Courses & Units

Advanced Management of Complex Cases in Paramedicine CAA601


CAA601 has a specific focus on paramedicine and primary health care. Patients may present in the out of hospital environment with common, acute primary health care needs. These needs can be complex due to the prevalence of chronic disease as well as the impact of social determinants of health. This unit will deepen knowledge in primary health care and provide tools to assist with assessment, patient-clinician communication and health literacy in addition to considering contemporary issues surrounding the paramedic and primary health care practice. The unit promotes a systems based model for clinical practice thus enabling a structured approach to patient assessment, clinical reasoning and development of evidence based treatment and management plans. This model integrates applied knowledge of key pathophysiological concepts, advanced pharmacology and evidence-based communication techniques. Essential skills are taught including advanced history taking, comprehensive physical examination, appropriate application of point of care testing and clinical procedures specific to common primary health care presentations.


Unit name Advanced Management of Complex Cases in Paramedicine
Unit code CAA601
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Chris Mullen
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 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
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the application of the primary health care framework and the impact of the social determinants of health on individual patient presentations and on populations from a primary care paramedic context
  • Apply the primary care paramedic model of practice to non-emergency patient presentations
  • Apply knowledge of patient assessment and underlying pathophysiology to develop and justify differential diagnoses for some common non-emergency presentations
  • Apply evidence-based principles to inform clinical examination, clinical decision making and application of management plans for non-emergency patient presentations
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$2,075.00 $2,075.00 not applicable $5,044.00

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CAA500 and CSA500


AssessmentTwo Quizzes (10%)|Examination (40%)|Portfolio (30%)|Written Case Study (20%)
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