Mr James Thompson

Senior Lecturer

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Sturt West (W257)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Currently a senior lecturer within the faculty, James coordinates the clinical assessment and capstone topics within the Bachelor of Paramedic Science.

James holds over 20 years health care experience which spans a range of Paramedic and Nursing roles and has performed within extended/advanced care positions within both disciplines (Emergecy Care Paramedic & Emergency Nurse Practitioner).

His current research interests are; fluid bolus therapy, and teaching assessment design


PhD Candidate (current)

Graduate Certificate Education (Higher Education) - Flinders University 2014

Bachelor Health Science Honours- Flinders University 2011

Advanced Life Support - Australian Resuscitation Council 2011

Grad Certificate Developing Autonomous Practice (Nurse Practitioner) - University of Hertfordshire 2003

Diploma Applied Science - Ambulance Studies - SA Ambulance Service

Bachelor of Nursing - University of South Australia 1992

Honours, awards and grants

2017 Edith Cowan University Prize. Best Paper on an Authentic Learning Environment. 2017 HERDSA Annual Conference. Sydney. "A bridge to being a practitioner: The role of pedagogical practice-in-context knowledge in the design, delivery and experience of a capstone subject. Houston, D., & Thompson, J.

2014 Executive Dean's Award Teaching Excellence

2013 Honours Poster Award 2nd Place "Exploring Paramedic Patient Assessment" Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)

2012 National Runner Up - "Educational Performance" The Council of Ambulance Authorities Awards

Key responsibilities
  • Capstone education
  • Curriculum Design
  • Teaching Delivery
  • Clinical Instruction
  • Student Support/ Coaching
  • E-Learning Methods
  • Scholarship of Teaching
  • Staff Development/ Mentoring
Teaching interests
  • Physiology/ Haemodynamics
  • Pre-hospital asessment skills
  • Clinical decision/reasoning making
Topic coordinator
PARA3000 Clinical Assessment
PARA3007 Applied Paramedic Practice
Topic lecturer
HLTH1004 Human Bioscience
PARA1005 Introduction to Traumatic Emergencies
PARA1008 Integrated Clinical Physiology for Paramedics
PARA3002 Clinical Decision Making
PARA1000 Introduction to Paramedic Practice
PARA1006 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
PARA2001 Pathophysiology 2
PARA2002 Paramedic Practice 1
PARA2007 Paramedic Practice 2
  • Capstone Education
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Graduate Atrributes
  • Paramedic Field Day
  • Patient Assessment Skills
  • Problem Based Learning Methods

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