courses

3877

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Managing facultyMedicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Abbreviated titleGradDipEmergHlth
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)2 years PT
Study mode and locationMulti-modal (Alfred Hospital)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3877
Contact details

Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice: telephone +61 3 9904 4327; email enquiries.paramedics@monash.edu.au or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/pgrad/coursework/

Course coordinator

Mr Stephen Burgess

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders. The MICA Paramedic stream is only available to students sponsored by Ambulance Victoria and Tasmanian Ambulance Service.
  • Part-time study only.
  • Depending on the units studied, students may be required to undertake off-campus clinical placements.

Description

This course will support students in improving their clinical practice and knowledge related to the delivery of emergency health services and help prepare them for clinical leadership positions. The student will explore clinical practice within an integrated emergency medical system and consider the issues and trends that influence scope of practice and service delivery. In 2013 only the MICA paramedic stream is available.

Outcomes

These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.

  • apply an appropriate ethical and professional construct as an emergency care provider to the field of community based emergency health
  • demonstrate personal and professional development through critical review of their own clinical practice and identification of suitable learning experiences to meet their developmental needs
  • identify local and global networks that support and enhance community based emergency health practice
  • demonstrate clinical competence in the community based emergency health setting using a patient-centric, systematic clinical approach, that utilises effective communication techniques and advanced clinical problem solving
  • identify, describe, design and evaluate enhancements to community based emergency health practice using the best available evidence and appropriate frameworks
  • review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise a variety of resources in order to respond to community based emergency health issues

Assessment

Assessment will be a mixture of written assignments and examinations. Clinical units, clinical simulation and professionalism assessment will form part of the assessment mix.

Structure

This course consists of eight core units.

Requirements

General stream

Students must complete:

  • 48 credit points of units from relevant graduate programs within the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and/or the University as approved by the course coordinator.

MICA paramedic stream

Students complete the following core units:

  • PAR4400 Theoretical foundations of intensive care paramedic practice
  • PAR4410 Pharmacological basis of intensive care paramedicine
  • PAR4420 Emergency management of cardiac conditions
  • PAR4430 Emergency management of respiratory conditions
  • PAR4440 Emergency management of trauma and environmental conditions
  • PAR4450 Emergency management of paediatric and obstetric patients
  • PAR4460 Transition to clinical intensive care paramedicine
  • PAR4470 Intensive care paramedicine clinical practicum

Intensive care paramedic stream

Students complete the following core units:

  • PAR4400 Theoretical foundations of intensive care paramedic practice
  • PAR4410 Pharmacological basis of intensive care paramedicine
  • PAR4420 Emergency management of cardiac conditions
  • PAR4430 Emergency management of respiratory conditions
  • PAR4440 Emergency management of trauma and environmental conditions
  • PAR4450 Emergency management of paediatric and obstetric patients

plus two elective units as approved by the course coordinator from:

  • PAR4220 Aeromedical and retrieval clinical 1
  • PAR4230 Aeromedical and retrieval coordination
  • PAR4240 Aeromedical retrieval rescue
  • PAR4250 Aeromedical and retrieval clinical 2
  • PAR4260 Aeromedical and retrieval project
  • PAR4270 Aeromedical and retrieval practicum
  • any unit from relevant graduate programs within the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice, the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and/or the University.

Award(s)

Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health
Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health (Intensive Care Paramedic)
Graduate Diploma in Emergency Health (MICA Paramedic)

Where more than one award is listed the actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.