Paramedic practice requires an understanding of the effect that substance use has on individuals and the community. You will investigate the social, ethical and legal aspects to drug use at an individual, family and community level. Harm minimisation strategies including detoxification will be studied, and students will develop an understanding of their role in caring for individuals with alteration in health due to drug toxicity or drug withdrawal. You will also investigate the assessment and care of poisoned patients, including cases of envenomation. This course contains mature content (drug use, violence, and adult themes).
- BIM263 and HLT221 and enrolled in Program SC395 or SC306
- Semester of offer Subject to change
- Online: Session 5
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- Band 2A
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- 2.2A: Computing, Built Environment, Other Health
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