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PMC2110 Paramedicine Principles 1

Units : 1
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 : Graded
Version produced : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: PMC1105 and PMC1000


Two of the most common medical conditions experienced 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 to manage these patients safely and effectively. This course aims to provide further knowledge for students to gain an understanding of the impact of cardiac and respiratory dysfunction on other body systems and individuals as a whole.

Cardiovascular and respiratory conditions are the most common medical emergencies managed by paramedics. This course will focus on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and therapeutic management of patients with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions and emergencies. This course will also develop the students' ability to source acquire and critically appraise evidence and apply findings those findings to paramedic practice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Ipswich
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 23 May 2022