MEDI 7012 Critical Care: Skills and Practice
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401271
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Description This unit that will enhance the student's critical and practical clinical skills for rural generalist practice. The student will become familiar with common critical care presentations and develop a structured approach to the common practical skills of practice. They will also develop effective decision making skills that incorporate a team management approach. The development of these skills will be supported by a mandatory two day face to face practical simulation workshop.
Discipline General Medicine
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 3 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in 4760 Masters of Medicine (Rural Generalism)
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify and evaluate common critical care presentations in rural and remote practice
- Outline the importance of effective decision making skills in an emergency situation including team management and delegation of tasks
- Manage the common trauma and medical presentations expected to be seen, and identify the key clinical procedures likely to be required in pre hospital/ primary aeromedical environments
- Develop a structured approach to common practical skills applicable to rural practice
- Recognise, assess and manage the deteriorating patient using a structured ABCDE approach
- Execute effective life-saving procedural skills required in emergency situations
- Present relevant information to patients, their family and health professionals in a professional manner
- Manage an effective working plan for professional development in rural generalism practice
Module 1: Common Critical Care (cardiac/sepsis/collapse) ULO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Module 2: Common Practical Skills ULO 1,3,4
Module 3: The Seriously Ill Child ULO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
2-day workshop (Critical Care Simulation and Practical Skills) ULO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
Module 4: The Obstetric Emergency ULO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Module 5: Emergency Response (triage/retrieval/organisation) ULO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Module 6: Trauma in a Rural Setting (#; MVA; farming) ULO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
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.
|Online Forum Participation||Twice weekly throughout the semester||10||N||Individual|
|Case Study x 2||300 words each||20||N||Individual|
|Professional Task: Skills Course||2 days face-to-face||50||Y||Individual|
|Practical Skills Logbook||Throughout semester Logbook length 20 entries||10||N||Individual|
|Reflective Journal||500 words||10||N||Individual|
- No prescribed text. All learning resources will be provided on vUWS.