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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 Trimester 3 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Nathan Stam


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 at an advanced life-support level. It will provide context to support the clinical theory unit concurrently undertaken in this semester that develops clinical decision making and advanced care skills. Supervised clinical experience, will be undertaken with an ambulance service as well as hospital critical care areas, including coronary care unit, operating theatre and emergency department. Placement hours may be substituted with structured simulation based activities and clinical visits depending on availability.


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 across the
  1. Perform appropriate paramedic clinical tasks at an advanced skill level under supervision and display appropriate professional and teamwork behaviours in the health settings associated with this unit.
  2. Demonstrate progress in the development of clinical, professional and leadership capabilities along a continuum from novice to skilled advanced life support paramedic.
  3. Work as an effective team member with paramedics and health care professionals to provide appropriate patient care at an advanced life-support level.
  4. Demonstrate a culturally sensitive approach to their own reactions and those of patients and their families to acute illness or injury.
  5. Reflect on their performance in the clinical setting to identify the adequacy of their judgements and the factors influencing clinical decision making.


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

The equivalent of 4 weeks full time supervised clinical placement which can include structured simulation based activities and clinical visits - a total of 160 hours.


BEH3011, BEH3031


Must be enrolled in Bachelor of Emergency Health(Paramedic)