|Semester 1, 2021 On-campus Ipswich|
|Short Description:||Paramedicine Principles 1|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||069905 - Paramedical Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Anita Westwood
Pre-requisite: PMC1105 and PMC1000
Two of the most common medical conditions encountered by individuals are Cardiovascular and Respiratory diseases. Disorders associated with these two systems have a major impact on the morbidity and mortality of patients and as such a Paramedic is required to have strong foundation knowledge and skills. This course aims to provide further foundational knowledge for students to gain an understanding of the impact of cardiac and respiratory dysfunction on other human systems and individuals.
Cardiovascular and respiratory conditions are the most common medical emergencies managed by paramedics. Paramedic Principles 1 will focus on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and therapeutic management of patients with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and emergencies by focusing on the epidemiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of selected cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. This course will also develop the students' ability to acquire and critically appraise evidence and apply findings to paramedic practice.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Apply anatomical, physiological, pathological epidemiology concepts associated with the cardiovascular and respiratory systems to develop an understanding of relevant conditions and emergencies paramedics manage;
- Examine epidemiological and demographic factors associated with the cardiovascular and respiratory diseases in line with relevant paramedics emergencies;
- Demonstrate clinical reasoning in relation to managing cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and emergencies;
- Examine evidenced based approaches to the management of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and emergencies
- Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques and skills in relation to managing individuals with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions in the pre hospital environment
- Examine the purpose of health promotion and primary health care in preventing cardiac and respiratory disease.
Cardiovascular diseases and associated conditions:
• Lipid disorders
• Vascular disease
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Respiratory diseases and associated conditions:
Other / Special conditions:
|9.||Environmental and occupational respiratory diseases||10.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=01&subject1=PMC2110)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|Supervised Quiz||20||20||31 Mar 2021|
|Case Study||40||40||06 May 2021|
|Open Exam - Online||40||40||End S1||(see note 1)|
- This will be an online exam. Students will be provided further instruction regarding the exam by their course examiner via StudyDesk. The examination date will be available via UConnect when the Alternate Assessment Schedule has been released.
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2021 are:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.
Requirements after S1 2021:
To satisfactorily complete an assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item. Students do not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to be awarded a passing grade in this course. Refer to Statement 4 below for the requirements to receive a passing grade in this course.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
Due to COVID-19 the requirements for S1 2021 are:
An Open Examination is one in which candidates may have access to any printed or written material and a calculator during the examination.
Requirements after S1 2021:
Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into a closed examination.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
Normally Deferred and Supplementary Examinations are held in the next Examination period. In S1 2021 selected courses will pilot an early Deferred and Supplementary Examination period held within 30 business days of results release. The list of courses involved can be found at https://cmsauth.usq.edu.au/current-students/academic/exams/supplementary-and-deferred-assessment.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL).
Referencing in Assignments must comply with the APA referencing style. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. These policies can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing
Evaluation and benchmarking
In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
2. forms part of the Bachelor of Paramedicine
o internal USQ accreditation/reaccreditation processes which include (i) stringent standards in the independent accreditation of its academic programs, (ii) close integration between business and academic planning, and (iii) regular and rigorous review.
Computer, e-mail and Internet access:
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in this course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect the same grades as those students who do possess them.