This unit will introduce the student to practical components of fluid resuscitation and haemorrhage control and shock management. It will also cover assessment and management of time criticality, traumatic cardiac arrest, soft tissue injuries, burns and ballistics, head and facial trauma, spinal and back injuries, thoracic and abdominal trauma, crush/compartment syndrome, envenomation, diving and anaphylaxis emergencies.

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HFB2117 - Clinical Practice 3

HFB2121 - Paramedic Clinical Science 1 (Medical Emergencies 1)

HFB2232 - Paramedic Clinical Science 2 (Trauma)


Ambulance Victoria requires students in clinical placement to not concurrently undertake other units of study.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Qualify and quantify fluid replacement therapy in the pre-hospital setting;  
  2. Identify and assess patient conditions such as traumatic cardiac arrest, traumatic injuries and other emergency conditions;  
  3. Demonstrate the practical application of appropriate pre-hospital management of patients with traumatic cardiac arrest, traumatic injuries and other emergency conditions;  
  4. Reflect on strategies to identify opportunities for improvement in clinical reasoning and patient management.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Practicum Clinical Scenario Examination Pass/Fail
Test Two (2) tests (40 minutes duration) Pass/Fail
Other Clinical Workbook Pass/Fail
Practicum Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 hours of placement (clinical or equivalent) and completed logbook constitute a pass grade Pass/Fail
Practicum Clinical Skills assessment Pass/Fail
To obtain a pass in this ungraded unit, all components of assessment must be attempted and passed. Hurdle requirements for this unit are as follows: 1. Practical sessions require at least 80% attendance. 2. Achieving a minimum score of 50% in each of the 2 tests. 3. Passing the clinical skills assessment and clinical scenario examination. 4. Submitting a completed workbook. 5. 100% attendance of clinical placement (minimum of 60 hours) and submit a completed clinical placement logbook. The clinical placements enable students to acquire the essentials skills and knowledge expected in paramedic practice. The practical sessions and practicum assessments enable students to acquire the essentials skills and knowledge required for paramedic practice and course accreditation. Ambulance Victoria requires students to engage with clinical placement and not undertake other university commitments at this time.

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