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BEH2141

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedNot offered in 2012
Coordinator(s)Caroline Spencer

Synopsis

The major aims of the unit are to strengthen paramedic students' community engagement and communication skills, particularly in Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The unit investigates specific emergency health issues and explores how community education might increase the capacity of the community to better manage emergencies prior to an ambulance arriving. Students will be provided with theoretical perspectives of inter-professional collaborative practice in community-based emergency health and apply these to exploring a specific emergency health issue and identifying what resources are available within the local community.

Outcomes

By the completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the role of the paramedic in developing community capability and awareness as a contribution to improving emergency health outcomes.
  2. Investigate how community health promotion models might increase community engagement.
  3. Identify how community education might increase the capacity of the community to better manage emergencies prior to an ambulance arriving.
  4. Describe the diverse needs of Indigenous people in the context of community-based emergency health.
  5. Describe the diverse needs of culturally and linguistically diverse communities in the context of community-based emergency health.
  6. Explore the community's expectations of the ambulance services to develop strategies to improve the community's awareness of appropriate ambulance use.
  7. Develop, undertake and report on a project which investigates ambulance based strategies to strengthen community relationships and promote community initiatives to improve emergency health outcomes.

Assessment

Group project report: (40%)
Group presentation: (20%)
Written assignment: (40%)

Chief examiner(s)

Caroline Spencer

Contact hours

Six hours per week involving lectures, small group exercises and community-based activities.