CLS203 Internship 2 (8)


This subject allows students to carry out clinical skills under supervision while placed on an ambulance vehicle as an addition to the crew. This experience will allow students to apply theoretical concepts to real world situations. Students will be required to complete 160 hours of block clinical placement in the ambulance environment to fulfill the requirements of this subject.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CLS203
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionSY/USSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to students enrolled in Associate Degree / Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) or Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) courses
CLS201 and CLS202

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to carry out intermediate clinical skills under supervision.
  • be able to perform an intermediate patient assessment.
  • be able to identify and reflect on ethical and legal issues that arise on placement.
  • be able to show sensitivity towards individual and cultural differences by identifying and dealing with areas of potential distress while working with patients in a clinical setting.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Communication and cultural sensitivity.
  • Application of clinical skills.
  • Developing as a professional.
  • Application of legal and ethical frameworks in a clinical setting.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 20 days duration. Students will practise skills and procedures associated with communication, assessment and management of patients within ethical, legal and culturally appropriate parameters.  Students will be required to demonstrate the links between the theoretical components of their course and the practical application of skills.

Specialised Resources

Students will need to undertake clinical placement of approximately 160 hours within an operational ambulance service. Travel, accomodation and any other costs involved with this placement will be borne by the student.  Students will also be responsible for obtaining correct uniform and protective eyeware.  Helmets and vests will be provided by the university.


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.