This unit builds upon the underpinning knowledge developed in previous units and provides the advanced applied knowledge and clinical skills to identify, assess and manage acute emergencies. The epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects as well as contemporary management issues of the major body systems will be covered. Emphasis is on extensive physical patient assessment and out of hospital management of patients. You will further develop clinical reasoning and decision making skills, incorporation of advanced pharmacology and medication management and application of contemporary advanced paramedicine skills.
|Unit name||Advanced Topics in Defence Paramedicine 2|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
|Coordinator||Ms Suzanne Avis|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Health Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Health Study Period 3||4/11/2024||22/11/2024||20/12/2024||2/2/2025|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Formulate clinically sound patient management plans based on assessment findings, knowledge of pathophysiology and patient management standards for patients (including paediatrics) experiencing a range of medical and trauma conditions.
- Perform a broad range of advanced clinical and health assessment skills, demonstrating an understanding of the relevance and importance of comprehensive patient assessment to support patient management in the critical care setting.
- Apply a team based collaborative approach to the assessment and management of patients in an inter-professional health care environment.
- Apply a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to facilitate the assessment and management of patients accommodating diverse cultural, social and socioeconomic backgrounds.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
This unit includes face to face teaching blocks to supplement online material.
|Assessment||Clinical skills portfolio (hurdle)|Quizzes (20%)|Case Based Discussion Tasks (40%)|Written exam (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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