CAA601 has a specific focus on paramedicine and primary health care. Patients may present in the out of hospital environment with common, acute primary health care needs. These needs can be complex due to the prevalence of chronic disease as well as the impact of social determinants of health. This unit will deepen knowledge in primary health care and provide tools to assist with assessment, patient-clinician communication and health literacy in addition to considering contemporary issues surrounding the paramedic and primary health care practice. The unit promotes a systems based model for clinical practice thus enabling a structured approach to patient assessment, clinical reasoning and development of evidence based treatment and management plans. This model integrates applied knowledge of key pathophysiological concepts, advanced pharmacology and evidence-based communication techniques. Essential skills are taught including advanced history taking, comprehensive physical examination, appropriate application of point of care testing and clinical procedures specific to common primary health care presentations.
|Unit name||Advanced Management of Complex Cases in Paramedicine|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Ms Emma-Kate Thornley
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $2,788.00||2020: $5,926.00||060199|
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Delivered fully online during a 13 week semester
Case Based Discussion Tasks (20%), Online Quizzes (10%), Written Case Study (20%), Written Exam (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Flexible Study Options
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