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PAR4307 - MICA paramedic clinical practicum

12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Ms Andrea Wyatt


Peninsula First semester 2008 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2008 (Day)


This unit involves the student operating as the second member of a MICA crew under the direct supervision of a selected MICA Paramedic Clinical Teacher and the intermittent supervision of the MICA Paramedic team manager, clinical support officers, Ambulance Services' Medical Director and MUCAPS staff. It is expected that the skills developed in semester one will be applied in the work environment.


By the end of this unit, the student will have been exposed to their future working environment and should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to review his/her own clinical experience and arrange suitable learning experiences to maintain learning needs as a result of the varying clinical experience in the field.
  2. Demonstrate the development of clinical, professional and leadership capabilities from novice to clinically competent MICA Paramedic.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to respond to 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 management of cardiac, adult medical emergencies, the trauma patient and the paediatric patient using the MICA Paramedic clinical problem solving and clinical decision making model;
  5. Demonstrate a culturally sensitive approach to the recognition and management of the reactions of patients and family to acute illness or injury.
  6. Describe the operational aspects of MICA in particular, the Advanced Medical Priority Dispatch System, Communications Centre systems and the interface between Air Wing and other patient retrieval systems.


ECG sets and trauma triage evaluations 20%, case studies 40%, evidence-based practice assignments 40%, clinical reports Pass/Fail, OSCE Pass/Fail, professional development assessment Pass/Fail.

Contact hours

28 weeks of supervised industry experience, comprising: 168 hrs structured learning experiences, 112 hrs of self directed learning, 24 hrs on campus contact and 68 hrs independant work.


PAR4301, PAR4302, PAR4303, PAR4304


PAR4305, PAR4306

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