Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Ingrid Brooks


This unit is designed to provide an opportunity for paramedics and other health
professionals in the emergency medical system, to upgrade their clinical practice. This
unit will use a negotiated learning contract based on the student's self assessment of
learning needs which will be supervised by the unit convenor.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Critically review their clinical practice against current best practice evidence
and guidelines;
  1. Identify gaps in their clinical experience, knowledge and professional development
and implement strategies to meet their identified learning needs; and
  1. Demonstrate improvement in their clinical, professional and leadership capabilities.


Learning contract (including clinical simulation, reflective case study,
evidence-based assignment and workplace evaluation) 100%.

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Ingrid Brooks

Contact hours

Off-campus students:
Students are required to spend 12 hours per week on this unit working through the
requirements of their learning contract. Total expected workload for the semester is 156 hours.


Students are expected to meet the entrance requirements for the post-graduate
coursework programs offered through DCEHPP as a prerequisite to enrolling in
this unit.