This unit explores care of the older adult in paramedicine. In this unit the student will develop the ability to critically assess the older adult within the context of their social and cultural identity, attitudes to healthy ageing and living environment. The student will gain an understanding of the lived experience of the older person and will explore their wellbeing in Australia through insights into alternate management pathways, contemporary policy, research, and practices in care of the older adult. Attendance and active engagement are important in gaining the required level of understanding and clinical practice.
|Unit name||The Older Adult in Paramedicine|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
|Coordinator||Mr Clinton Au|
|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 1||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||Health Study Period 2||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Health Study Period 2||8/7/2024||26/7/2024||23/8/2024||6/10/2024|
|Health Study Period 1||4/3/2024||22/3/2024||19/4/2024||2/6/2024|
* 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 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Evaluate theoretical knowledge to justify the clinical approach to, and the management of the older adult
- Apply clinical thinking and skills in the management of the older adult in diverse settings and with a variety of presentations
- Develop and demonstrate appropriate cognitive and emotional communication strategies with the older adult and other professions in a professional, ethical and patient-centred manner
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
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.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:CNA146
Online class 1 hour weekly; Clinical practice 8 hours (5 times in the semester); One day workshop
|Assessment||Understanding Dementia Module (25%)|Workshop/placement portfolio (35%)|Presentation (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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