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PMC3110 Paramedicine Principles 3

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: PMC1000 and PMC2000
OR (from 2023)
Pre-requisite: PMC1000 and PMC1110 and PMC2000


Attending to non-acute patients constitutes a growing percentage of ambulance service presentations and consequently forms a significant part of a paramedic’s practice. Therefore, the focus of Paramedicine Principles 3 is on lower acuity presentations that do not require emergency treatment. Meeting the needs of these lower acuity individuals involves utilisation of enhanced higher-order diagnostic skills, decision making and clinical reasoning to refer them to appropriate resources that may include other healthcare organisations or alternative treatment pathways.

Non-acute care includes assistance provided to pregnant women or women experiencing childbirth with associated non-urgent complications. Other individuals that require management for non-acute presentations may include minor injuries or illnesses, social issues, complex or chronic illness, or palliative care issues. Additionally, this course will address the management of conditions relating to the urogenital, renal and reproductive systems, inclusive of childbirth and neonatal resuscitation. It will also explore the alternate and complementary management pathways for patients with various low acuity illness or injuries, complex or chronic illnesses, palliative care and/or those who fit into one or more of the vulnerable client demographic groups.

Course offers

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