Courses & Units

Advanced Trauma and Environmental Paramedicine CAA222


In this unit the student will affirm the importance of employing a systems-based approach to healthcare in the management of major incidents and multi-casualty situations. The student will further develop a systematic approach to trauma assessment and care of emergent patients and refine and integrate current knowledge, clinical reasoning, ethical considerations, patient communication and critical thinking in the context of patients experiencing a severity range of injuries or illnesses following trauma or environmental exposure.
Attendance and active engagement are important in gaining the required level of understanding and clinical practice. This unit requires significant student participation as part of the learning process.


Unit name Advanced Trauma and Environmental Paramedicine
Unit code CAA222
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Chris Mullen
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Health Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Health Study Period 1 On-Campus International Domestic
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

* 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

  • Apply principles of communication and leadership to inform best-practice approaches to trauma and environmental situations and major incident out-of-hospital systems
  • Justify and demonstrate systematic evidence-based clinical approaches for the ethical and culturally safe management of trauma or environmental conditions in diverse groups of patients
  • Apply clinical thinking and skills in the management of trauma and environmental patients in diverse settings

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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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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Mutual Exclusions

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

CAA306 & CAA305


Teaching Pattern

1hr online lecture weekly, 2hr tutorial fortnightly, 3hr practical weekly (11 times)

AssessmentSkills assessment|Presentation (30%)|Written Assignment (30%)|Case Study (40%)
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