Courses & Units

Environmental Emergencies for Out-of-Hospital Practice CAA305

Rozelle - Sydney, Hobart


This unit will be taught in a condensed format to allow attendance at CAA208 Emergency Ambulance Clinical Placement 3.


This unit will reaffirm the importance of employing a systematic approach to patient care, in particular relating to unique environmental emergencies and will prepare you for practice as a beginning paramedic practitioner. You will further develop clinical reasoning skills, patient communication skills, clinical judgement and critical thinking in the context of patients suffering from injuries or illnesses in unique environmental settings.


Unit name Environmental Emergencies for Out-of-Hospital Practice
Unit code CAA305
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Craig Campbell
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Rozelle - Sydney Spring school (extended) On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Spring school (extended) On-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) 31/10/2022 23/11/2022 27/12/2022 19/2/2023

* 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

  • Explain the pathophysiology of specific environmental emergencies relevant to paramedic practice.
  • Explain the management of specific environmental emergencies based on the pathophysiology and principles of paramedic practice.
  • Perform paramedic level clinical assessment and management in simulated clinical scenarios of specific environmental emergencies.
  • Evaluate current Australian paramedic practice guidelines against relevant literature on the management of environmental emergencies.
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
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching Pattern

Lectures delivered on-line, all other resources can be found on MyLo. This course also includes 4 intensive practical days.

AssessmentOnline Quiz (5%)|Final Examination (60%)|Compulsory Practical Attendance Pass/Fail.|Written Assignment (35%)
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