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BEH2042 - Paramedic clinical practice 2 - Acute care

3 points, SCA Band 2, 0.063 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Associate Professor Frank Archer


Not offered in 2007


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 commenced in BEH2031. It will provide the context to support the theory units concurrently undertaken this semester, BEH2012 and BEH2022. Hospital simulation laboratory and supervised clinical visits will be undertaken over two weeks in a general hospital, with experience in acute wards and departments and speciality units related to semester content.


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

  1. demonstrate an ability to review his/her own clinical experience and arrange suitable learning experiences to maintain learning needs relevant to the clinical experience in a general hospital;
  2. demonstrate progress in the development of clinical, professional and leadership capabilities from novice to beginner paramedic through clinical experience in the environment of a general hospital environment;
  3. demonstrate an ability in the general hospital setting to participate where appropriate, as part of a health care team, in the management of real life problems from their initiation and to assimilate information quickly and communicate it clearly and unambiguously;
  4. demonstrate an ability in a team, to apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills learnt in this course to the care of patients with cardio-respiratory, trauma and environmental conditions within a general hospital environment using the model of Paramedic clinical competence;
  5. demonstrate a progress in the development of a culturally sensitive approach to the recognition and management of the reactions of patients and family to acute illness or injury as experiences in the setting of a general hospital; and
  6. describe the operational setting of the general hospital environment and how paramedics may improve the continuity of care.


Structured worksheets: 20%
2 x Reflective case analysis: 30%
Clinical practice portfolio: 20%
Work place professionalism evaluation: 30%

Contact hours

The equivalent of 2 weeks full time supervised clinical placement - a total of 78 hours. The normal semester period is lengthened so that the clinical requirements of this unit and the associate unit BEH2032 Paramedic clinical practice 1 - Patient transport and ambulance can be met.




BEH2012 and BEH2022