Courses & Units

Obstetrics and Paediatrics in Paramedicine CAA313


This unit will further develop your knowledge and skills in the evidence-based assessment and management of obstetric and paediatric patients in the out-of-hospital setting. These patient groups have unique variances which require special attention in addition to the unique emotional aspects of managing this group of patients.
Skills in managing a delivery and the care of the newborn will be covered and the broad range of paediatric clinical challenges in the out-of-hospital setting. You will explore communication strategies regarding the child, family and during crisis. This unit requires significant participation as part of the learning process.


Unit name Obstetrics and Paediatrics in Paramedicine
Unit code CAA313
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Leigh Parker
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Health Study Period 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Health Study Period 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Health Study Period 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Health Study Period 2 3/7/2023 21/7/2023 18/8/2023 1/10/2023

* 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

  • Synthesise theoretical knowledge to justify the clinical approach to the management of obstetric and paediatric patients in an out-of-hospital setting.
  • Apply clinical thinking and skills in the management of obstetric and paediatric patients in diverse settings.
  • Demonstrate appropriate cognitive and emotional communication strategies with families and other professions in a professional, ethical and patient-centred manner.

Fee Information

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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CAA220 and CAA221

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

2hr online content weekly,  3hr on campus practical weekly (12 weeks), Self-directed learning 6hrs weekly

AssessmentEssential clinical skills|Written examination (20%)|Objective Structured Clinical Examination (40%)|Written Assignment (40%)
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