The modern role of the paramedic in Australia has evolved substantially in recent years, with the scope of practice expanding into what were once domains exclusive to medicine. A beginning practitioner needs to perform effectively within a seemingly limitless array of complex and unpredictable emergency situations, which may have significant implications for patient outcomes. The transition to professional practice is the focus of a redesigned capstone subject ‘Applied Paramedic Practice’. In an innovative design each student is placed at the centre of the learning experience with a personalised learning pathway assessing unique learning requirements and evidencing specific individual development in relation to professional competencies. With each assessment undertaken by the student informing the next, the student plays a major role in determining what they are to learn.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 14 May 2015|
|Event||Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
Duration: 14 May 2014 → 15 May 2014
|Conference||Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015|
|Period||14/05/14 → 15/05/14|
Thompson, J., & Houston, D. (2015). Customising a capstone experience around assessment for learning: A case study for paramedic education. Abstract from Assessment for Learning in Higher Education 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong.