PARA201 - Paramedic Theory: Medical 1

10 cp
Prerequisites:
For Bachelor of Paramedicine: PARA107 Paramedic Theory: Trauma Emergencies
For Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Paramedicine: PARA104 Foundations of Paramedic Practice
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

Paramedics assist people with a range of medical conditions that may present as urgent and emergency situations.This unit will introduce students to the essential pathophysiology and theoretical aspects of paramedic management related to medical presentations of disease and emergencies in the following areas: cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, renal and infectious processes. Students learn 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 - skills critical for the paramedic to deliver best practice.

The aim of this unit is to assist students to achieve knowledge of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical implications, assessment and management of medical conditions and emergencies.