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Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (53A)


2 years (full-time only). Intake: February



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This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills required to assess and effectively manage the common range of out-of-hospital patient presentations which an Emergency Medical Service may respond to. It ensures graduates comprehend the primary health care system, the frequent social factors impacting on out-of-hospital clinical care, and the diversity of care provided by an Emergency Medical Service to the community.

Patient management strategies are focused on contemporary evidence-based practice with comparisons made to both interstate and international trends

What is FAST TRACK ?

Typically, a university degree runs across two semesters per year, taking students a minimum of three years to complete (depending on the degree length) and providinguniversity students with a 3-month break over summer.

Fast track degrees such as the Bachelor of Nursing Fast Track or the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice Fast Track are different because they run across three semesters. Students will be required to study in the following blocks each year:

Semester 1- February to June
Semester 2- July to October
Semester 3- November to January

* Limited places. Entry to this course is competitive and strict quotas apply, including quotas for interstate and international applicants.
* The fast-track program is not currently available to international students.

Special Requirements

General Entry Requirements- please see the link below.

Minimum ATAR: 75

While there are no specific prerequisites for entry to the degree, pre-tertiary English, Science and Humanities are recommended.

Students are required to meet Health Science Safety in Practice and Code of Conduct requirements, as well as AHPRA
Student Registration requirements.

Further study options

Honours, Professional Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Master, PhD

Career opportunities

Graduates will have met the professional requirements for employment as an Intern Ambulance Paramedic and be eligible for membership to Paramedics Australia.

In addition to careers as an Ambulance Paramedic and Industrial Paramedic, graduates will also possess the attributes to be employed in a Paramedic role within other occupations, such as industry emergency response personnel and community-based emergency health settings.

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