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Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science)
This course structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.
This course requires 360 credit points (24 units) to complete. Students may complete this course in an employment model linked to a specific employer or through a standard degree model with a mixture of on and off campus modes of delivery.
Students studying external to Joondalup campus should be aware that some units may require on campus attendance at an intensive workshop or placement in or outside the normal semester periods if equivalent practicum is not available locally. The program relies 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.
Should paramedicine become a registered profession to meet the requirements of the universities reporting obligation to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), or any state registering body, names of students undertaking this course will be provided to AHPRA, for the purposes of student registration. For further information please see the AHPRA web site http://www.ahpra.gov.au/.
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 http://www.health.wa.gov.au/circularsnew/circular.cfm?Circ_ID=12275
- 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 www.checkwwc.wa.gov.au
Students will also be expected from their first year of study to initiate and develop a professional portfolio that maps their progression towards professional practice and the national paramedic competencies as articulated by the accrediting body. These can be found at http://caa.net.au/en/education/documentscorrected
The required learning outcomes in some of the compulsory practical/applied practice units in this course may not be readily achievable or appropriate for persons with certain disabilities or medical conditions. Whilst the university will attempt to make such adjustments as is reasonably practical, all students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the course which as described above are linked to professional and industry competencies. You are strongly encouraged to discuss the requirements of the course with the course coordinator before you seek enrolment.
|SCH1134||Human Structure and Function||15|
|NST2106||Mental Health Problems and Disorders||15|
|PSP1106||Clinical Skills for Paramedical Practice||15|
|SCH1105||Introduction to Pharmacology||15|
|PST1101||Introduction to Paramedical Practice||15|
|PST1105||Disease States in Emergency Care||15|
|PST1102||Foundations of Paramedical Practice||15|
|PST2101||Foundations of Paramedical Practice 2||15|
|PSP2102||Paramedic Practicum 1||15|
|SCH2204||Pre Hospital Policy, Ethics and Legal Issues||15|
|PST2106||Pre-hospital Diagnostic Techniques||15|
|PST3103||Trauma Studies for Paramedics||15|
|PSP3102||Hospital Practicum for Paramedics||15|
Students in the Work Integrated Learning program for the Northern Territory must substitute NST3204 for PSP3102.
|PST3106||Paediatric Studies for Paramedics||15|
|PSP3105||Clinical Practicum 3||15|
|PSP3101||Advanced Paramedical Practice 1||15|
|PST3210||Pre Hospital Perspectives in Emergency Management||15|
|HST2122||Health Research Methodology||15|
|PST3107||Obstetric Studies for Paramedics||15|
|PSP3103||Advanced Paramedical Practice 2||15|
|PST3104||Medical Studies for Paramedics||15|