Courses & Units

Transition to Professional Paramedic Practice CAA308


This capstone knowledge unit focuses on consolidation of knowledge and clinical paramedicine in preparation for paramedic practice. The unit is modularised in three parts. The first focusses on professional development as a graduate paramedic, encapsulating behaviours and attitudes associated with the UTAS graduate. The second module is a student-led learning component designed to give the student the opportunity to study a domain applicable to their own individual development as a paramedic and paramedicine as a profession: the domains are research, leadership, education, primary care and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander well-being. Students can will select a domain that is an area on strength, interest and/or anticipated specialisation in their paramedic career. The final module of this unit will prepare the student for the work-force with a focus on managing their internship (or equivalent) and future development as a paramedic.


Unit name Transition to Professional Paramedic Practice
Unit code CAA308
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Leigh Parker
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


This unit is currently unavailable.

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast models of patient management, while demonstrating sound clinical decision-making skills
  • Design a learning project that is purposeful, informed by best-evidence and research in paramedicine and contributes to personal and professional growth
  • Justify a model of practice that is legal, ethical, sustainable and culturally safe
  • Based on the professional attributes of a paramedic generate and present a model of paramedic practice that is patient-centred, mindful and grounded in best-evidence

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
not applicable

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.

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All previous units excepting CAA321


Teaching Pattern

1hr online lecture weekly, 1hr online tutorial weekly

AssessmentOral exam (25%)|Video-based statement (5%)|Project plan (25%)|Project report (45%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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