HLTH 3014 Paramedic Practice 4
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401069
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Description This subject focuses on the core competencies for paramedic practice in real world situations. Students will review high fidelity simulation scenarios to facilitate simulation debrief sessions exploring scene management, interpersonal communication, decision making, inter-professional cooperation and clinical management, Students will then consolidate and extend these skills through supervised clinical placements with an emergency ambulance crew over a period of 5 weeks. Experiences and exposure gained during the placement will form the basis for analysis of case studies and reflective learning.
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) HLTH 2018
Co-requisite(s) HLTH 3012
Students must be enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine).
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
1. Plan and assess personal professional goals and performance
2. Display effective situational awareness, operational safety, communication skills, ethics, and professionalism in a paramedic work environment
3. Analyse contemporary paramedic practice in a regulated professional environment
4. Demonstrate holistic paramedic care for patients from vulnerable populations.
5. Execute intermediate level paramedicine skills in a real-world environment
6. Apply a systematic approach to patient assessment, history taking and clinical management in a paramedic work environment to an intermediate level
7. Critique decision making in cases involving patients with moderately complex presentations in a paramedic work environment
8. Analyse scene, professional and clinical management displayed in simulated case scenarios
Prior to clinical placement
- Paramedic practice in intermediate-level simulated scenarios
- Placement planning
- Professional practice, professionalisation and the application of critical non-technical skills and knowledge
- Care and management of vulnerable populations
- Referral, patient disposition and integrated care
During clinical placement
- Paramedicine skills associated with assessment and history taking in a real-world paramedic work environment
- Decision making and judgement in complex real-world patient presentations
- Supervised management of patient disposition and referral decisions
- Supervised formulation of a clinical impression and management plan
- Supervised performance of clinical interventions utilised by registered paramedics
- Clinical documentation and interprofessional communication
After clinical placement
- Self-evaluation of learning and performance
- Evaluation and reporting of clinical experiences
Special Requirements - NSW Health Legislative Prerequisites Pre-requisites
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.
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.
|Practical Exam||30 Minutes||30||Y||Individual|
|Viva Voce||25 Minutes||25||Y||Individual|
|Case Study||1500 Words||30||N||Individual|
|Professional Placement Performance||NA||S/U||Y||Individual|
1st Half (2022)
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