Courses & Units

Paramedic Research 3 CAA403

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney


Full-time students enrol in CAA401, CAA402, CAA403 and CAA404. Part-time students enrol in one unit per semester, beginning with CAA401. On completion of this unit students receive an IC result The final result is determined on completion of CAA404.


This unit of study aims: (a) to provide a year's training in research, in order to give students a competitive edge in their vocational career path; and (b) to provide students with the opportunity to plan, execute, interpret and analyse purposeful experiments, appropriate to their research project, and to communicate their results; and (c) to investigate and communicate analysis and outcomes of contemporary biomedical /health research. Research projects in this unit include the very wide range of techniques required for modern biomedical, health and clinical research from the biochemical or molecular level, through cell biology to whole animal, and human and social community studies. Students considering this unit are advised to discuss with prospective supervisors their research areas and possible projects in detail before enrolment for the year. The Discipline will provide specific details on assessment procedures and criteria used. Students will study alongside colleagues enrolled in the BMedResearch (Hons) and BMedSc (Hons) programs.


Unit name Paramedic Research 3
Unit code CAA403
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Doctor Dale Edwards
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Independently source, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge from scientific research to demonstrate advanced and coherent knowledge of topics in biomedicine and paramedicine.
  • Design experiments, evaluate and interpret scientific data with some guidance to develop understanding of contemporary research.
  • Conduct experiments, applying technical skills, and interpret data in the context of research questions and hypotheses.
  • Communicate discipline-specific knowledge and ideas clearly and coherently both verbally and in writing to expert and non-expert audiences.
  • Conduct research in a legally, ethically, socially and culturally responsible manner.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
069905 $2,005.00 $2,005.00 not applicable $4,804.00
  • 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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Teaching Pattern

No formal lectures. There are a number of workshops and seminars held throughout the year that students are expected to a

AssessmentJournal article critique seminar (10%)|Research seminar (20%)|Thesis introduction (10%)|Research thesis (60%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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