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-ordinatorSusan Furness
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
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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Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness
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 Class
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 Site
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"
|Panel clinical assessment (1,500-words equivalent)||20||04, 05|
|Panel behavioral descriptive interview assessment (1,500-words equivalent)||40||01, 02, 04, 05|
|Professional attribute self-evaluation and personal development plan (1,500-word equivalent)||40||01, 03|