Courses & Units

Advanced Management of Acute Cases in Paramedicine CAA602


CAA602 is the first of two clinically focused units in paramedicine. This unit provides the advanced applied knowledge and skills to identify, assess and manage acute medical emergencies encountered in the out-of-hospital setting. The epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects as well as contemporary management issues of the major body systems will be covered. Emphasis is on extensive physical patient assessment, pathophysiology and out of hospital management of individuals in the area of your chosen specialisation. You will further develop clinical reasoning and decision-making skills, incorporation of advanced pharmacology and medication management and application of contemporary advanced paramedicine roles.


Unit name Advanced Management of Acute Cases in Paramedicine
Unit code CAA602
Credit points 25
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Paramedicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Craig Campbell
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 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
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss and demonstrate advanced assessment, clinical decision making and emergency management of patients presenting with a range of out-of-hospital emergency presentations
  • Demonstrate advanced clinical skills required by out-of-hospital critical care paramedics to manage high-acuity and emergent patient presentations
  • Apply knowledge of patient assessment and underlying pathophysiology to develop and justify differential diagnoses for some common high-acuity and emergency patient presentations
  • Apply evidence-based principles to inform clinical examination, clinical decision making and application of management plans relevant to high-acuity and emergent 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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AssessmentQuizzes (20%)|Examination Online Invigilated (40%)|Clinical Skills Portfolio|Online evidence-based discussion posts (40%)
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