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Principles of Paramedic Practice 2 CAA108


Professional Experience Placement (PEP)

To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must be “Verified” as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit.


This unit continues to develop students' understanding of Paramedic Practice and their development in the competent use of ambulance equipment and its application in routine clinical presentations. Further development of core paramedic skills will ensure that the student is able to function as an effective ambulance crew member. This unit prepares students for clinical placement.

This unit is the second paramedic-specific unit and runs in partnership with CAA107 Principles of Paramedic Practice 1. It prepares the student for clinical practice and attendance in their first emergency clinical placement. The student will continue to develop foundational paramedic skills, including: patient assessment, management of common medical presentations and administration of basic medications. This unit also provides an introduction to ECGs, and management of patients presenting in cardiac arrest. The concept of vulnerable patients will be introduced including the elderly, indigenous and terminally ill populations. Students will undertake a one-day patient transport placement during this unit


Unit name Principles of Paramedic Practice 2
Unit code CAA108
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Ms Helen Eyles
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


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Learning Outcomes

  • perform systematic patient assessment by applying standard paramedic assessment tools, to care for routine patient presentations and vulnerable patients
  • demonstrate foundation and advanced life support skills for the timely assessment and management of diverse patient presentations and vulnerable patients
  • demonstrate and justify the use of clinical problem solving skills and appropriate decision making in the management of diverse patient presentations
  • use behaviour and mannerisms that reflect paramedic professional conduct with respect to patient focussed care and inter service communication
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Teaching Pattern

2hr lecture and 3hr practical weekly

AssessmentFinal exam (60%)|Essential Clinical Skills Practicals – Pass/Fail|Major written assignment (30%)|Reflective paper (10%)
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