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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula Summer semester A 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Leanne Boyd


This unit continues to develop the role of the paramedic as a clinician. It will build on a model of paramedic clinical competence developed in prerequisite units and will provide the context to support the implementation of knowledge and skills necessary for effective patient care. 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 and simulation scenarios that develop core paramedic and nursing competencies, supervised clinical simulation scenarios, and clinical placements with ambulance service providers and other health agencies.


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

  1. Evaluate their clinical knowledge and identify clinical learning opportunities that may improve their ability to communicate with and care for patients.
  2. Recognise their role in the community emergency health setting and display appropriate professional and teamwork behaviours.
  3. Perform appropriate paramedic clinical tasks under supervision in the community emergency health setting.
  4. Apply relevant theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to the care of patients within the community emergency health setting.
  5. Work as an effective team member with paramedics and health care professionals to provide appropriate patient care.
  6. Demonstrate a culturally sensitive approach to their own reactions and those of patients and their families to acute illness or injury.
  7. Reflect on their performance in the clinical setting to identify the adequacy of their judgements and the factors influencing clinical decision making.
  8. 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 community emergency health settings.


Clinical skills logbook: Pass/Fail
Reflective journal (4000 words): Pass/Fail
Workplace professionalism evaluation: Pass/Fail
Each assessment task is a hurdle (must pass to complete the unit)
The passing grade for this unit will be PGO only.

Chief examiner(s)

Mr Nathan Stam

Contact hours

One week block with hospital simulation laboratory, clinical skills laboratories and simulation scenarios at the beginning of the summer semester. The equivalent of 4 weeks full time supervised clinical placement - a total of 160 hours. The unit is conducted over the `summer A' semester so that the essential professional requirement of the supervised clinical practice can be met.


Must have passed on of (BEH1011, NUR1102) AND Must have passed 2 (BEH2012 and BEH2022)


Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Emergency Health(Paramedic)
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Emergency Health(Paramedic)