To effectively manage life threatening emergencies in the pre-hospital environment, the paramedic student must first acquire an integrated understanding of normal human anatomy and physiology. This topic will provide students with the theoretical platform on which they can build their understanding of clinical pathologies encountered in paramedic practice. This topic will prepare students for undertaking further pathophysiology studies.
This topic aims to expand the student's knowledge of human anatomy and physiology developed during HLTH1004 Human Bioscience and provide a sound theoretical foundation for the acquisition of clinical skill sets required by the paramedic practitioner.
The primary aim is to prepare the students for second year clinical pathophysiology topics by integrating their understanding of: