Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students undertaking the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice and Bachelor of Public Health Promotion program are required to undertake clinical placements in an ambulance service setting. In this subject, students will have an opportunity to integrate theory into practice under supervision. They will explore the role of the paramedic as a clinician and build on the model of paramedic clinical competence in the context of paramedic clinical practice. While on clinical placement, students will have the opportunity to practice and develop their clinical skills in the management of patients with acute health conditions in a supervised clinical environment. Skills to be practised include communication and scene management, and procedures associated with airway, breathing, circulation, posture and patient assessment.

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PAR4ATM & PAR4PMA

Co-requisites PAR3GSN & PHE3BRH

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 31
One 5.0 days block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Theory block prior to placement"

Placement - Off Site Week: 32 - 43
One 15.0 days placement - off site per study period from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake a 3- week placement (15 x 8-hour days approx;`1 - week block teaching of theory prior to placement"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 31
Five 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
1,000-word clinical practice report supported by clinical log and reflective journal.100
15 minute clinical assessment scenarioHURDLE:Pass standard is required0