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PMC1101 Public Health for Paramedics

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing


Co-requisite: (PMC1100 and PMC1102) or Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BPSC


Public Health for Paramedics introduces the concepts of public health and evidence-based practice. The public health component provides understanding of common health issues within Australian and factors influencing health and disease within various population groups and communities. Major topics covered will include the application of public health principles and perspectives to community medicine, public health assessment and understanding risk, community interventions, health services and the social organisation of health care. The knowledge developed in this course will allow students to appreciate the role of paramedics within the broader health system and better inform decision making within the pre-hospital sector. The evidence based practice component provides a thorough grounding in the use of research to support clinical practice and make evidence based decisions regarding patient diagnosis, prognosis and treatment. This theme covers finding evidence through searching the literature and critically appraising research findings for application to clinical practice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Ipswich