1 x 5-day intensive workshop per semester 1 x 7-hour independent study weekly 1 x 50-minute on-line exercises weekly 1 x 50-minute on-line tutorial weekly
PARA8002 - Acute Assessment and Management of Altered Perfusion
Students should have a sound underpinning knowledge of paramedic practice.
On-line weekly discussions/activities/participation; Practical work; Intensive attendance and participation; Assignments.
Critical to the appropriate assessment and management of the critically ill patient is the ability of the Intensive Care Paramedic to be able to relate a patient's clinical presentation to the homeostatic state and predict the potential alterations to this as a result of the implementation of a treatment strategy. This foundation subject will overview the relevant basic sciences, normal biology, anatomy and physiology to provide the necessary underpinning knowledge for the various pathophysiological conditions encountered during the course. Subject material, based on contemporary clinical understanding and best practice, will include Pharmacology, Clinical Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Microbiology and Inflammation and will prepare the student with the necessary knowledge to enable appropriate clinical decision making when dealing with often complex and interacting pathologies.
This topic aims to develop an advanced level of understanding in the core biosciences related to Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) practice which forms the foundation on which sound clinical judgement and practice are to be based
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:
Discuss basic organic and inorganic chemistry as relevant to ICP practice.
Describe and apply to ICP practice the concepts of clinical pharmacology, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
Identify, describe and apply to ICP practice a knowledge of normal human anatomy and physiology in relation to the following:
Cell structure and basic biochemistry
The Cardiovascular System
The Respiratory System including the Airway
The Central & Peripheral Nervous Systems
The Renal System
Fluid & Electrolyte Balance
The Endocrine System
The Musculo-skeletal System
The Immune System
Explain the immunological processes involved in inflammation as relevant to ICP practice.
Discuss basic microbiology as relevant to ICP practice
Identify and describe the variations in biological characteristics that occur across the life span, including during pregnancy, as relevant to ICP practice
Demonstrate the ability to form and revise clinical judgements and practice plans when presented with new evidence or information as relevant to ICP practice.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2019 are no longer published.
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