Courses & Units

Advanced Cardiology in Paramedicine CAA322


This unit builds on paramedic clinical practice to develop your knowledge in the areas of coronary care, electrophysiology, 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 Advanced Cardiology in Paramedicine
Unit code CAA322
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Jonathon Sward
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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Health Study Period 2 8/7/2024 26/7/2024 23/8/2024 6/10/2024

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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

  • Analyse 12 and 15-Lead ECG tracings to contribute to provisional diagnoses, relating the findings to both clinical presentation and underlying pathology.
  • Formulate and apply effective and holistic management plans for both adult and paediatric patients experiencing a range of cardiac conditions.
  • Critically appraise contemporary prehospital treatment regimens for a range of cardiac conditions; including acute coronary syndromes, cardiac failure and cardiac arrest.
  • Apply structured cardiac assessment methodology to guide patient care and treatment.

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

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CAA201 and CAA202 (53C) OR CAA220 (53X)

Mutual Exclusions

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

CAA311 Paramedic Practice 8


Teaching Pattern

2hrs online interactive content weekly, 12hr on campus practical intensive, self directed learning 7hrs per week

AssessmentQuizzes and short answer questions (25%)|Critical Analysis of Current Practice (35%)|Final written examination (40%)
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