PARA210 - Paramedic Theory: Medical 2

10 cp
Prerequisites: PARA201 Paramedic Theory: Medical 1
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

It is a requirement that the paramedic is able to link theory with practice and perform clinical duties underpinned by a theoretical understanding. To perform these skills well, the paramedic must be able to reflect critically on their practice and appraise their performance. The unit focuses on theoretical aspects of recognition, assessment and management of persons presenting with cardiac, neurological, endocrine and toxicological conditions in the pre–hospital environment. The unit is complimented by the practical content in PARA211: Paramedic Practice: Medical 2. The PARA201 Paramedic Theory: Medical 1 unit is required by students to achieve course learning outcomes related to time–critical emergencies.

This unit provides opportunities for students to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge in lectures, tutorials, and computer assisted learning. Foundational concepts such as critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgement will be introduced and practice skills will be developed and extended through scenario based learning in the laboratory.

The aim of this unit is to assists students to use theory to drive their clinical practice and to understand how practice is guided by a continual process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation; important skills in the delivery of paramedic practice.