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
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
Tasmanian School of Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine

Ms Emma-Kate Thornley

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
060199 $2,825.00 $2,825.00 not applicable $5,926.00

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  • CAA602


Teaching Pattern

Delivered online during a 13 week semester with an optional 4-day face-to-face intensive.


Clinical Skills Portfolio, Hurdle Task - Pass/Fail

Two Quizzes (Total 20%),

Written Case Study, 2000 words (30%),

Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) 3 Hours (50%)

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Flexible Study Options


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