This unit is only available to paramedics enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (conversion pathway) .
This unit explores the concepts of professionalism, professional development and the paramedic as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team. Models of service provision and paramedic professionalism will be explored with a focus on the changing health care environment and the paramedic role in primary health care. Foundation public health care concepts will be integrated into paramedic practice.
|Unit name||Contemporary Issues 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. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Understand the role of a critical and enquiry-based model of professional practice, including the application of reflective and critical analysis of the available evidence
- Understand the role of the paramedic in considering and catering for the health and social care needs of patients and carers in the community
- Demonstrate a capacity to work with members of a healthcare team to achieve common goals using a range of communication techniques and processes
- Understand the evolving nature of the paramedic profession and the professional environment surrounding paramedic practice, including the role of the paramedic in an inter-professional healthcare environment
- Demonstrate a commitment to delivery and evaluation of health care that has the patient and the patient’s family as its central focus
|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.
|Assessment||On line case based discussion (50%)|Assignment (50%)|
|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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