Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will apply the clinical knowledge and the suite of clinical skills learned to a level that aligns with being able to work with and competently support Intensive Care Paramedics (ICP) and various emergency healthcare professionals in managing complex and critically ill patients in the out of hospital environment. You will use application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation to further refine the skills and knowledge required to provide advanced clinical paramedic management over a wide range of complex and critically ill patient presentations This subject may offer an opportunity to undertake, in part, a domestic or international pathway.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Burns

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PAR3IMM, PAR3ICR


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

Learning resources

Emergency and Trauma Care

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorCurtis and Ramsden


Edition/Volume2nd Edition



Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Computer, tablet or similar digital device

Resource TypeWeb resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorDevice of choice



PublisherDevice of Choice


Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Ambulance and MICA Paramedics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorAmbulance Victoria(current online version)





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 requirementsPlacement is now attached to PAR4PPC

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Perform advanced clinical assessments and manage patients with clinically complex and critical clinical conditions in a variety of simulated settings
02. Provide a high level of skilled assistance for complex clinical assessments and a range of invasive procedures and associated interventions.
03. Identify and analyse new and emerging Paramedic clinical management methods in the out of hospital environment.
04. Compare and explain various clinical service models of Paramedics operating in Government, private Paramedic and emergency health sectors including clinical governance, and clinical quality improvement processes.

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Burns

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 15.00 days placement - off site other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Ambulance/Paramedic Service Hurdle Requirement

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
Two 3.00 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Class divided into 2 groups -Morning and Afternoon.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Online discussion forums x 2 200-word equivalent. Online quiz x 3300-word equivalent. Each assessment task is equivalent to 100 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written essay examining paramedics operating within medical and trauma systems 2000-word equivalent. For those students undertaking voluntary overseas placement, the topic of the assignment will relate to that placement.

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

30-minute Objective Structured Clinical Examination 2000-word equivalent. Conducted during University Examination period

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Report from clinical preceptor. Hurdle requirement. Need to meet professional competency standards and clinical placement attendance as required by paramedic registration and accreditation bodies. Tasks are provided to students online via Pebble Pad Clinical Placement Module or other communication method e.g. e-mail.

N/AReportIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3