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PMC2203 Paramedic Placement 2

Semester 1, 2022 Ipswich On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Medical Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 27 June 2022


Examiner: Dennis Walker


Pre-requisite: PMC1303 and PMC2102
OR (from 2023)
Pre-requisite: PMC1303 and PMC2102 and PMC2111 and PMC2112


Paramedic Placement 2 provides students with their second block of four weeks full-time practical experience with the Queensland Ambulance Service or other placement provider. Students will work as the third officer on an emergency ambulance vehicle and will be expected to perform as a functional team member under the instruction of the ambulance crew. Students will be expected to demonstrate a higher level of knowledge and skills as compared to Paramedic Placement 1 (PMC1303) as they will have undertaken further study in the interim period.

This course is a competency-based course, and assessment items must be successfully completed to pass the course. These competency items form part of the USQ accreditation agreement with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The second practical placement of 163 hours provides the students with the opportunity to perform as a functional member of a paramedic team under the supervision of a qualified paramedic. The student should incorporate their increased knowledge and skills by contributing to assessment and management of patients who present with cardiovascular and respiratory conditions, as well as the general assessment of other patients.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. Self-evaluate skills and attitudes in a practical situation
  2. Demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to interact with people from diverse age groups and cultures including other team members
  3. Demonstrate active participation in the assessment and management of patients appropriate to Year 2 student
  4. Apply evidence-based practice to the management of patients in a clinical environment
  5. Practice ethical, professional and safe behaviour in a clinical environment, adhering to applicable National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, AHPRA Professional Standards [or capabilities] and industry requirements.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Mandatory guidelines and legislation 20.00
2. Effective teamwork 20.00
3. Communication skills 20.00
4. Ethical and professional behaviour 20.00
5. Reflective practice 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Queensland Ambulance Service Clinical Practice Manual (2015).

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Weighting (%) Course learning outcomes
Assignments Practical Placement Performance No 50 1,2,3,4,5
Assignments Written Portfolio No 50 1,2,3,4,5
Date printed 27 June 2022