Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Community Emergency Health and Paramedics
OfferedAlfred Hospital First semester 2013 (Flexible)
Alfred Hospital Second semester 2013 (Flexible)
Alfred Hospital Summer semester A 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Matt Johnson


This unit involves the student operating as an intensive care paramedic under the direct supervision of a suitably qualified and experienced clinical teacher. The student will be supported to develop the skills and attributes of a safe and competent intensive care paramedic. It is expected that the knowledge and skills developed in the course will be applied in the clinical, digital or simulation environment.


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

  1. review their own clinical experience and identify and arrange suitable learning experiences to maintain ongoing clinical development as a result of the clinical experience in the field;
  2. demonstrate the development of clinical, professional and leadership capabilities from novice to a safe and clinically competent Intensive Care Paramedic.
  3. respond to real life emergency problems from the initiation of emergency medical services; to assimilate information quickly and to communicate it clearly and unambiguously;
  4. apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to the emergency management of a broad range of cardiac conditions, medical conditions, trauma and environmental conditions in the adult and paediatric patient using an appropriate intensive care 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 and explain the operational and clinical aspects of intensive care paramedicine in the student's clinical context.


Examination: 50%
Portfolio (5,000 word equivalent): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Off-campus attendance requirements

Students will be expected to complete at least 6 hours of internet learning or and a minimum of 6 hours of private study and self-directed learning per week. If completed on-campus sessions, students will be expected to attend the equivalent of 6 hours of lectures, seminars and tutorials per week and complete a minimum of 6 hours of self-directed learning.


Must be enrolled in Master, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate of Emergency Health