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PMC1105 Fundamentals of Paramedicine

Short Description: Fundamentals of Paramedicine
Units : 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


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BPSC


This course will provide students with the opportunity to establish foundational knowledge of concepts that are important to the role of paramedics. Students will have the opportunity to examine the history of pre-hospital care, structure and function of ambulance services in Australia and internationally, and the role of paramedics within the health care system and vulnerable people. Additionally, students will determine the importance of infection control through the use of universal precautions and personal protective equipment. Finally, this course will enable students to be exposed to common medical terminology to assist them communicate in a professional manner suitable to the healthcare environment and strengthen their role in the broader healthcare team.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2019 On-campus Ipswich