PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE CONSOLIDATION
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorJames King
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Self sourced or Uni sourced
Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject
Total hours/days required70 hours
Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
WBL addtional requirementsImmunisations/Police Checks/Working with Children Checks are required as is the need to travel and potentially accommodation/ no simulation or scenarios as subject only has 6 tutorials classes across the semester.
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness
Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 16
Ten 10.00 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
TutorialWeek: 16 - 22
One 3.00 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 3.00 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
|Panel clinical assessment (1,500-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO4, SILO5|
|Panel behavioural descriptive interview assessment (1,500-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5|
|Professional attribute self-evaluation and personal development plan (1,500-word equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO3|