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Master of 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 is comprised of 9 units, totalling 180 credit points. Onshore International Students must select at least 7 units oncampus mode of study in order to meet visa requirements. The course also has exit points at the graduate certificate and graduate diploma level within Critical Care and Community Paramedicine, however does not have exit points for Disaster and Emergency Response.
Students studying off campus should be aware that some units may require on campus attendance in or outside the normal semester periods. The Critical care and Community Paramedicine programs 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.
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 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