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APS403 Populations with Special Needs (8)

Abstract

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.

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Session 1
OnlineBathurst 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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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

The 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).

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.