HLTH6173 Fundamental Science in Major Trauma
This module is designed to enable you to understand the impact of improved clinical scientific knowledge of trauma-altered physiology and its resultant aggressive management. It will enable you to build a platform of clinical scientific data and understanding for working clinical environments where major trauma care is provided. This module of learning will also focus on altered physiology in major trauma and how trauma is affected by variables such as age, co-morbidity and mechanism of injury.
Aims and Objectives
This module will enable you to: 1. Critically evaluate current knowledge and understanding of the key clinical scientific principles which underpin optimal trauma care 2. With reference to life science, identify and critically evaluate the contribution of historical scientific landmarks in the development of trauma care, 3. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of altered physiology (including infection) in trauma and its aggressive management 4. Critically review the evidence on physiological and psychological responses to trauma and how this is affected by variables such as age, co-morbidity and the mechanism of injury
• Context of the scientific understanding in the development of care trauma outcomes • Key applied anatomy and physiology • Pathophysiology in trauma across the lifespan • Human physiological response to stress and injury • The psychological impact major trauma • Inflammation and sepsis • Neurological trauma • Trauma and co-morbidity • Acute coagulopathy of trauma and haemostatic resuscitations • Fluid resuscitation in trauma • Acute resuscitation • Metabolism and nutrition in trauma • Tissue healing and regeneration
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This module will enable you to advance your understanding and application of relevant underpinning life science in trauma by focusing on trauma scenarios, be they in clinical practice, simulation or filmed events. You will study the underpinning life sciences in-depth and with coaching and facilitation will explore in relation to practice vignettes, patient assessment, interpretation of data, diagnostic and clinical reasoning, and alternative options for intervention and therapy.
|Wider reading or practice||10|
|Completion of assessment task||1.5|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||100|
|Total study time||250|
Resources & Reading list
Skinner DV (2013). ABC of major trauma, Skinner DV and Driscoll PA (Eds)..
Bailitz J (2011). Emergent management of trauma.
Bhangu AA (2010). Emergencies in trauma. Bhangu AA, Lee C and Porter K (Eds).
Smith J (2011). Oxford desk reference: major trauma, Smith J, Greaves I, Porter KM (Eds)..
Online journals. • The Journal of Trauma • The Journal of Trauma Practice • Trauma Quarterly • Journal of Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Acute Care • The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies
|Exam (1.5 hours)||100%|
|Exam (1.5 hours)||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External