Courses & Units

Clinical Practice 4 CAA301



This unit is only available to paramedics enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (conversion pathway) from 2011.


This unit focuses on the application of paramedic practice in industry and community-based emergency health. The unit expands on knowledge and management of health emergencies explored in CAA202 Paramedic Practice 4 through industry-based application.
It integrates clinical reasoning and critical analysis with reflective practice to promote continuing professional development and contemporary evidence-based paramedic practice.


Unit name Clinical Practice 4
Unit code CAA301
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Ms Emma-Kate Thornley
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 25/10/2021 17/11/2021 20/12/2021 13/2/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Integrate and apply theoretical knowledge of the management of adult and paediatric health emergencies including neurological, endocrine and renal conditions; head and spine trauma, chest injury and burns and related pharmacology into industry-based practice.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the rationale and clinical science behind interventions used in the management of adult and paediatric health emergencies including neurological, endocrine and renal conditions, head and spine trauma, chest injury and burns.
  • Reflect on, analyse and critique clinical cases to demonstrate an informed, evidence-based approach to clinical reasoning and practice.
  • Communicate knowledge and clinical experience with peers, engaging in collaborative learning to facilitate professional development.
  • Use reflection of practice methods to adapt to a changing paramedic discipline and to foster professional development through life-long learning.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069905 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Teaching Pattern

Approximately 156 hours of professional practice experience conducted over the semester with online discussion and reflective activities.

AssessmentEngagement tasks.|Clinical Practice Reflection|Clinical Case Log.|Clinical Case Study
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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