Courses & Units

Paramedic Practice 4 CAA202


This unit focuses on the individual within the greater context of the health system focussing on primary health care and community-based emergency health (CBEH). The unit integrates the health systems approach with the clinical assessment and paramedic management of medical conditions and traumatic injuries including environmental exposure, poisoning and envenomation, head and spine trauma, chest injury, and introduction to multiple trauma situations. A study of the microbiological and pathophysiological basis of disease and pharmacological paramedic management will underpin the subsequent unit Clinical Practice 4.


Unit name Paramedic Practice 4
Unit code CAA202
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Clinton Au
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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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

  • Formulate clinically sound patient management plans based on assessment findings, knowledge of pathophysiology and patient management standards for patients (including paediatrics) experiencing a range of medical and trauma conditions. [PPCS 8.3]
  • Perform a broad range of clinical and health assessment skills, demonstrating an understanding of the relevance and importance of comprehensive patient assessment to support patient management. [PPCS 8.4]
  • Analyse and interpret assessment findings, to contribute to the development of a provisional diagnosis. [PPCS 5.1; PPCS 8.1]
  • Apply problem solving processes to the management of patients based on assessment findings, in an inter-professional health care environment. [PPCS 8.2]
  • Apply a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to facilitate the assessment of patients accommodating diverse cultural, social and socioeconomic backgrounds. [PPCS 4.2]
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the changing discipline of paramedic practice, applying this knowledge to the provision of service in an inter-professional context. [PPCS 4.1; PPCS 9.1]
  • Develop a team work approach to practice which will enhance the delivery of health services to the community. [PPCS 4.1]
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 $2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $5,044.00

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly online lectures and  discussion tasks.

AssessmentQuizzes (25%)|Clinical analysis of Clinical Practice (35%)|Written Examination (40%)
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