PARA306 - Paramedic Practitioner Health

10 cp
Prerequisites
PARA104 Foundations of Paramedic Practice
Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.

Paramedicine is a dynamic and demanding profession. The paramedic profession experiences a high occurrence of physical injury and altered mental health. Paramedics work in a variety of situations that require personal strength, physical fitness and mental resilience. In order to maintain physical, mental, emotional and biophysical well–being, the paramedic should possess an in–depth knowledge of concepts and principles of exercise science, health and well–being and be able to integrate these principles into practice associated with the maintenance of personal health.

This unit integrates principles of health science, exercise science and the biopsychosocial model of health to the well–being of the paramedic practitioner throughout the life span. Biomechanical principles will be related to manual handling and manutention in paramedic practice with the aim of personal injury risk minimisation. The spiritual and emotional health of the paramedic will also be explored.

The aim of this unit is to assist students to achieve an advanced knowledge of health, exercise science, mental health and biomechanical principles in order to and enhance the professional well–being of the paramedic practitioner.