Courses & Units

Advanced Topics in Defence Paramedicine 2 CAA213


Note: This unit is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (ADF Conversion).  This unit includes face to face teaching blocks to supplement online material.


This unit builds upon the underpinning knowledge developed in CAA211 and CAA212 and provides the advanced applied knowledge and clinical skills to identify, assess and manage acute emergencies. The epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects as well as contemporary management issues of the major body systems will be covered. Emphasis is on extensive physical patient assessment and out of hospital management of patients. You will further develop clinical reasoning and decision making skills, incorporation of advanced pharmacology and medication management and application of contemporary advanced paramedicine skills.


Unit name Advanced Topics in Defence Paramedicine 2
Unit code CAA213
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Doctor Dale Edwards
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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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.
  • Perform a broad range of advanced clinical and health assessment skills, demonstrating an understanding of the relevance and importance of comprehensive patient assessment to support patient management in the critical care setting.
  • Apply a team based collaborative approach to the assessment and management of patients in an inter-professional health care environment.
  • Apply a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to facilitate the assessment and management of patients accommodating diverse cultural, social and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069905 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Teaching Pattern

This unit includes face to face teaching blocks to supplement online material.

AssessmentQuizzes (10%)|Clinical skills portfolio (pass/fail)|Case Based Discussion Tasks (30%)|Written exam (60%)
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