Courses & Units

Paramedicine 1 CAA110


This unit introduces the student to introductory level theory which underpins the practice of paramedicine, with a
focus on the initial assessment and management of the emergent patient presentation. Students will be introduced to
entry level concepts of paramedicine that include situation awareness, approach to the patient, and clinical
assessment of a patient using a systems-based approach. Students will develop underpinning knowledge for the
management of uncomplicated medical and trauma presentations, and undertake an introduction to clinical
assessment, provision of care and associated clinical interventions. This unit aligns with the clinical skills and practical
application of theory concepts delivered in the first clinical paramedicine unit.


Unit name Paramedicine 1
Unit code CAA110
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr David Donato
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Paramedicine Study Period 2 4/7/2022 22/7/2022 19/8/2022 2/10/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Articulate fundamentals of situational awareness and clinical reasoning related to systematic and structured patient assessment principles.
  • Explain and apply the evidence and research base that guides the paramedic response to simple medical and trauma assessment and intervention
  • Explain appropriate clinical assessment, management and communication strategies to diverse patient groups including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

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 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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.

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CAA107 & CAA108


Teaching Pattern

2 hrs Online asynchronous lectures weekly and 2hr online tutorial weekly

AssessmentSummative Written Examination (50%)|Quizzes and short answer questions (25%)|Written assignment (25%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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