Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject combines both public health and paramedic components of the course to gain the knowledge and skills essential for practice as an extended care practitioner. There will be enhancement of assessment skills, knowledge, and planning and referral systems. The student will gain insight into the broader concepts and the resources available to better enhance health outcomes for clients and their communities.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Burns

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPAR3PMM AND PAR3PCR


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required24 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

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 is completed via distance education.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and discuss the community health care assessment model, and compare and contrast this with conventional paramedic assessments
02. Differentiate between the role of community health care worker, paramedic, and community or extended care paramedic, and explain and critique the responsibilities of an ECP within a multi-disciplinary health care team.
03. Perform a range of clinical assessments and interventions in a variety of simulated unscheduled healthcare, primary care, acute and in-patient settings.
04. Formulate patient care plans based on your knowledge of individual and social determinants of health, patient demographics, advanced patient medical interviews and clinical assessments
05. Evaluate the need for radiological, medical or surgical procedures requiring healthcare interventions beyond the scope of a community paramedic, and demonstrate the referral of patients to appropriate health services.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Week 30-50, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Burns

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 36 - 42
Two 3.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
students will have 2 x 3hr sim lab classes each week. Students will be divided into two groups of 20 students, and will attend either the morning or afternoon class depending on allocation. I.E morning class to run from 0900 to 1200 and afternoon class from 1300 to 1600hrs two days per week. There are no classes scheduled for week 43 as they have a major simulation event that week in a different subject

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 44 - 50
Five 10.00 hours placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 44 to week 50 and delivered via face-to-face.
clinical placement to be organised in the area of Primary Care. While all attempts will be made to obtain shifts prior to week 50, placement may be offered outside of standard semester dates.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 35
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 30 to week 35 and delivered via online.
online education, as students will be concurrently on placement shifts for the first half of the semester.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Case study- hypothetical with subheadings (2000 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Skill station assessment 20 minutes (1000 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Written examination 1.5 hours (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5