Courses & Units

Paramedic Practice 8 CAA311


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


This unit builds on paramedic clinical practice to develop students knowledge in the areas of electrocardiology, pharmacology, and the management of a range of acute and chronic conditions; for both adult and paediatric patients. Scope of paramedic practice and clinical currency themes will also be explored and integrated throughout the unit.


Unit name Paramedic Practice 8
Unit code CAA311
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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Learning Outcomes

  • develop sound knowledge and skills in patient examination and assessment, including the acquisition and interpretation of 12 and 15 lead ecgs. (ppcs 7.1)
  • formulate clinically sound patient management plans based on a thorough understanding of pathophysiology and related assessment findings for patients experiencing a range of cardiac conditions. (ppcs 7.1)
  • demonstrate an understanding of the relevant pharmacology of medications used in the management of patients in the pre-hospital and broader health care environment. (ppcs 5.1)
  • perform a broad range of clinical and health assessment skills demonstrating an understanding of the relevance and importance of comprehensive patient assessment to support patient management. (ppcs 8.4)
  • analyse and interpret assessment findings, including ecgs to contribute to the development of a provisional diagnosis. (ppcs 5.1; 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)
  • apply a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to facilitate the assessment of patients accommodating diverse cultural, social and socioeconomic backgrounds. (pccs 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 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,402.00

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly online lectures and  discussion tasks.

AssessmentQuizzes (30%)|Examination paper (40%)|Critical analysis of Clinical Practice (30%)
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