APS507 Systematic Extended Care (8)

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.

Subject availability
Session 2 (60)
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 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
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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