Courses & Units

Mental Health Care in Paramedicine CAA214


This unit builds on content learnt in CAA100 Foundations of Paramedicine, with a focus on mental health care in paramedicine, enabling the student to identify, assess and manage individuals with mental illness. The importance of, and barriers to, clear and effective communication with patients and stakeholders will be explored. In this unit the student will investigate the professional, ethical, legal and socio-cultural factors associated with the delivery of patient-centred, evidence-based mental health care in paramedicine.


Unit name Mental Health Care in Paramedicine
Unit code CAA214
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mrs Tara McAndrew
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Health Study Period 2 3/7/2023 21/7/2023 18/8/2023 1/10/2023

* 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 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

  • Demonstrate the skills needed to manage patients with mental illness in professional, ethical, legal, culturally safe and patient-centred manner.
  • Tailor the delivery of appropriate communication in a clinical setting by understanding the individual’s needs and any actual or potential barriers to effective communication with patients and stakeholders.
  • Describe and apply knowledge of a range of contemporary mental health influences and disease processes considering appropriate and safe interventions, therapeutic approaches and referral pathways.

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 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

2hr online lecture weekly, 2hr online tutorial weekly, Fortnightly 3hr practicals, approx 4hrs per week self-directed study

AssessmentOnline Viva Voce (30%)|Written assignment (30%)|Case Based Questions (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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