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HS5602 - Rural and Remote Paramedic Primary Health Care

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Division of Tropical Health & Medicine

Available to student enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Rural and Remote Paramedic Practice

This subject consists of 3 modules. Diabetes- Epidemiology and burden of diabetes. National priority areas. Goals and targets. Measuring and assessing risk. Secondary prevention guidlines. Quality use of medicines. Critical appraisal of research and meta-analysis. General Practice diabetes clinics. Practice Diabetes database. Chronic and Complex Diseases- Population health strategies and their application in clinical settings. Measuring and collecting data in a rural health setting and the practice audit context. Monitoring complex care. Using clinical guidlines. Patients' rights. Coordination of care. Mental Illness- Common issues and controversies. The burden of mental illness. Prevention, indicators, dual diagnoses, comorbidities, workforce distribution and training, multi-disciplinary care, service integration, the role of consumer groups and special needs groups.

Learning Outcomes

  • * Identify chronic disease and mental health strategies useful in primary health care * Idenify ways of managing and monitoring complex care * Design and undertake community health needs and practice audit * Critically appraise literature * Know of consumer and community rights and primary health care team advocacy roles.


Mount Isa, External, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 90 hours - Online course modules
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments.
Special Assessment Requirements: Community Health Needs assessment of the students community (to a prescribed template) and critical analysis of results

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.