This course examines the epidemiology of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions across the lifespan in Australia. You will analyse the factors affecting the prevalence and outcome of these diseases and investigate the role of paramedics in these changing trends. This course will develop the knowledge, critical thinking and technical skills required to initiate primary emergency healthcare. You will develop an understanding of primary health care and broader health systems that optimise patient outcomes in cases of cardiovascular and respiratory disease.
|Tutorial/Workshop 1 – On campus face to face||2hrs||Week 1||13 times|
|Laboratory 1 – On campus face to face||3hrs||Week 1||13 times|
Introduction to case based, problem centred learning
Cardiovascular & respiratory conditions & emergencies:
200 Level (Developing)
|Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to...||Graduate Qualities Mapping Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...||Professional Standard Mapping * Paramedicine Board of Australia|
|1||Apply evidence-based paramedic primary healthcare to cardiovascular and respiratory presentations across the lifespan in a culturally safe manner.||
1, 1.1.e, 1.1.k, 3, 3.1.a, 3.1.b, 3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.2.c, 3.2.d, 3.2.e, 3.2.f, 3.3.a, 3.3.c, 3.3.d
|2||Demonstrate critical reasoning and an ethical approach to paramedic primary healthcare within a crisis resource management framework.||
Creative and critical thinker
1, 1.1.f, 1.1.g, 1.1.h, 1.2.b, 1.2.d, 1.2.e, 1.3.a, 1.3.b, 1.4.a, 1.1, 2.1.a, 2.1.b, 2.1.c, 2.1.d, 3, 3.1.a, 3.1.b, 3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.2.c, 3.2.d, 3.2.e, 3.2.f, 3.3.a, 3.3.c
|3||Evaluate the epidemiology of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions across the lifespan, and factors that influence health outcomes.||
Creative and critical thinker
3, 3.1.a, 3.1.b, 3.2.a, 3.2.c, 3.2.d, 3.2.e, 3.3.c, 3.3.d, 5, 5.2.a, 5.3.a, 5.3.b, 5.3.c, 5.3.d, 5.3.f, 5.4.c, 5.4.e, 5.6.c
|4||Critically analyse the evidence using a prescribed style that underpins paramedic primary healthcare.||Knowledgeable||
2.1.c, 3, 3.1.b, 3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.2.c, 3.2.d, 3.2.e, 3.3.c, 3.3.d, 3.4.c, 3.2, 3.3, 5, 5.3.a, 5.3.b, 5.3.c, 5.3.d, 5.3.f, 5.6.c
|Paramedicine Board of Australia|
|1||Domain 1: The professional and ethical practitioner|
|1.1.e||Provide relevant information to a patient and demonstrate appropriate methods to obtain informed consent.|
|1.1.k||Practise in accordance with the applicable legislation governing the safe use of scheduled medicines by paramedics in the jurisdiction of practice.|
|1.1.f||Demonstrate knowledge of Australia’s healthcare systems, their standards and requirements.|
|1.1.g||Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles underpinning bio- ethics in paramedicine practice.|
|1.1.h||Demonstrate culturally safe practice when providing healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.|
|1.2.b||Display appropriate professional behaviour in patient interactions.|
|1.2.d||Identify and respect appropriate boundaries between patients and health professionals.|
|1.2.e||Assess each situation, determine the nature and severity of the problem and apply the required knowledge and experience to provide a response that is in the best interest of the patient/s.|
|1.3.a||Recognise and respond appropriately to unsafe or unprofessional practice.|
|1.3.b||Integrate organisational directives, policies, procedures and guidelines with Professional standards.|
|1.4.a||Demonstrate understanding of the principles of patient advocacy and their application to paramedicine practice.|
|1.1||Practise ethically and professionally, consistent with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements|
|2.1.a||Establish a rapport with the patient to gain understanding of their issues and perspectives, and to encourage their active participation and partnership in care and/or treatment.|
|2.1.b||Communicate with the patient and/or other relevant people to collect and convey information and reach an agreement about the purpose of any care and treatment.|
|2.1.c||Convey knowledge and procedural information in ways that engender trust and confidence, and respects patient confidentiality, privacy and dignity.|
|2.1.d||Respond appropriately to patient queries or issues.|
|3||Domain 3: The evidence-based practitioner|
|3.1.a||Operate within a framework of making informed, evidence-based, reasonable and professional judgements about their practice, with acting in the best interests of their patients as their primary concern.|
|3.1.b||Make sensible, practical, and culturally safe decisions about their practice, taking account of all relevant information and the best interests of the people who use, or are affected by, the service being provided.|
|3.2.a||Apply evidence-based practice principles along with critical and reflective thinking to resolve clinical challenges.|
|3.2.b||Demonstrate a logical and systematic approach to problem-solving and situation analysis.|
|3.2.c||Analyse and critically evaluate the information collected to make clinical judgments.|
|3.2.d||Recognise that clinical judgements involve consideration of conflicting information and evidence.|
