par3ppc professional practice consolidation




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will commence the transition from undergraduate to graduate paramedicine through reflection on and consolidation of knowledge, skills and attributes essential for safe and professional paramedic practice. The subject is divided into two modules, with module one providing a synthesis and refinement of previously acquired knowledge, including critical and reflective practice techniques, emotional intelligence, and leadership principles. Module two introduces the student to preparation for a graduate year in paramedicine, incorporating curriculum vitae and professional portfolio preparation, and exposure to a range of employment techniques utilised for paramedic recruitment. Students will have the opportunity to translate theoretical knowledge to practice in the form of mock interviews, clinical panel assessments, and scenario critiques.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Reflect on and critically analyse personal attributes, resilience levels and professional goals relating to paramedicine, and formulate strategies to refine and maintain them in the workplace.

goal setting exercises, scenarios, portfolio development, mock interviews, clinical panel, psychometric testing

02. Demonstrate and discuss an understanding of graduate paramedic requirements in the areas of accountability, autonomy and advancement of professional clinical practice.

scenarios, portfolio development, goal setting activity, clinical panel and assessments, interviews

03. Compare and contrast the relationship between leadership, communication and critical thinking skills, and formulate plans to incorporate these into paramedic practice at a graduate level.

group clinical assessments, clinical interviews, portfolio development, clinical panel assessments

04. Develop a range of resources to facilitate recruitment and transition into the paramedic workforce.

portfolio development, mock interviews, scenarios, clinical panel assessments, discussion groups

05. Successfully synthesize clinical knowledge and decision making with personal and professional attributes to successfully negotiate a range of paramedic-specific performance evaluations.

portfolio, interviews, panel assessments, discussion forums, goal setting activities, resilience planning

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

TutorialWeek: 16 - 22
One 3.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"class divided into 2 groups - morning and afternoon (3 hours per week for each group)"

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.
"to be completed alongside in field placement"

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 16
Ten 10.0 hours placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via blended.
"to be completed alongside online learning"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Panel clinical assessment (1,500-words equivalent)2004, 05
Panel behavioral descriptive interview assessment (1,500-words equivalent)4001, 02, 04, 05
Professional attribute self-evaluation and personal development plan (1,500-word equivalent)4001, 03