HSC7310 – Trauma/Medical IV

Semester: One
Co-requisites: None
Pre-requisites: HSC6320 Trauma/Medical III 
Credit Value: 30
NZQA Level: 7
Theory Hours: 200
Clinical Hours: 100hrs.

Aims 

This course continues to develop the student’s understanding and practice of paramedic assessment and management, with a particular focus on cardiac, respiratory and other medical conditions.

Learning Outcomes 

Following successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

1. Demonstrate competence in practice.     

2. Describe, analyse and perform an advanced paramedic assessment and management plan for a patient with a medical or trauma condition.   

3. Demonstrate advanced cardiac life support (ACLS). 


HSC7311 – Professional Practice

Semester: One
Co-requisites: Nil
Pre-requisites: All level 6 courses
Credit Value: 30
NZQA Level: 7
Learning Hours: 200

Aims 

The course aims to enable the student to further explore a range of key concepts, which influence health service delivery in pre-hospital practice within the New Zealand context. Students will relate to their own perspectives and experiences to explore and analyse the role of paramedics in health service delivery.  Students will also be introduced to clinical instruction and mentoring.

This course aims to analyse and critique ethical and legal issues and their implications for current and future paramedic practice. Students own experience will be drawn upon to demonstrate and scrutinise their response to common situations that occur in paramedic practice that may cause ethical and legal dilemmas.

Learning Outcomes 

Following successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

1. Critically examine factors affecting health service delivery in pre hospital practice.   

2. Critically examine the socio-political context of health care in New Zealand.   

3. Explore quality improvement in paramedic practice and service delivery.   

4. Develop and implement a clinical mentoring plan, with subsequent reflection. 

5. Examine and reflect on legal aspects of paramedic practice.   

6. Critically evaluate ethical principles related to paramedic practice. 


HSC7320 – Cardiology

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: None
Pre-requisites: HSC7310 Trauma/Medical IV
Credit Value: 30
NZQA Level: 7
Learning Hours: 200
Clinical Hours: 100

Aims 

This course challenges students to analyse and critique their present practice by examining the principles of intervention for the acutely ill person (or persons).

An integral part of this course is the development of the student’s health assessment and the practical ability needed to care for the acutely ill person (or persons), and applying this to their present practice. The integration of professional issues, physiology, physical science, patient response and pharmacology will be incorporated throughout this course, with a particular emphasis on acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

Learning Outcomes 

Following successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

1. Demonstrate competence in practice.   

2. Demonstrate and critically evaluate a cardiovascular assessment that is supported by paramedic knowledge, reflective practice and research.   

3. Demonstrate electrocardiogram interpretation (12 lead). 

4. Critically evaluate and implement management plans for patients in a cardiovascular context.   


HSC7321 – Integration/Transition

Semester: Two
Co-requisites: None
Pre-requisites: All compulsory courses
Credit Value: 30
NZQA Level: 7
Theory Hours: 200
Clinical Hours: 100

Aims 

This course is the final clinical paper of the BHSc Paramedic degree for most students, and aims to integrate previously-gained knowledge and experience to make students ready for work as frontline paramedics.

 On completion of the BHSc Paramedic degree, the student will have attained an equivalency of qualification at Paramedic level, as such practical assessments will expect to see students performing in accordance with Paramedic level competencies in the New Zealand context.

Learning Outcomes 

Following successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

1. Demonstrate competence in practice.   

2. Facilitate and critically evaluate paramedic practice that is responsive to others in health care settings and is supported by paramedic knowledge, research, and reflective practice. 

3. Integrate paramedic principles into practice through application of critical thinking.   

4. Make clinical judgements supported by paramedic knowledge, research and reflective practice.   

5. Facilitate, manage and evaluate the care of person/persons with a trauma or medical emergency.

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