Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with a theoretical framework that underpins the paramedic systematic approach to an incident and prepares students for further paramedic clinical content. A number of clinical concepts will be presented, including safety and wellbeing, the paramedic clinical approach, clinical reasoning and pathophysiology and clinical procedures relating to airway and respiratory status, perfusion and alterations in consciousness.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesHBS1HBA AND HBS1HBB


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsAll students must successfully complete this subject prior to enrolling in PAR3IPP Introduction to Paramedic Practice. This includes any student considering a lateral transfer into second year of the paramedicine program.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA Paramedics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorAmbulance Victoria



PublisherAmbulance Victoria


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe the principles underpinning the standard paramedic approach to an incident and implement appropriate measures to simulated patients in correct sequence.
02. Recognise potential hazards at simulated paramedic response scenes and describe techniques to eliminate or minimise these hazards
03. Determine the physiological status of a range of simulated patients through demonstrated correct use of standard assessment techniques.
04. Describe, provide a rationale for, and implement appropriate airway and unconscious patient management techniques for simulated patients in a variety of settings.
05. Describe the legalities relating to consent and assumed consent for different patient presentations and circumstances.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 02-08, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 2 - 8
One 5.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 8 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 2 - 8
Three 7.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 8 and delivered via face-to-face.
The class will be divided into two groups: Group 1 has face to face scheduled for W04 Fri, W05 Thurs, W07 Thurs. Group 2 has face to face scheduled for W04 Tue, W05 Fri, W07 Fri


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Practical examination (1,500-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Online quiz (750-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Essay (1,000-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO5
Online quiz 2 (total 750-word equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5