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BEH2032 - Paramedic clinical practice 1

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: TBA


Peninsula Trimester 3 2007 (Day)


This unit continues to develop the role of the paramedic as a clinician. It will build on the model of paramedic clinical competence and the context of Paramedic clinical practice both commenced in BEH2031. It will provide the context to support the theory units concurrently undertaken in this semester, BEH2012 and BEH2022. Students will have the opportunity to practice and develop their clinical skills in the management of patients with acute health conditions in the setting of clinical skills laboratories that develop core paramedic and nursing competencies, supervised clinical simulation scenarios, and clinical placement with ambulance service providers, and other health agencies.


By the completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. review his/her own clinical experience to identify suitable learning experiences to maintain learning needs relevant to the emergency service clinical environment and .and negotiate opportunities to undertake these learning experiences within the clinical setting;
  2. recognise their role in the emergency clinical setting and display the appropriate professional demeanours and leadership capabilities;
  3. undertake appropriate basic paramedic clinical tasks and techniques in the paramedic clinical environment;
  4. identify how to respond to real life problems in the emergency service clinical environment;
  5. assimilate information and communicate it clearly as appropriate for the emergency ambulance services setting;
  6. using the model of Paramedic clinical competence, apply relevant theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to the care of patients within the emergency ambulance services setting;
  7. be an effective team member and work will other paramedic and health care professionals to provide appropriate patient care;
  8. identify and apply a culturally sensitive approach to their own reactions and those of patients and their families to acute illness or injure experienced in and emergency clinical setting; and
  9. describe the operational setting for paramedics across a different service sectors including the interface with related other operational services as well as emergency and primary health care teams within emergency-based emergency health care.


Clinical skills worksheets: Pass/Fail
Reflective journal (2000 words): Pass/Fail
Clinical practice portfolio: Pass/Fail
Workplace professionalism evaluation: Pass/Fail. The passing grade for this unit will be PGO only.

Contact hours

The equivalent of 4 weeks full time supervised clinical placement - a total of 160 hours. The normal semester period is lengthened so that the essential professional requirement of the supervised clinical practice can be met.


BEH2031 or NUR1102


Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Emergency Health(Paramedic)