This unit is the second of three work-integrated learning units within the Paramedic Course, requiring Student Paramedics to apply clinical knowledge and skills at an intermediate level in the acute prehospital care environment. The unit comprises a total of four weeks of clinical placement with an approved ambulance service, completed as two weeks of placement each at ambulance stations within an urban and a rural environment. Through working with paramedic teams at these two geographically disparate locations, students explore and develop a clear understanding of the diverse nature of paramedic practice across Australia.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
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.
|1. 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 1 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.89% 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:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•|
|2 - Portfolio||•||•|
|3 - Presentation||•|
|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|
|1 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Presentation||•||•||•||•||•|