CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice (8)

This subject is developed as the final subject for the undergraduate Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) and the Bachelor of Paramedicine and the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) programs for both internal and online education students. This subject sets the foundation for future clinical practice by requiring students to integrate and consolidate knowledge and skills developed in preceding subjects and to demonstrate that they have clinical judgement and decision making skills to apply this to real-world situations. This subject focuses on ensuring students are able to successfully transition to professional practice.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: CLS307. 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

Restricted to students enrolled in Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic), Bachelor of Paramedicine and Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours).


CLS300 and APS301 and BMS317 and BMS327

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to use and critically evaluate rigorous clinical decision making processes to make evidence-based clinical decisions about patient care and the impact on patient outcomes;
  • be able to explain the paramedics scope of practice, and standards of ethical and professional conduct and performance in paramedicine;
  • be able to continuously document, develop, and evaluate the quality of their professional knowledge, skills, and practice;
  • be able to use the principles of quality assurance/improvement to investigate a paramedic practice issue; and
  • be able to demonstrate an ability to work as part of a team to make clinical judgments, formulate and implement informed and reasoned treatment decisions, in complex simulated cases.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The use of clinical knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a paramedic for patients experiencing a cardiovascular, respiratory or medical emergency.
  • The use of clinical knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a paramedic for patients involved in a traumatic emergency.
  • Clinical decision making pertinent to the development of a diagnosis and treatment of medical emergencies.
  • Clinical decision making pertinent to the development of a diagnosis and treatment of traumatic emergencies.
  • The use of clear communication to convey information for clinical diagnosis and treatment during clinical practice.
  • Topics relevant to the transition from the student role to professional practice as a paramedic.
  • Topics relevant to contemporary paramedic practice.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of CLS307 in Session 2 2020. 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 %
Problem based learning gaps
Case submissions
Viva voce
Major exam

Residential School

This subject contains a 5 day Compulsory Residential School.

Students will integrate and consolidate knowledge and skills developed in previous subjects, and apply reflective skills in practice, this will support a number of professional standards in the profession. The residential school is used to provide confidence that the students have achieved a Mastery level that is appropriate for transitioning into professional practice.

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory residential schools on CSU campuses will incur costs associated with travel, accommodation and required resources (minimum: lab coat, safety glasses and covered footwear for lab-based practicals).

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.