Courses & Units

Paramedic Practice 7 CAA310

Professional Experience Placement (PEP) Students will be allocated PEP within individual health care agencies. Students must be available 5 days a week (40 hours) during the allocated PEP, and must be prepared to undertake a range of shifts – morning, evening and nightshift, which may include weekends, as per roster provided by the healthcare agency. Students may be expected to relocate and are expected to travel to where PEP is available. To be eligible to undertake PEP, all students must be ‘Verified’ as meeting College of Health and Medicine PEP Safety in Practice Compliance as per the Course Entry Requirements. Students who cannot or do not comply with these requirements will not be allocated PEP and therefore will not be able to complete this unit. PEP dates MAY differ from University of Tasmania calendar semester dates.


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 Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Ms Suzanne Avis
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online 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 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* 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 (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

  • 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 1,3 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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Teaching Pattern

Weekly online lectures and weekly discussion tasks.

AssessmentClinical Practice Reflection (30%)|Quizzes (30%)|Written Examination (40%)
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