This unit is the first of three (3) clinical placement units within the Bachelor of Paramedic Science course, with a maximum of five (5) weeks clinical placement in a clinical setting with an approved provider. You will apply clinical knowledge, reasoning and practical skills at a novice level in the clinical environment, whilst engaging in reflective practice activities to support self-directed learning. Preparation activities will increase workplace literacy and provide guidance on navigating the student-mentor relationship, ensuring you enjoy a positive and successful first clinical placement.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|2. Professional Practice Placement||0%|
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 80.95% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 31.11% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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 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 paramedics document. The learning outcomes of this unit are matched to the relevant capabilities.
|Domain 1: The professional; and ethical practitioner - 1.1.2, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 1.1.8, 1.1.9, 1.1.10, 1.2.2, 1.2.3, 1.2.4, 1.2.7, 1.2.8, 1.2.9, 1.2.10, 1.3.1, 1.4.1 and 1.4.2||LO1, LO2, LO3|
|Domain 2: The communicator and the collaborator - 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4, 2.1.5, 2.1.6, 2.1.7 and 2.2.1.||LO1, LO2, LO3|
|Domain 3: The evidence-based practitioner - 3.1.2, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 3.2.3, 3.2.4, 3.2.5, 3.2.6, 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3, 3.3.4, 3.4.2, 3.4.3, 3.4.4 and 3.4.5.||LO1, LO2, LO3|
|Domain 4: The safety and risk management practitioner - 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.1.3, 4.1.4, 4.1.5, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.2.4, 4.3.1, 4.3.3, 4.4.1, 4.4.2, 4.4.3, 4.4.4, 4.5.2, 4.6.5, 4.6.6, 4.7.2 and 4.7.4.||LO1, LO2, LO3|
Domain 5: The paramedicine practitioner - 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.1.4, 5.1.5, 5.2.2, 5.2.4, 5.3.1, 5.3.5, 5.4.1, 5.4.2, 5.4.3, 5.4.4, 5.4.6, 5.6.1, 5.6.2, 5.6.3 and 5.6.4.
|LO1, LO2, LO3|
National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality Health Care Standards developed in this unit are:
|Partnering and Consumers||LO1, LO2, LO3|
|Preventing and Controlling infections||LO1, LO2, LO3|
|Medication safety||LO1, LO2, LO3|
|Comprehensive care||LO1, LO2, LO3|
|Communicating for Safety||LO1, LO2|
|Recognising and responding to Acute Deterioration||LO1, LO2|
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Portfolio||•||•||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Communication||•||•||•|
|2 - Problem Solving||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|