This unit serves as the foundation unit to the Bachelor of Paramedicine. In this unit students will be supported to develop an understanding of different social and cultural perspectives of health and wellbeing in relation to individuals and the broader community. Students will explore factors of everyday life that contribute to positive well-being in both an individual and group sense. Students will be introduced to the concepts of ethical and professional practice, clinical decision-making, and mindful practice in paramedicine.
|Unit name||Foundations of Paramedicine|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
|Coordinator||Mr Clinton Au|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Health Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Health Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||Health Study Period 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Health Study Period 2||8/7/2024||26/7/2024||23/8/2024||6/10/2024|
|Health Study Period 1||4/3/2024||22/3/2024||19/4/2024||2/6/2024|
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- Describe the cultural determinants of health and wellbeing impacting individuals and groups in Australian society.
- Describe the social determinants of health and wellbeing impacting individuals and groups in Australian society.
- Explore the interconnectedness of ethical and professional practice, communication, clinical decision making, and clinical mindfulness in paramedicine in relation to patient-centred approaches to health care.
- Apply foundational practical skills used in systematic and structured patient assessment and management.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Clinical Learning Portfolio|Written Assignment (20%)|Quizzes (25%)|Share our Pride Workshop (25%)|Presentation (30%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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