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 a Community Care Practitioner. There will experience enhancement of their assessment skills, knowledge, and planning and referral systems. The student will be able to search and analyse the healthcare needs within a variety of communities and demonstrate advanced understanding of the broader concepts and the resources available to better enhance health outcomes.

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



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 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. Search and analysis the needs and resources required to formulate an effective management plan to enhance the health outcomes within a variety of communities.
02. Demonstrate a well-developed judgement and adaptability for a range of complex clinical conditions and formulating and transmitting plans of action.
03. Communicate rigorous & rational arguments in a manner appropriate to the given audience, situation & context
04. Integrate valid evidence available from current developments and research and determine its impact on your advanced practice

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Burns

Class requirements

Block ModeWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 day block mode per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Group project (2000 word equivalent)

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Oral presentation - 20 minutes (1000 word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Exam 1.5 hours (1500 word equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo50 SILO2, SILO3