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PMC1202 Preparation for Paramedic Practice 2

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


Pre-requisite: PMC1102
Co-requisite: PMC1000 and PMC1103


Preparation for Paramedic Practice 2 (PMC1202) will continue to develop on the foundational paramedic knowledge gained in Preparation for Paramedic Practice 1 (PMC1102). Students will be expected to have knowledge of standard ambulance equipment, including electronic equipment such as communication devices and electronic patient care records commonly used by Australian ambulance services. Safe manual handling and occupational safety practices are fundamental to the health and well-being of practicing paramedics. Manual handling and occupational safety knowledge and skills will be introduced and developed throughout the course, with students required to demonstrate proficiency in safe manual handling practices using a range of manual handling equipment utilised by ambulance services and other health care organisations.
Effective teamwork is an essential component of paramedic practice and the foundational aspects of health care teams covered in PMC1102 will be further developed throughout PMC1202 using a variety of mediums including lectures, teamwork tasks and clinical simulation.
Throughout the course students will begin to develop a clinical knowledge base in relation to common medical, surgical and traumatic emergencies encountered in paramedic practice including clinical presentation, assessment and pre-hospital management. This will include an introduction to pain, pain management and electrocardiography. The foundational knowledge, skills and attributes learnt in PMC1202, along with PMC1102 will help prepare students for their first paramedic clinical placement undertaken during summer semester.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2015 On-campus Ipswich