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This unit is the second of three (3) clinical placement units within the Bachelor of Paramedic Science Course. The unit requires you to apply clinical knowledge and skills at an Intermediate level in a clinical setting with an approved provider. You will engage in reflective practice activities to support self-directed learning, demonstrate your competency of newly acquired skills and work on areas for improvement identified during your first clinical placement unit.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
PMSC12002 Clinical Paramedic Practice 1
PMSC12003 Special Populations in Paramedic Practice
PMSC12005 Paramedic Medical Emergencies 2
Please note: Any student who has not successfully completed a PMSC residential school within the preceding 12 months or undertaken a clinical placement unit, must complete a PMSC12001 Procedures & Skills refresher. This ensures currency with all contemporary skills and procedures in line with industry standards and professional capabilities.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 1 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies.
The full list of University policies are available on the CQUniversity Policy site.
Previous Student Feedback
Feedback, Recommendations and Responses
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review,
the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
Feedback from SUTE
I did not have any issues with the learning material or content for this unit. I do appreciate the time and effort that has been put into the new electronic mentor reports however, I would of liked a section for the mentor to actually write some comments like they did with the old ones as it really helped me last time to receive some written feedback.
It is recommended to include open text boxes in the electronic and automated Mentor Reports, via Sonia.
Feedback from SUTE
I love the new electronic form for recording our cases however can we please have a couple more allocations for jobs that don't quite fit anywhere ie - Other and have a field we can type in the category we think it fits in.
It is recommended to align the mentor report clinical fields with a greater range of case types for option. For example a 'Poisons' section.
Feedback from Forum posts, emails, phone conversations.
Students have expressed concern regarding lack of a consistent mentor whilst on clinical placement with QAS. And therefore raising concerns regarding impact on mentor report completion and validity.
This is largely at the mercy of QAS operational demand, COVID health staff shortages and increase in case load for prehospital care providers. Ensure student communication is clear and early on in placement allocations with both OICs and mentors. Feedback can also be provided to industry through the academic team and QAS clinical placement coordination regarding this.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Apply clinical reasoning and practical skills at an Intermediate level within the clinical setting whilst working collaboratively with allied health professionals
Revise reflective practice principles associated with clinical reasoning and conduct whilst supporting diverse groups in the health care setting
Analyse legal responsibilities and requirements, ethical and professional responsibilities and the legal and ethical boundaries of paramedicine practice.
It is a requirement of the Paramedicine Board of Australia that units align with the AHPRA professional capabilities for registered paramedics. These are broken down into five (5) domains. Below aligns the proposed learning outcomes with these domains. In addition, the learning outcomes have also been aligned with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.
Professional Capabilities for a Registered Paramedic
The Paramedicine Board of Australia is responsible for assessing, consulting on and setting the standards for paramedics practicing in Australia. These standards and relevant domains are articulated in the Professional capabilities for registered paramedicsdocument. The learning outcomes of this unit are matched to the relevant capabilities.
Domain 1: The professional; and ethical practitioner