Practical placement 5 – clinical paramedic (BPU500)

Paramedicine is a practical discipline, however it assumes a broad theoretical grounding. In order for students to be able to see the connection between theory and practice from an early stage, there will be a significant focus on practical knowledge throughout the course. Practical teaching will encompass a combination of supervised professional training, observation in clinical practice, skills training and simulation.

Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.


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Spring, Autumn

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This period of practical training comprises 8-10 weeks of supervised professional training. During this period of practical training, students will engage in practice primarily in vehicular ambulances, boat-based ambulances and attending courses as a guest student in air ambulance services. In the ambulance service, students will work as the third person in a team under the supervision of an experienced paramedic. This course will also facilitate other relevant practical placements.

Learning outcome


Students will be able to:

  • Reflect on the role of paramedics in the patient flow that includes several disciplines and levels, as well as elements of the health service
  • Account for the organisation of patient-work in pre-hospital services
  • Discuss patient-work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Relate practice to applicable legislation, frameworks and ethical guidelines that regulate work in the ambulance service
  • Reflect on differences (similarities/differences) between the different practices of different nations


Students will be able to:

  • Provide advanced lifesaving first aid
  • Communicate with patients, loved ones and other cooperating personnel in a confident manner that builds relationships
  • Carry out a structured patient examination and document findings thereof
  • Examine, assess and propose initiatives and treatment of patients receiving pre-hospital services

General competencies

Students will be able to:

  • Maintain order and hygiene
  • Show empathy, care and respect for patients, loved ones and cooperative partners.
  • Demonstrate the willingness and ability to use guidance and feedback
  • Identify their own knowledge requirements
  • Guide fellow students and colleagues
  • Contribute their own knowledge to the field of study

Required prerequisite knowledge



Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Pratice 1/1 10 Weeks Passed / Not Passed

In order to pass clinical studies, students must have met a minimum requirement of 80% participation on practical days.

Course teacher(s)

Study Program Director:

Nina Vatland

Course coordinator:

Nina Vatland

Open for

Paramedic - Bachelor's Degree Programme

Course assessment

There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.


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