CLS400 Advanced Paramedic Medical Emergencies (8)

This subject aims to extend the students' knowledge and clinical skills required for the care of patients experiencing acute health emergencies, particularly cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies. Students will need to integrate pathophysiological principles and assessment findings to implement advanced life support (ALS) care for the patient with medical emergencies, including the management of obstetric, neonatal and paediatric emergencies.

Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
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
One session
School of Biomedical Sciences
Enrolment restrictions

Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic).

Assumed Knowledge

APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology or equivalent

A practical understanding of medical maths and medication administration and experience with attaining and interpreting a basic ECG.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to
  • demonstrate knowledge of the pathophysiology of acute medical emergencies in neonates, children, and adults
  • articulate the correlations between the recognition of signs and symptoms and the consequent clinical management;
  • discuss and justify both the theoretical and practical management of selected medical emergencies.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • 1) Infectious and communicable diseases, allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
  • 2) Diseases of haematological, gastrointestinal, renal, and endocrine systems;
  • 3) Cardiovascular emergencies;
  • 4) Neurological emergencies.
  • 5) Obstetrical emergencies
  • 6) Neonatal and paediatric emergencies
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.