PARA213 - Paramedic Theory and Practice: Medical 2

10 cp
Prerequisites:
PARA202 Paramedic Practice: Medical 1
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

In paramedicine it is a requirement that the paramedic is able to link theory with practice and perform clinical duties which are underpinned by a theoretical understanding. This unit provides opportunities for students to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in lectures, practical laboritories, computer assisted learning, and clinical placement.

This unit will explore both the theoretical and practical aspects of pathophysiology and paramedic assessment and management of advanced medical presentations related to cardiovascular, neurology, endocrine and toxicology conditions and emergencies. The learning in this unit compliments paramedic practice knowledge and practice skills learnt in PARA201 Paramedic Theory: Medical 1 and PARA202 Paramedic Practice: Medical 1. Students will apply theory both in the laboratory environment and during clinical placement. This unit is required by students to assist them to develop knowledge and skills in paramedic practice which will guide their future performance as a health care professional.

The aim of this unit is to assist student to achieve knowledge of the principles of management for medical conditions and emergencies and of the application of appropriate management plans in the out-of-hospital setting.