Courses & Units

Clinical Paramedicine 1 CAA111


This unit will introduce students to foundational clinical paramedicine including information gathering, clinical assessment, diagnostic evaluations, and the management of simple medical and trauma cases. In this unit students learn about ethical health care, professional communication, safe practice and the mindful, patient-centred application of clinical skills. The unique, diverse environment in which paramedics operate will be explored, as will cultural sensitivities, manual handling, infection control principles and the role of followership in a team setting.
Attendance and active engagement are important in gaining the required level of understanding and clinical practice.


Unit name Clinical Paramedicine 1
Unit code CAA111
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mrs Laura Triffett
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Paramedicine Study Period 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Paramedicine Study Period 2 On-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

  • Integrate basic knowledge of evidence-based practice and reflective practice to inform the application of skills used in contemporary paramedic practice.
  • Apply basic practical skills used in systematic and structured patient assessment and management
  • Employ developing critical thinking and basic clinical decision-making to apply skills used in contemporary paramedic practice using relevant techniques.

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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Concurrent Prerequisites


Mutual Exclusions

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

CAA107 & CAA108


Teaching Pattern

Weekly practical sessions supported by MyLO content

AssessmentOSCE (20%)|OSCE (40%)|Clinical learning presentation (40%)|Essential clinical skills
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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