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APS507 Systematic Extended Care (8)

Abstract

This subject provides an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge of pathophysiology, patient assessment and treatment options for musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular and neurological conditions. The subject addresses these topics with a focus on primary health care patient assessment, treatment, case management and identification of transport, referral or field care options.

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Session 2
OnlineBathurst Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: APS507
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 apply knowledge of the underlying pathophysiological processes to musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurological conditions with reference to the specific anatomical and physiological differences for each.
  • Be able to critically evaluate evidence based practices, interventions and management relating to the care of musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurological conditions for extended care paramedics.
  • Be able to apply a knowledge of pharmacology, including specific pharmacological considerations for musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurological conditions to the selection and administration of medications.
  • Be able to develop evidenced based strategies/management plans for obstetric emergencies and for musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal and neurological conditions for extended care paramedics.
  • Be able to identify the risk factors for cardiovascular disease and be able to identify patients who present with cardiac presentations who are suitable for extended care management.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Musculoskeletal injuries.
  • Respiratory conditions.
  • Cardiovascular conditions.
  • Gastrointestinal conditions.
  • Neurological conditions.
  • Obstetric emergencies

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.