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APS1060 - Clinical practice - 2

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Mr Mark Chilton


Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 1 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 2 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 3 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 4 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 5 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Ambulance teaching period 6 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Full year 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester to First semester 2007 (Day)


This final industry based learning component of the course will involve a significant body of work at an appropriate professional and intellectual level providing the student with the opportunity to practice and refine the skills gained throughout all units, whilst still under the supervision of a clinical teacher. The focus will be on working as a member of a team whilst developing the clinical problem solving skills required to manage difficult and complex situations and undertaking the full spectrum of roles and responsibilities required of the ambulance paramedic, with advice and support being provided as required.


By the completion of this unit students will have been exposed a second time to their future working environment and should demonstrate:

  1. the ability to respond to real life problems from their initiation; have developed a self reliant attitude against a background of emergency and non-emergency situations and pressures; and have increased their ability to assimilate information quickly and dispense it clearly and unambiguously;
  2. comprehensive patient care in accordance with Ambulance Service procedures and the Ambulance Service Victoria Clinical Practice Guidelines;
  3. the ability to communicate effectively at all levels with patients, relatives, health professionals, members of the public and other emergency services personnel in a manner that protects and enhances the reputation of all Ambulance Paramedics and Services;
  4. the ability to respond in a timely manner to all calls;
  5. the ability to work cooperatively as part of a team with colleagues, health professionals and other emergency services to ensure effective patient care;
  6. the ability to drive in a safe and expedient manner in accordance with road traffic regulations and service policies and procedures;
  7. the ability to ensure that all equipment and vehicle preparation is maintained in accordance with service policies and procedures;
  8. the ability to identify opportunities to achieve improvement in quality care and productivity; and
  9. the ability to comply with Ambulance Services policies and procedures and legislative and other external requirements.


Structured learning activities: 20%
Formative assessments: 30%
Case studies: 30%
Major project: 20%
Practical skills assessment: Pass/Fail

Contact hours

22 weeks supervised industry experience including 312 hours structured learning experiences


employment by an Ambulance Service