Graduates in many disciplines face often challenging transitions from student to beginning practitioner in their chosen field. With potentially alarming consequences linked with a paramedic graduates inability to recall their learning, or effectively apply their learnt skills, often within an emergency situation, the need to be certain of graduate competence is essential. For the completing paramedic student, employment prospects are uncertain, and if employed any knowledge or performance weaknesses will be readily exposed. Following a review of the Paramedic degree program at Flinders, which confirmed industry concerns about a perceived theory-practice gap, the highly pragmatic final subject ‘Applied Paramedic Practice’ was developed and represents a type of ‘finishing school’ for paramedic undergraduates.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Sep 2014|
|Event||Changing Horizons : Local Learning For Global Impact - University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia|
Duration: 24 Sep 2014 → 25 Sep 2014
Conference number: 9
|Period||24/09/14 → 25/09/14|
|Other||Higher Education Research Group Adelaide (HERGA) Conference 2014|
Thompson, J., Grantham, H., & Houston, D. (2014). Developing better graduates through individualised learning: A case study of a Paramedic Capstone Experience. 55. Abstract from Changing Horizons , Adelaide, Australia.