Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 2, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2012 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ingrid Brooks


This unit involves the student operating as the second member of a MICA crew under the direct supervision of a selected MICA Paramedic Clinical Teacher and the intermittent supervision of the MICA Paramedic team manager, clinical support officers, Ambulance Services' Medical Director and MUCAPS staff. It is expected that the skills developed in semester one will be applied in the work environment.


By the end of this unit, the student will be able to:

  1. review his/her own clinical experience and arrange suitable learning experiences to
maintain learning needs as a result of the varying clinical experience in the field;
  1. demonstrate the development of clinical, professional and leadership capabilities from novice to clinically competent MICA Paramedic.
  2. respond to real life problems from their initiation and to assimilate information quickly and communicate it clearly and unambiguously;
  3. apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills learnt in this course to the management of cardiac, adult medical emergencies, the trauma patient and the paediatric patient using the MICA Paramedic clinical problem solving and clinical decision making model;
  4. demonstrate a culturally sensitive approach to the recognition and management of the reactions of patients and family to acute illness or injury;
  5. describe the operational aspects of MICA in particular, the Advanced Medical Priority Dispatch System, Communications Centre systems and the interface between Air Ambulance Victoria and other patient retrieval systems.


ECG sets and trauma triage evaluations (20%)
Case studies (40%)
Evidence-based practice assignments (40%)
Clinical reports (Pass/Fail)
OSCE (Pass/Fail)
Professional development assessment (Pass/Fail)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Ingrid Brooks


PAR4301, PAR4302, PAR4303, PAR4304

Tihs unit is only available to students sponsored by Ambulance Victoria, or other industry sponsored students.


PAR4305, PAR4306