Courses & Units

Paramedicine 2 CAA220


This unit builds upon the material learned in CAA110 and will advance the development of knowledge of the theory underpinning the practice of paramedicine, enabling you to identify, assess and manage medical and trauma conditions encountered in the out of hospital setting. The epidemiological aspects as well as contemporary and controversial management issues will be addressed. This unit will reaffirm the importance of employing a systematic approach to all patient care and will prepare you for practice as a beginning practitioner.


Unit name Paramedicine 2
Unit code CAA220
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Ms Jennifer Levett
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Health Study Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Health Study Period 1 27/2/2023 17/3/2023 14/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the role of clinical assessment and clinical judgement, including time criticality, as related to systematic and structured patient assessment and management principles.
  • Analyse and apply the evidence and research base that guides the paramedic response regarding medical and trauma assessment and intervention
  • Articulate the paramedic role of providing health care to all patients (including those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples) from a non-emergency perspective.

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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CAA110 Paramedicine 1 & CXA290 Pathophysiology in Paramedicine 1



Mutual Exclusions

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

CAA205 & CAA206


Teaching Pattern

2hr online lecture weekly, 2hr online tutorial weekly

AssessmentDiscussion responses (30%)|Quizzes (30%)|Written examination (40%)
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