Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science)

General

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Program Description

Provides students with the knowledge and skills to deliver pre-hospital care within a range of clinical, policy and organisational contexts.

Students will also develop the understanding needed for the public health, social, cultural and clinical aspects of paramedical science.

Course Entry

Academic Admission requirements (Band 3)

All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • AQF Cert IV;
  • Successfully completed 0.25 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent);
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • University Preparation Course;*
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test; or*
  • Experience Based Entry Scheme.*

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.

English Language requirements (Band 3)

English competency requirements may be satisfied through the completion of one of the following:

  • Year 12 English ATAR/English Literature ATAR grade C or better or equivalent;
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test;*
  • IELTS Academic Overall band minimum score of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0);
  • Successfully completed 1.0 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher in the UK, Ireland, USA, NZ or Canada;
  • University Preparation Course;
  • Indigenous University Orientation Course;*
  • Aboriginal Student Intake Test;*
  • AQF Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree;
  • Successfully completed 0.375 EFTSL of study at bachelor level or higher at an Australian higher education provider (or equivalent); or
  • Other tests, courses or programmes defined on the English Proficiency Bands page.

* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.

Course Details

Semester availability

  • Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST1107 Perspectives in Paramedic Professional Practice 15
SCH1101 Cultural Studies 15
MHS1101 Anatomy and Physiology 1 15
PST1108 Theoretical Perspectives In Paramedical Practice 1 15

Year 1 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST1106 Emergency Mental Health Response 15
MHS1102 Anatomy and Physiology 2 15
SCH1105 Introduction to Pharmacology 15
PSP1108 Clinical Skills for Paramedical Practice 1 15

Year 2 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST2102 Trauma Studies for Paramedics 15
PSP2222 Primary Care Placements 15
PST2108 Disease States in Emergency Care 15
HST2122 Health Research Methodology 15

Year 2 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST2109 Medical Studies for Paramedics 15
PSP2103 Clinical Skills for Paramedical Practice 2 15
PST2106 Pre-hospital Diagnostic Techniques 15
SCH2204 Pre Hospital Policy, Ethics and Legal Issues 15

Year 3 - Semester 1

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSP3107 Paramedic Clinical Placements 15
PST3109 Reflective Practice in Paramedicine 15
PSP3101 Advanced Paramedical Practice 1 15
PST3106 Paediatric Studies for Paramedics 15

Year 3 - Semester 2

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSP3103 Advanced Paramedical Practice 2 15
PST3107 Obstetric Studies for Paramedics 15
MMS3112 Safety and Quality in Healthcare 15
PST3210 Pre Hospital Perspectives in Emergency Management 15

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Apply appropriate communication skills in written and oral forms to transfer clinical knowledge, support clinical decision-making and work collaboratively with others in a team setting.
  • Apply technology and information transliteracy as part of clinical decision-making.
  • Critically evaluate the impact of, or response to the Paramedics actions, and identify goals for continued professional development.
  • Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and skills in paramedical practice and science across diverse clinical and social contexts, in accordance with legislation and accepted industry and agency standards of conduct and performance.
  • Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the clinical and medical sciences which underpin paramedical practice and their application to clinical and social settings.
  • Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify, plan and manage complex clinical problems, integrating cultural awareness and global and international perspectives, which are ethically appropriate.
  • Generate innovative, sustainable and informed responses, which are culturally appropriate.
  • Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge across diverse contexts to assess health and social care needs.

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA)

Career Opportunities

This course prepares graduates to practise high-quality paramedicine in a wide spectrum of healthcare and cultural settings and to leading Australian and international trends in healthcare provision.

Possible future job titles

Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, Community Paramedic, Industrial Paramedic, Ambulance Officer, Intensive Care Paramedic, Retrieval Paramedic.

Last updated Oct 2020

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