Courses & Units

Paramedic Practice 7 CAA310



This unit is only available to paramedics enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (conversion pathway) .


This unit expands on paramedic practice and introduces the student to intensive health and physical assessment of the acutely ill patient as well as the patient suffering from chronic disease. This unit reflects the change in paramedic practice in line with the changing health care environment and challenges the student to expand on their practice and assessment of patients throughout the lifespan, taking into account social, cultural and socio-economic factors.


Unit name Paramedic Practice 7
Unit code CAA310
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Wayne Harris
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • construct a comprehensive assessment of a patient which can be used to inform the delivery of patient care [ppcs 7.1]
  • formulate clinically sound plans for patient management based on assessment findings in a patient centred model [ppcs 8.1, ppcs 8.3]
  • perform a broad range of clinical and health assessment skills demonstrating an understanding of the relevance and importance of comprehensive patient assessment [ppcs 8.4].
  • analyse and interpret assessment findings to contribute to the development of a provisional diagnosis [ppcs 8.1].
  • apply problem solving processes to the management of patients based on assessment findings, in an inter-professional health care environment [ppcs 8.2, ppcs 9.1]
  • apply a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to facilitate the assessment of patients accommodating diverse cultural, social and socioeconomic backgrounds [ppcs 4.2].
  • develop an intercultural awareness and gain an understanding of the impact of culture on paramedic practice. [ppcs 3.1, ppcs 4.2]
  • demonstrate knowledge of the changing discipline of paramedic practice, applying this knowledge to the provision of service in an inter-professional context [ppcs 4.1].
  • develop a team work approach to practice which will enhance the delivery of health services to the community [ppcs 4.1].
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

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

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly online lectures and weekly discussion tasks.

AssessmentQuizzes (25%)|Written Examination (50%)|Clinical Practice Reflection (25%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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