Courses & Units

The Older Adult in Paramedicine CAA246


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
Unit code CAA246
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline 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


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Key Dates

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

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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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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

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 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

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Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

Online class 1 hour weekly; Clinical practice 8 hours (5 times in the semester); One day workshop

AssessmentUnderstanding Dementia Module (25%)|Workshop/placement portfolio (35%)|Presentation (40%)
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