Courses & Units

Advanced Management of Complex Cases in Paramedicine CAA601



CAA601 has a specific focus on paramedicine and primary health care. Patients may present in the out of hospital environment with common, acute primary health care needs. These needs can be complex due to the prevalence of chronic disease as well as the impact of social determinants of health. This unit will deepen knowledge in primary health care and provide tools to assist with assessment, patient-clinician communication and health literacy in addition to considering contemporary issues surrounding the paramedic and primary health care practice. The unit promotes a systems based model for clinical practice thus enabling a structured approach to patient assessment, clinical reasoning and development of evidence based treatment and management plans. This model integrates applied knowledge of key pathophysiological concepts, advanced pharmacology and evidence-based communication techniques. Essential skills are taught including advanced history taking, comprehensive physical examination, appropriate application of point of care testing and clinical procedures specific to common primary health care presentations.


Unit name Advanced Management of Complex Cases in Paramedicine
Unit code CAA601
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine

Ms Emma-Kate Thornley

Teaching staff

Ms Emma-Kate Thornley

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2018: $2,688.00 2018: $5,534.00 060199

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  • CAA600


Teaching Pattern

Delivered fully online during a 13 week semester


Case Based Discussion Tasks (20%), Online Quizzes (10%), Written Case Study (20%), Written Exam (50%)

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Flexible Study Options



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