HLTH 3012 Out-of-hospital Medical Care 2

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401096

Coordinator Navin Naidoo Opens in new window

Description The aim of this subject is to extend the foundational knowledge relating to the assessment and management of medical presentations across the spectrum of acuity, including, gastrointestinal, renal, genitourinary, gynaecological and endocrine medical emergencies, sepsis, ear/nose/throat presentations and complex co-morbid conditions. The unit combines pathophysiological principles with development of skills in the use and interpretation of diagnostic technology with clinical decision-making to implement advanced life support. Students will investigate fundamental elements of paramedic practice relating to medicolegal documentation, risk assessment and clinical reasoning relating to determination of patient disposition.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Paramedical Studies

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) NATS 1009 AND
HLTH 2015

Co-requisite(s) HLTH 3014


Students must be enrolled in 4669 Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Identify patient presentations and select appropriate prehospital treatment plans.
  2. Integrate patient history and pathophysiology of gastrointestinal, renal, gynaecological, genitourinary and endocrine emergencies into the prehospital assessment and treatment.
  3. Discuss the epidemiology and consequences of gastrointestinal, renal, gynaecological, genitourinary, sepsis and endocrine emergencies.
  4. Provide an evidence-based justification for guidelines relating to gastrointestinal, renal, gynaecological, genitourinary, sepsis and endocrine emergencies.
  5. Demonstrate safe and appropriate assessment and management skills for gastrointestinal, renal, gynaecological, genitourinary, sepsis and endocrine emergencies.

Subject Content

Pathophysiology, patient assessment and out-of-hospital management of:
1. Gastrointestinal emergencies
2. Renal emergencies
3. Gynaecological and genitourinary emergencies
4. Endocrine emergencies
5. Sepsis, Complex and co-morbid Patient presentations


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Multiple Choice 1 hour 30 N Individual
Literature Review 2500 words 30 N Group
Viva Voce Up to 60 minutes 40 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

1st Half (2024)



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