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-ordinatorJames King

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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 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

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.
02. Demonstrate and discuss an understanding of graduate paramedic requirements in the areas of accountability, autonomy and advancement of professional clinical practice.
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.
04. Develop a range of resources to facilitate recruitment and transition into the paramedic workforce.
05. Successfully synthesise clinical knowledge and decision making with personal and professional attributes to successfully negotiate a range of paramedic-specific performance evaluations.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Furness

Class requirements

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


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Panel clinical assessment (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO4, SILO5

Panel behavioural descriptive interview assessment (1,500-words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5

Professional attribute self-evaluation and personal development plan (1,500-word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3