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PMC3203 Paramedic Placement 4

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: PMC3103


Paramedic Placement 4 provides students with their fourth and final practical placement opportunity. This placement is the opportunity to hone the application of their skill and knowledge under supervision of a qualified paramedic. This course provides a capstone experience in the paramedic program.

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).

During the fourth placement of five weeks, students will be expected to perform as an integral third crew member and significantly contribute to clinical decision making and treatment decisions as well as actively participate in the patient care. Students will be expected to undertake many tasks independently while demonstrating a thorough knowledge and understanding of ambulance equipment, procedures, processes and documentation.

Course learning outcomes

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

  1. Evaluate own performance in a clinical situation with regard to skills and attitude
  2. Demonstrate high level effective communication skills and the ability to professionally interact with people from diverse age groups and cultures
  3. Demonstrate a high level of participation in decision making regarding the assessment and management appropriate to a final semester student
  4. Demonstrate the ability to manage individuals presenting with a broad range of medical problems and conditions
  5. Apply evidence-based practice to manage individuals in an ambulance environment or pre-hospital setting
  6. Demonstrate 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 15.00
2. Effective teamwork skills and strategies 20.00
3. High level and effective communication techniques and skills 20.00
4. Ethical and professional behaviour 20.00
5. Decision making, critical thinking, clinical reasoning and reflective practice 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

There are no texts or materials required for this course.

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 1,2,3,4,5,6
Assignments Written Portfolio No 50 1,2,3,4,5,6
Date printed 27 June 2022