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APS1020

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 6 2010 (Day)
Peninsula Full year 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Mark Chilton

Synopsis

This unit explores the practical and clinical perspectives of ambulance paramedic practice and develops in the student an understanding of the ambulance service as a resource for the community. Areas covered include assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring basic patient care. The systematic approach to the assessment and management of acute illness and injury commonly encountered in ambulance paramedic practice is introduced through the concept of the time critical patient and the fundamental elements of the clinical problem solving approach. This unit is a foundation for more advanced concepts in the second year.

Assessment

Examinations: 50%
Small group activity: 15%
Assignments: 15%
Clinical problem solving worksheet: 10%
Equipment fault finding worksheet: 10%
Practical assessments: Pass/Fail
Objective structured clinical examinations: Pass/Fail

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Mark Chilton

Contact hours

312 hours including 250 hours direct contact

Prerequisites

employment by an Ambulance Service