Courses & Units

Foundations of Paramedicine CAA100


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
Unit code CAA100
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Leigh Parker
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 International Domestic Domestic
Online Health Study Period 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Health Study Period 1 27/2/2023 17/3/2023 14/4/2023 28/5/2023
Health Study Period 2 3/7/2023 21/7/2023 18/8/2023 1/10/2023

* 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 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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, communication, clinical decision making, and mindful practice in paramedicine in relation to mindful and patient-centred approaches to health care
  • Apply foundational practical skills used in systematic and structured patient assessment and management

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
069905 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Concurrent Prerequisites



AssessmentClinical Learning Portfolio|Discussion post (10%)|Written Assignment (40%)|Presentation (50%)
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