This subject contains a 40 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.
Authentic learning is a compulsory and important part of the Bachelor of Paramedicine, Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours).
Students will need to complete 150 hours authentic learning with ambulance service providers with varying shifts of 10, 12 and 14 hours. Students will be allocated placement by the WPL team from sites available in NSW. Other state and international ambulance service providers and industry specific sites will offered to students when available. Additionally students will also complete 100 hours authentic learning experiences in a simulation format. The simulation component requires 100 hours simulation across the year and 50% of simulation cases completed in order to be eligible for placement with external providers.
Students will need to demonstrate competency in a variety of different clinical skills and tasks in order to successfully complete this placement.
Set workplace learning times are allocated to students to complete the hours of placement. These set times may run across the year (in all sessions) however remain a Session 2 (60) subject for enrolment purposes. Placement with ambulance service providers are allocated in a four week consecutive duration. Students must attend these allocated times to progress through the course. Refusal of these allocations without an approved special consideration application will result in altering student course progression and potentially delaying expected graduation.
Students need to ensure that they are adequately prepared and meet all WPL pre-requisite and any specific requirements of the host sites. All pre-requisite subjects must be successfully completed prior to undertaking workplace learning.