This subject contains a 5 day Compulsory Residential School.
The Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) is currently accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA). In aligning to the accreditation policy, face to face time is required when teaching and assessing clinical practice skills. The online subject and internal subject must have equity in teaching standards.
The purpose of the residential school is to demonstrate and practice clinical skills in a safe environment for the student. Allowing them an opportunity to receive timely feedback and support from the hands on experience. APS301 is an applied-in-practice paramedic pharmacology subject that incorporates skills such as administering safe and effective pain relief and other advanced pharmaceutical agents. Many of these skills require supervised practice before allowing the student autonomy in the clinical environment.
Current activities that will be included into the res school for APS301 are
- Initial patient assessment strategies that minimise risk and harm in the out of hospital environment
- Practise in the safe and effective pharmacological management of patients
- Drug handling procedures within the healthcare setting