Courses & Units

Contemporary Issues in Paramedic Practice CAA312

Hobart

Note:

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

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Contemporary Issues in Paramedic Practice
Unit code CAA312
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Doctor Peter Lucas
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
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
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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
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

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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

Teaching Pattern

TBC

AssessmentOn line case based discussion (50%)|Assignment (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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