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APS1010

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula Ambulance teaching period 1 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 2 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 3 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 4 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 5 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 6 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Full year 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester to First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Mark Chilton

Synopsis

This unit provides the student with an understanding of the role and practice of the ambulance paramedic by considering the development of ambulance as a profession and examining legal, ethical and industrial requirements. Relevant skills required to attend, care for, and transport emergency and non-emergency patients are developed. Occupational health and safety practices are covered, with emphasis on safe lifting and standard precautions. As this is an introductory unit, the resource related topics of computer literacy and library familiarity are addressed to provide students with the necessary skills to support their academic endeavours.

Assessment

Examinations: 50%
Small group activity: 15%
Assignments: 10%
Information resources worksheet: 15%
Computer skills worksheet: 10%
Practical assessment: Pass/Fail

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mark Chilton

Contact hours

312 hours including 190 hours direct contact

Prerequisites

employment by an Ambulance Service