Unit Code: EMD800
Unit Name: Emergency Medicine I
Description: This course will equip emergency physicians with the attitudes, knowledge & skills to adequately staff emergency departments &/or remote regional health care facilities. In doing so students will be able to recognize, diagnose and acutely manage patients. The course consists of a clinical component and an academic component, and aims to develop the requisite knowledge, skills and attitudes so that graduates can practice Emergency Medicine at an advanced, but not specialist (consultant) level. The clinical component runs for the whole year of the Diploma and the candidates will be required to function as a full time registrar at an accredited training institution. The academic component consists of the topics as outlined in the course outline. All topics are required to be passed for satisfactory completion of the course. The topics will have a mixture of teaching pedagogies. The exact mix will depend on the topics to be covered and the staff available. Where appropriate, the candidates of the Diploma of Emergency Medicine will be taught in conjunction with the candidates of other Postgraduate Diplomas. Where this is not possible or appropriate, the Emergency Medicine Diploma candidates will be given their own teaching sessions. The practicum component of the Diploma will be undertaken during all the topics, and will continue throughout the whole year. Candidates will function as full time registrars in the Emergency Department of either CWM or Lautoka Hospitals and Labasa Hospital if and when a clinical supervisor is available there.
Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to: 1. Apply and demonstrate a basic level of knowledge and skills in critical care and resuscitation in the emergency department. 2. Apply and demonstrate expertise in history taking and clinical examination and basic skill in important life-saving procedures in the emergency department. 3. Describe and discuss basic concepts in managing emergency services. 4. Apply and demonstrate the assessment and management of important surgical emergencies. 5. Apply and demonstrate the assessment and management of important medical emergencies. 6. Apply and demonstrate the assessment and management of important obstetric and gynaecological emergencies. 7. Apply and demonstrate the assessment and management of important paediatric emergencies. 8. Apply and demonstrate the assessment and management of important psychiatric emergencies.
Prerequisite: Minimum Entry Requirement.
Prerequisite Sentence: N/A
Credit Point: 120
Offered In: Semester 1,2