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: therapeutic communication, empathy, attitude, confidentiality, and patient safety.  Such competencies will be learned in non-traditional community focused environments .  This subject requires 90 placement hours in various community venues.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
On CampusBathurst Campus
On CampusPort Macquarie
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CLS103
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 sessionHD/FLSchool of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Enrolment in this subject is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic).

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • to be able to describe the role of community-based emergency health in a range of paramedic environments.
  • to be able to work in a supervised clinical setting and articulate their role and tasks
  • to be able to communicate effectively in order to promote the health literacy of patients/community members/colleagues
  • to be able to maintain an effective audit trail of their own paramedic practice
  • to be able to continually reflect on and improve their practice and share this with others where appropriate to assist learning for both themselves and others


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Therapeutic communication
  • Ethical practice
  • Reflective practice
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Community placement
  • Confidentiality and consent

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 10 days duration. The student will be required to attend 90 hours of placement during the semester.

Specialised Resources

Students will need to undertake a community based clinical placement of 90 hours including 10-12 hours observation with Non Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS). 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 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 21 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.