PAED5503 Practicum II
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital Multi-mode
- Students (1) develop knowledge of relevant anatomy and physiology, indications, risks and consequences of practical procedures in the care of a sick neonate; and (2) are provided with the opportunity to develop core knowledge and skills in micro-counselling appropriate for application in their care of patients and their families. This unit includes airway suction; bag and mask ventilation; bladder tap or catheterisation; blood culture; blood sampling from umbilical and peripheral arterial lines; capillary blood sample; endotracheal intubation; exchange transfusion (via simulation); lumbar puncture; thoracocentesis (via simulation); paracentesis (via simulation); pericardiocentesis (via simulation); peripheral arterial puncture (via simulation); surfactant administration; venesection; performing and interpreting functional echocardiography (if enrolled in cardiac unit); and interpreting cranial ultrasound.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate comprehensive understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology regarding procedures relevant to caring for a sick neonate in line with the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP) requirements; (2) demonstrate competence in procedures associated in the care of a sick infant in line with college requirements; (3) demonstrate core basic practices of person-centred micro-counselling in scenarios involving high-level communication of medical information with patients in distress; (4) demonstrate knowledge of emotional dimensions of communication including critical self-reflection and counter-transference; (5) understand barriers to communication with patients and strategies to overcome or compensate (e.g. culture/language; technology; complaints and disclosure of errors); (6) guide patients through various risk/benefits associated with different courses of action and appropriate presentation of certainty/uncertainty as well as application of withholding information (when is this appropriate/not appropriate); (7) demonstrate the ability to collect, analyse, and evaluate information and ideas, problem solve by thinking clearly, critically and creatively; and (8) demonstrate self-evaluation and critical self-reflection.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a tutorial presentation; (2) portfolio assessment; and (3) a self-reflection essay. This unit is Ungraded Pass (UP) or Ungraded Fail (UF). Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Clinical Associate Professor Mary Sharp
- Unit rules
- PAED5502 Practicum I
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.