School Of Health Sciences

Clinical Leadership and Patient SafetyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401097.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

401069 Paramedic Practice 4

About this Unit
This unit introduces students to clinical leadership, supervision and patient safety in the context of paramedicine. Students will undertake a 4 week clinical placement block with an emergency ambulance crew, which will in part be used as a basis for reflective learning activities and critical analysis. Students will explore and discuss concepts of clinical leadership and supervision, drawing from their clinical placement experiences. Students will learn about leadership styles, principles of clinical education, mentoring and supervision in the field, clinical governance and patient safety.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Students must hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

Students must meet Western Sydney University course requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Course Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your course.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your course, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

1. Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one

2. Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history

3. Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements

4. Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements: the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire course.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire course - approved course providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page.


Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are expected to have a complete Western Sydney University paramedicine student uniform as per the Western Sydney University Paramedicine Uniform Guideline. Students are expected to have additional equipment as outlined in the Unit Leaning Guide. All uniform and equipment must be taken to every shift. Students who attend a shift without the necessary equipment will be refused attendance by the placement partner.

4669.1Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)CONTINUING
4669.2Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)CURRENT

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