Our courses information
Our courses offer the right balance of practical knowledge and academic excellence and a wide range of study options.
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Master of Paramedical Science
The Master of Paramedical Science (by Coursework) enables the student to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to work in an expanded scope of practice in critical or primary healthcare roles. Enables the student to first enhance their individual knowledge and skill whilst working in their selected area of specialisation and then to acquire the theoretical knowledge and skills required of a paramedic in an extended practice role.
Students can elect to specialise in one of the following disciplines:
- Critical Care
- Community Paramedic
- Disaster and Emergency Response
Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)
The Critical Care and Community Paramedicine specialisations rely on the goodwill of health agencies for the provision of clinical experience. Students will be required to attend during the hours established by the clinical agency and these may occur at times outside the identified semester weeks and clinical practice periods may change with minimal notice to students due to circumstances outside the control of the School.
Mixed Mode Delivery Details
Students studying off-campus should be aware that some units may require on-campus attendance in or outside the normal semester periods.
The course can be studied entirely online(off-campus) when suitable agreements have been established to provide supervision of the practical components of the course. However if suitable supervisors and/or facilities are not available attendance at Joondalup campus will be required. In the absence of clinical placement settings, on campus intensive workshops will be provided to meet the learning outcomes of individual units.
Additional Course Information
Onshore International Students must study at least seven units on-campus in order to meet visa requirements.
Risk Management Protocols
To be able to undertake clinical practice and fulfill their duty of care, students are required to complete risk management protocols on commencement of the course and carry out amendments in subsequent semesters as appropriate. Risk management protocols include, but are not restricted to:
- Certificate of National Police Clearance;
- Current Manual Handling Certification: initial certification required plus annual renewal of certification; courses available via ECU provider;
- Evidence of immunisation status as per the Department of Health schedule
- MRSA clearance if worked in, or been admitted to, a health facility outside of Western Australia in the 12 months prior to enrolment;
- Working with Children Check
This course also has exit points at Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma level for students in the Critical Care and Community Paramedicine specialisations, however it does not have exit points for the Disaster and Emergency Response specialisation.
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.