This unit builds on content learnt in CAA100 Foundations of Paramedicine, with a focus on mental health care in paramedicine, enabling the student to identify, assess and manage individuals with mental illness. The importance of, and barriers to, clear and effective communication with patients and stakeholders will be explored. In this unit the student will investigate the professional, ethical, legal and socio-cultural factors associated with the delivery of patient-centred, evidence-based mental health care in paramedicine.
|Unit name||Mental Health Care in Paramedicine|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
|Coordinator||Mrs Tara McAndrew|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Health Study Period 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Health Study Period 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||Health Study Period 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Health Study Period 2||3/7/2023||21/7/2023||18/8/2023||1/10/2023|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Demonstrate the skills needed to manage patients with mental illness in professional, ethical, legal, culturally safe and patient-centred manner.
- Tailor the delivery of appropriate communication in a clinical setting by understanding the individual’s needs and any actual or potential barriers to effective communication with patients and stakeholders.
- Describe and apply knowledge of a range of contemporary mental health influences and disease processes considering appropriate and safe interventions, therapeutic approaches and referral pathways.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CAA210
2hr online lecture weekly, 2hr online tutorial weekly, Fortnightly 3hr practicals, approx 4hrs per week self-directed study
|Assessment||Online Viva Voce (30%)|Written assignment (30%)|Case Based Questions (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.
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