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BEH3031 - Paramedic clinical practice 2

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: TBA


Peninsula Term 2 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, and continued in BEH2032. It will provide the context to support the theory units concurrently undertaken in this semester, BEH3011 and BEH3021. Supervised clinical experience will be undertaken with an emergency ambulance service, and may also include placements in an industrial health setting and with specialist hospitals.


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

  1. typically review their own clinical experience and participate where practicable in suitable clinical learning experiences to in order to build on the clinical knowledge and skills developed in previous supervised clinical experience settings;
  2. describe their progress in the development of clinical, professional and leadership capabilities as a beginner paramedic;
  3. participate under supervision in the management of real life patient clinical problems using the model of Paramedic clinical competence; and
  4. compare their progress in the development of a culturally sensitive approach to the recognition and management of the reactions of self, patients and family to acute illness or injury in this unit with their progress in BEH2032.


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

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.




Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Emergency Health(Paramedic)