.
To be eligible to enrol in this subject and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University program requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.
Western Program Requirements
Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your program.
Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements
To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your program, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.
Please ensure that you
- Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one
- Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history
- Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements
- Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.
International students have additional requirements; the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.
Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as
- If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
- If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
- NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire program.
- Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire program - approved program providers can be found at the Government Training website
- Other non-health related requirements.
Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW students only)
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.
|Interprofessional Analysis||2000 words||25||Y||Individual|
|Final exam||90 minutes||35||N||Individual|
- Johnson M, Boyd L, Grantham H, Eastwood K (2015) Paramedic Principles and Practice ANZ. Elsevier
- Talley, N. & O�fConnor, S. (2013) Clinical Examination: A systematic guide to physical diagnosis. 7th Edition, Churchill Livingstone.
2022 Semester 2
Subject Contact Paul Simpson Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.