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 Medicine
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Paramedicine Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Rozelle - Sydney||Paramedicine Study Period 1||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Paramedicine Study Period 1||21/2/2022||12/3/2022||11/4/2022||29/5/2022|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Identify and describe key characteristics of social and cultural perspectives on health and wellbeing
- Describe the social and cultural dimensions of health and wellbeing impacting individuals and groups in Australian society
- Explore the interconnectedness of ethical and professional practice, clinical decision making and mindful practice in paramedicine in relation to mindful and patient-centred approaches to health care
|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||Quizzes (20%)|Professional learning portfolio (45%)|Presentations (30%)|Discussion post (5%)|
|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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