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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Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science)
Prepares students for a dynamic healthcare environment.
Inclusive of the public health, social, cultural and clinical aspects of paramedical science, this course provides students with the knowledge and skills to deliver care within a range of clinical, policy and/or organisational contexts.
This course prepares graduates to practice high quality paramedicine in a wide spectrum of healthcare and cultural settings, and to lead Australian and international trends in healthcare provision.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)
The home campus for this course is Joondalup. However, students studying in work integrated programs will be required to attend the nominated training facility.
Students will be required to attend during the hours established by the host health agency that provides the clinical experience opportunity. 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
The course can be studied entirely online 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
To be able to undertake clinical practice and fulfil 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
- Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (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
Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, Community Paramedic, Industrial Paramedic, Medical Officer, Ambulance Officer
Students interested in progressing further in this area can elect to study the Master of Paramedical Science (By Coursework) or Master of Paramedical Science (By Research).
This course is available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.