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 availability
Session 1 (30)
Online
Bathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
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).
Contact
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

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

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