Courses & Units

Paramedicine in Clinical Context 3 CAA321

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 capstone clinical unit focuses on consolidation of the knowledge and skills you have acquired during the Bachelor of Paramedicine. You will work in diverse settings, integrating knowledge, clinical reasoning and reflective practice to provide patient-centred and evidence based clinical care, whilst displaying professionalism, leadership and sound clinical judgement. In this unit attendance and active engagement is important in gaining the required level of understanding and clinically safe practice.


Unit name Paramedicine in Clinical Context 3
Unit code CAA321
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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Health Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Health Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Health Study Period 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
Health Study Period 1 4/3/2024 22/3/2024 19/4/2024 2/6/2024
Health Study Period 3 4/11/2024 22/11/2024 20/12/2024 2/2/2025

* 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 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply appropriate communication and interpersonal skills in complex situations to interact with the patient, team members, and other stakeholders.
  • Employ clinical reasoning, practical skills and reflective practice to provide effective patient assessment and inform clinical management plans for differing patient presentations.
  • Integrate comprehensive knowledge of current evidence-based practice and reflective practice to discuss patient management principles.
  • Operate in a professional and ethical manner in a healthcare setting demonstrating insight into your own professional practice, in conjunction with your Bachelor of Paramedicine skills matrix comprehensive level.

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 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $2,648.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.



All previous units except CAA308, CAA314, CXA309

Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

Clinical practice 144 hours; Simulation 4x 4 hours; Tutorial 2x 2hours; Self-directed learning 2 hours weekly

AssessmentCase Presentation|Professional Development Report|Work Integrated Learning Attendance record
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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