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|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
|Coordinator||Doctor Peter Lucas|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Spring school (extended)||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|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.
- 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|
- 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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Flexible teaching format including intensive face to face sessions and online learning.
|Assessment||Reflection (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%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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