Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 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 Second semester 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Alfred Hospital Summer semester A 2015 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Mr Wayne Gardam


BLOCK-ON offering is not available to International students.


This units aims to prepare the student for clinical practice by using simulation-training methods to improve the understanding of human factors and their impact on the quality of team-based clinical care within the specific emergency paramedicial environment. The unit will allow the student to implement key clinical skills and practice clinical judgment, clinical decision making with implementation of management within a broad range of simulated emergencies and objective, structured clinical exams (OSCES).


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Develop and implement a clinical simulation
  2. Rationalise the importance of critical clinical decision making and clinical judgment
  3. Describe and explain the human factors and their impacts on a paramedic team in a crisis situation
  4. Analyse an emergency situation, take charge of the situation and implement appropriate clinical care
  5. Perform high ranging life-saving clinical skills safely and efficiently in a simulated environment
  6. Competently perform a range of paramedic skills including advanced airway management, diagnostics and the administration of pharmaceuticals agents.
  7. Apply theoretic concepts of paramedicine to a simulated clinical setting
  8. Evaluate the outcome of the simulation on their patient care practices.


Portfolio (50%)
OSCE (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.

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 prior to engaging in the simulation exercises.

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



Must be enrolled in courses 3876, 3877 or 3878.