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 to develop their professional knowledge, clinical practice and professional behaviours. In this third clinical placement subject, students will have an opportunity to integrate theory into practice under supervision in a specialist area. Students will undertake placements in community mental health and paramedic service settings. These specialised clinical experiences will enable students to develop as clinicians within the framework of the Paramedics Australasia Competency Standards for Paramedics. While on clinical placement, students will have the opportunity to practice and develop their clinical skills in the management of patients with mental health and acute health conditions in supervised clinical environments.

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 PAR5CMB

Co-requisites MMH5AMH (or equivalent)

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 16
One 17.0 days problem based learning per study period from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake clinical placement of 17.5 x 8 hour days (140 hours) during weeks 1-7"

Problem Based Learning Week: 10 - 16
One 8.0 hours problem based learning per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.
"Students will participate in an on-line clinical practicum discussion forum, equivalent to 8-hours during teaching weeks 1-7"

Seminar Week: 16 - 22
One 2.0 days seminar per study period on weekdays from week 16 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students will undertake 2 x 2 hour long workshops/seminars during weeks 7 to 12 of semester"


Assessment elementComments%
Clinical Practicum Discussion Forum (500-words equivalent)10
One 1,250-word review of a mental health paper40
One 2,000-word reflective essay on practice50