APS403 Populations with Special Needs (8)

This subject focuses on the unique characteristics that need to be considered by paramedics when applying advanced clinical care to paediatric, obstetric and older patients. The subject builds on students' previous clinical knowledge and experience in these areas, to focus on aspects of advanced care that are specific to these special populations.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
Online
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: APS403. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in postgraduate paramedic study.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to critically evaluate and justify the evidence based practices, interventions, and management relating to the care of paediatric, obstetric, and older patients.
  • Be able to critically analyse the underlying pathophysiological processes of acute medical emergencies in paediatric, obstetric and older patients with reference to the specific anatomical and physiological differences for each population.
  • Be able to apply a knowledge of pharmacology, including specific pharmacological considerations for paediatric, obstetric and elderly patients, to the selection and administration of medications.
  • Be able to develop evidenced based strategies/management plans for obstetric emergencies and for the care of the pregnant woman in a trauma or emergency setting.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Paediatric (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and patient management concepts for life threatening and commonly encountered paediatric conditions).
  • Obstetrics (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and patient management concepts for life threatening and commonly encountered obstetric conditions).
  • Older patients (anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and patient management concepts for life threatening and commonly encountered geriatric conditions).

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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