Courses & Units

Clinical Practice 5 CAA303



This unit is restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (ADF Conversion)


This unit is a capstone clinical practice unit which will provide an opportunity for students having completed studies in CAA213 to integrate their knowledge and clinical skills in a clinical practice environment. Students will undertake placement in emergency ambulance, general practitioner, operating theatre and ships medical centre environments and will be required to apply clinical skills acquired in a supervised clinical environment. During their clinical placement students will complete a clinical skills portfolio demonstrating proficiency, along with critical practice analysis and reflection.


Unit name Clinical Practice 5
Unit code CAA303
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Doctor Dale Edwards
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school Off-Campus Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school 24/10/2022 8/11/2022 1/12/2022 8/1/2023

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • formulate clinically sound patient management plans based on assessment findings, knowledge of pathophysiology and patient management standards for patients (including paediatrics) experiencing a range of medical and trauma conditions.
  • perform a broad range of advanced clinical and health assessment skills, demonstrating an understanding of the relevance and importance of comprehensive patient assessment to support patient management in the critical care setting.
  • apply a team based collaborative approach to the assessment and management of patients in an inter-professional health care environment.
  • apply a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to facilitate the assessment and management of patients accommodating diverse cultural, social and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069905 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Teaching Pattern

Approximately 156 hours of supervised industry experience

AssessmentClinical Skills Portfolio (Pass/Fail)|Clinical Practice Reflections (30%)|Case Study (70%)
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