CLS206 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1 (8)

CLS206 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1 is a healthcare workplace learning subject. Students are required to complete clinical placements in the healthcare environment. In this subject, students will be required to apply paramedic skills in a supervised clinical environment. Specific protocols, procedures and pharmacologies are detailed in the subject outline and the associated assessment items. 


Year-long Period 1 (31)
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CLS206. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Nursing, Paramedicine and Healthcare Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Paramedicine
Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours)


CLS103 and ( ( CLS105 and CLS106 ) or CLS104 )

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to practice clinical skills under supervision;
  • be able to perform patient assessments in a range of environments that are a paramedics work setting;
  • be able to develop and reassess the appropriateness and real impact of treatment plans tailored to the individual patient;
  • be able to identify and reflect on ethical and legal issues that arise within the learning experience; and
  • be able to show sensitivity towards the patient and family members by identifying and dealing with areas of potential distress while working in a clinical setting.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Interdisciplinary communication and effective communication in teams;
  • Skills in therapeutic communication, counselling, negotiation, assertiveness, and collaboration;
  • Formulate and tailoring treatment plans based upon continual patient reassessment and evaluation;
  • Theoretical knowledge to accurately and safely calculate medication dosages of common medications;
  • Complete accurate and compliant patient care documentation; and
  • Legal and ethical frameworks in a clinical setting.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CLS206 in Session 2 2021. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Placement on road (4 x week roster approx. 150hrs)
Patient report form
Placement learning reflection

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 22 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Clinical experience is a compulsory and important part of the Bachelor of Paramedicine. Students will need to complete clinical placements (with varying shifts of 8, 10, 12 and 14 hours) in the paramedic and/or healthcare environment. 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 given to students to complete the hours of placement. Students need to ensure that adequate preparation has been completed for the delivery of safe and effective patient care. 

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory workplace learning placements are responsible for all associated travel, accommodation and required resources.

If required, students will need to wear their placement uniform, helmet, safety vest, and safety glasses.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.