CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship (8)


This subject explores at an introductory level the ‘professional self’ and introduces the contemporary professional model of community paramedic in a health continuum. This subject will focus on concepts that examine the professional responsibilities of paramedics in multifaceted roles within Australia and International health systems and start to develop the paramedic as a clinical leader in the community.  This subject requires 50 to 100 placement hours in various community venues.

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Session 1
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CLS103
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to recognise and compare community-based emergency health in integrated health and emergency systems
  • be able to communicate effectively with patients/community members/work colleages in a clinical setting
  • be able to describe and explain the importance and role of community leadership
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to work independently in a clinical setting and can articulate how they work in those roles


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Patient communication
  • Patient handover and clinical recording
  • Reflective practice
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Alternative practices in Paramedicine
  • Clinical Placement

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 14 days duration. The student will be required to attend placement for 14 days during the session.

Specialised Resources

Students will need to undertake a community based clinical placement of 14 days. Travel, accommodation and any other costs involved with this placement will be borne by the student. Students will also be responsible for obtaining the correct uniform and completing required immunisation and first aid status prior to attending the placement.


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.