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 you the opportunity to study a domain applicable to your 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. You can select a domain that is an area of strength, interest and/or anticipated specialisation in your paramedic career. The final module of this unit will prepare you for the work-force with a focus on managing your 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 Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Craig Campbell
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Health Study Period 3 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Health Study Period 3 30/10/2023 17/11/2023 15/12/2023 28/1/2024

* 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 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast a range of professional development models for improvement in professional capabilities and clinical decision-making.
  • 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 capabilities 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
069905 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,522.00

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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 except CAA314, CXA309, CAA321


Teaching Pattern

1x 2hr online workshop, 5 x 1hr small group tutorials, 9hrs weekly self-directed project work

AssessmentVideo-based statement (15%)|Oral presentation (20%)|Project plan (25%)|Project report (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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