|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Medical Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Pass/Not Pass|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
This course will strengthen the foundational knowledge and skills acquired in the first-year courses and enable students to expand their understanding of the role of a paramedic. The aim of this course is to develop the student’s ability to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical skills and enable them to function as an effective team member during clinical placement.
This course is a competency-based course, and assessment items must be successfully completed to pass the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Students will further develop their knowledge and skills through being introduced to common medical and traumatic presentations encountered in paramedic practice. By integrating theoretical knowledge with practical skills, students will be able to assess, develop and implement management plans for selected conditions. This course will allow students to acquire a working knowledge of pharmacology and electrocardiography within paramedic practice. Additionally, students will gain experience working in operational environments including the use of communication equipment.
|Semester 2, 2022||On-campus||Ipswich|