|3.2.e||Formulate a diagnosis informed by the patient assessment and analysis of context and situation.|
|3.2.f||Identify the time criticality of treatment, referral, handover and where appropriate, transport.|
|3.3.a||Select or modify approaches to meet the needs of patients, their relatives and carers, reflecting culturally safe practice when practicing.|
|3.3.c||Using appropriate resources to support professional decision-making.|
|3.3.d||Demonstrate a level of skill in the use of information technology appropriate to their practice.|
|3.4.c||Seek input from others to confirm professional learning and development needs.|
|3.2||Use clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills to determine clinical judgements and appropriate actions|
|3.3||Draw on appropriate knowledge, resources and skills in order to make professional judgements|
|5||Domain 5: The paramedicine practitioner|
|5.2.a||Identify factors or conditions that may affect the patient behaviour and/or capacity to undergo the procedure.|
|5.3.a||Understand the structure, function and pathophysiology of the human body, relevant to their practice, together with knowledge of health, human growth and development, disease, disorder and dysfunction.|
|5.3.b||Understand the principles and applications of scientific enquiry, including the evaluation of treatment efficacy and the research process.|
|5.3.c||Understand the theoretical basis of and the variety of approaches to assessment and intervention.|
|5.3.d||Demonstrate an applied knowledge of human anatomy and physiology sufficient to understand the nature and effects of injury or illness and to conduct assessment and observation in order to establish patient management strategies.|
|5.3.f||Understand the clinical sciences underpinning paramedic practice, including physiological, pharmacological, behavioural and functional.|
|5.4.c||Arrive at a reasonable working diagnosis.|
|5.4.e||Demonstrate an applied knowledge of the indications and contra-indications of using specific paramedic interventions including their modifications.|
|5.6.c||Utilise knowledge, reasoning and problem-solving skills to determine appropriate judgements and actions.|
Refer to the USC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.
PAR103 and LFS112 and LFS122 and enrolled in Program SC395
Standard Grading (GRD)
|High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).|
An online quiz in week three and formative feedback during tutorials provides students with early feedback on progress.
|Delivery mode||Task No.||Assessment Product||Individual or Group||Weighting %||What is the duration / length?||When should I submit?||Where should I submit it?|
|Throughout teaching period (refer to Format)||Online Submission|
|Week 9||Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check|
Clinical skill stations & Scenario based clinical examination
|Refer to Format||In Class|
|All||4||Examination - Centrally Scheduled||Individual||40%||
|Exam Period||Exam Venue|
|All - Assessment Task 1:Online Quiz|
This formative task assesses concepts covered during the first three, six, nine and twelve weeks of the course. The format is multiple choice questions. This is an open-book test that is completed online via Canvas.
SUBMIT: End of weeks 3, 6, 9, and 12 Multiple choice test - 20 questions
|All - Assessment Task 2:Written Report|
To investigate a contemporary topic relating to cardio-respiratory disease and use appropriate evidence to make recommendations regarding paramedic practice.
Standard report format Analysing the paramedic management of cardio-respiratory emergencies 2000 word report Report structure available in Canvas
|All - Assessment Task 3:Clinical Practice Portfolio|
The aim of this task is to enable you to demonstrate key concepts of clinical decision making, communication and psychomotor skills covered during the semester.
SUBMIT: Skill stations during semester / Scenario based clinical exam Week 13 Demonstration of a defined standard of performance of clinical skills stations and patient care in a simulated environment.as referenced in 6.2. Portfolio includes a simulation based assessment in week 13 and clinical skill stations conducted throughout the semester.
|All - Assessment Task 4:Final written examination|
The aim of this task is to enable you to demonstrate understanding of key disciplinary knowledge, scientific principles and clinical thinking required to assess and manage cardiac and respiratory emergencies.
|Product:||Examination - Centrally Scheduled|
Short answer and multiple choice questions
A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Directed study hours may vary by location. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.
Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.
Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.
|Required||Keith Wesley||2016||Huszar's ECG and 12-Lead Interpretation||n/a||Elsevier|
|Required||Kate Curtis,Clair Ramsden||2015||Emergency and Trauma Care for Nurses and Paramedics||n/a||Mosby Elsevier Health Science|
|Required||Jeremy P. T. Ward,Jane Ward,Richard M. Leach||2015||The Respiratory System at a Glance||n/a||John Wiley & Sons|
|Required||Philip I. Aaronson,Jeremy P. T. Ward,Michelle J. Connolly||2012||The Cardiovascular System at a Glance||n/a||John Wiley & Sons|
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