Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this second clinical placement subject, you will have an opportunity to integrate theory into practice, under supervision, in a wider range of clinical and community settings. You will undertake placements in aged care, rural health and ambulance service settings. These varied clinical experiences will enable you to develop as clinicians within the framework of the Paramedics Australasia Competency Standards for Paramedics. While on clinical placement, you will have the opportunity to practice and develop your clinical skills in the management of patients with chronic and acute health conditions in supervised clinical environments.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRay Gleeson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PAR3CTM and PAR3PMM

Co-requisites PAR3GSN

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA ParamedicsPrescribedAmbulance Victoria 2014BLUE STAR PRINT MELBOURNE (SUPPLIED BY LTU)
ReadingsMosby's Paramedic TextbookPrescribedSanders, MJ 20104TH EDN, ELSEVIER MOSBY, ST LOUIS, USA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Explain the care you provide to patients while supervised within emergency ambulance services, aged care and rural health settings

Undertake supervised clinical practice with an ambulance service, aged care facility and a rural health service.

02. Perform as an effective and responsible team member and work, under supervision, with paramedics and other health care professionals to provide appropriate patient care within emergency ambulance services, aged care and rural health settings

Observe the professional interactions of health professionals in different settings.

03. Recognise, and perform, your role and responsibilities in emergency ambulance services, aged care and rural health settings under supervision

Examine the organisational similarities and differences between the operation of ambulance services, aged care facilities and rural health services.

04. Assimilate information and communicate it clearly as appropriate for emergency ambulance services, aged care and rural health settings

Examine and interpret the patient care records in the emergency ambulance service, aged care and rural health settings.

05. Critically reflect on and review your clinical practice to determine, and put in place, strategies for improvement.

Complete a reflective essay on the role of paramedics in the aged care and/or rural health settings.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRay Gleeson

Class requirements

Placement - Off Site Week: 31 - 43
One 140.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,500-word assignment60 01, 05
One 15-minute clinical assessment scenario (equivalent to 500-words)Hurdle requirement1 02, 01, 04
One 2,000-word online reflective journal39 01, 02, 05, 04, 03