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 Medicine
Discipline Paramedicine
Coordinator Mr Wayne Harris
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 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 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • understand and demonstrate the superior habits associated with advanced clinical practice.
  • understand the assessment and emergency management of patients presenting with a range of emergency medical conditions.
  • understand the assessment and emergency management of patients presenting with a range of emergency trauma conditions.
  • understand the assessment and emergency management of patients presenting with a range of emergency environmental conditions.
  • demonstrate a range of advanced clinical skills utilised by critical care paramedics.
  • demonstrate the application of evidence-based medicine/ practice/ education/ knowledge in advanced clinical care
  • understand the clinical and operational leadership role of the critical care paramedic.
  • understand and demonstrate the role of the critical care paramedic in the wider healthcare community and as an advocate for their profession.
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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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (60%)| |Discussion posts (online) (30%)
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