Courses & Units

Professional Development in Paramedic Practice CAA309



This unit is intended to integrate the paramedic student’s knowledge and practice, preparing them to work as a beginning out-of-hospital practitioner. This unit will develop the research, ethical practice and professional development skills required of a health care professional, focusing on the integration of critical reflection and evidence into all facets of practice.


Unit name Professional Development in Paramedic Practice
Unit code CAA309
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Doctor Peter Lucas
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
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) 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

  • Understand the role of a critical enquiry based model of professional practice, including the application of reflective practice and critical analysis of evidence
  • Evaluate research outcomes and incorporate them into evidence based practice, whilst contributing to the body of research evidence that informs paramedic practice
  • Demonstrate a capacity to work with members of a team to achieve common goals using a range of communication techniques and processes
  • Demonstrate the capacity to communicate outcomes and contribute to a culture of professional and academic enquiry
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional and personal development and lifelong learning
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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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

Flexible teaching format including intensive face to face sessions and online learning.

AssessmentReflection (5%)|Assessment Task 2(b). Report - Group Task. (10%)|Assessment Task 2(c). Report- Individual Task (10%)|Assessment Task 2(a).Report - Group Task (10%)|Assessment Task 2(d). Report - Individual task (40%)|Assessment Task 2.Conference Poster and Presentation- Group Task (25%)
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