1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 PARA2007 - Paramedic Practice 2
2 27 Units in PARA2 topics
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
HLTH3202 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Understanding of fundamental human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
Assignments; Practical Scenario; Workshop Participation
Topic description

This topic endeavours to develop the paramedic students' skills in patient related data collection. Running concurrently with the Clinical Decision Making Topic, Clinical Assessment draws upon the students formative education including the first year Bioscience, Primary & Secondary Surveys and all second year Pathophysiology topics, in developing a skills set essential to the pre-hospital clinician.

Educational aims

This topic aims to develop the student's ability to conduct a holistic patient assessment, develop an understanding of particular significant patient historical and clinical signs and symptoms.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills required to obtain effective patient historical information
  2. Incorporate their knowledge of anatomical regions and structures and their physiological functions towards their clinical practice
  3. Integrate their existing knowledge of pathophysiology and paramedic practice into clinical patient investigation
  4. Apply a range of examination skills and techniques in order to elicit specific physiological performance information from patients
  5. Recognise and understand the significance of common patient signs and symptoms linked with specific disease states
  6. Demonstrate an awareness of diagnostic investigations required beyond the pre-hospital arena