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.


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.


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).


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.


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