CLS205 Clinical Simulation (8)

CLS205 is a simulation based education subject. In this subject, students will be required to participate in clinical situations that are simulated for teaching and learning purposes, creating opportunities for deliberate practice of new skills without involving real patients. Paramedic students who take part in educational programs involving simulations perform less medical mistakes in clinical settings, and are able to better develop their critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills. Students will be required to apply paramedic skills in a supervised clinical environment.


Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CLS205. 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 Biomedical 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 replicate 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 simulated clinical setting.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Interdisciplinary communication and effective communication in teams;
  • Therapeutic communication, counselling, negotiation, assertiveness, and collaboration;
  • Formulate and tailor 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.

Special Resources

Students are responsible for all associated travel and resources (if applicable)

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.