Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

Monash University

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery


Ms Lorraine Walker



  • Second semester 2016 (Day)


This unit continues to develop the student's ability to provide health care in community based emergency health and hospital settings. It builds on the model of clinical competence and the context of clinical practice commenced in previous years of this course. It provides context to support the clinical theory unit concurrently undertaken in this semester, BEH3032. Supervised clinical experience is undertaken in ambulance and community based health settings. Hospital experience involves critical care areas, operating theatre, and emergency department.


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

  1. Reflect and critically review their own clinical experience and arrange suitable learning experiences in response to the varying clinical placement opportunities;
  2. Develop clinical, professional and leadership capabilities as a beginning health care provider by integrating reflection on placement experience with theoretical knowledge;
  3. Communicate effectively to other members of the health care team and contribute to team functioning through knowledge of group dynamics and professional roles;
  4. Apply a duty of care within the prevailing legal and ethical frameworks of community based emergency health and hospital settings;
  5. Explain and apply protocols for providing advanced life support under supervision;
  6. Demonstrate a culturally sensitive and patient-centred approach to the management of patients and family experiencing acute illness or injury.


Clinical placement: approximately 120 hours in a range of paramedic and hospital settings.


Reflective practice assignment (55%) (Hurdle)
Inter-professional case reviews (45%)
Clinical practice portfolio (Pass / Fail)

Workload requirements

Lectures and laboratory sessions through the semester. Clinical Placement: approximately 120 hours in a range of paramedic and hospital settings.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)



Must be enrolled in course 3892 and BEH3032.