CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care (8)


In this subject students will investigate the paramedic assessment and management of obstetric, neonatal,paediatric and elderly patients.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
DistanceBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CLS202
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)
CLS102 or CLS104

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to accurately identify, assess and manage paramedic care of obstetric, neonatal, paediatric and geriatric presentations.
  • be able to describe changes which occur during pregnancy and relate this to appropriate management of a pregnant patient.
  • be able to recognise normal and complicated childbirth and demonstrate management in simulated situations.
  • be able to describe anatomical and physiological differences between children and adults and appropriately modify care of paediatric pateints.
  • be able to describe the anatomical physiological changes of aging and apply these to simulated clinical situations.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Paramedic identification and management of obstetric, neonatal, paediatric and geriatric presentations. Each stage is equal to 25% of the subject.
  • Theoretical principles and clinical skills relating to assessment and management of obstetric, neonatal, paediatric and geriatric patients


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.