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New course in paramedicine

Thursday, 23 December 2010


ECU’s Faculty of Computing Health and Science has introduced a new major study in paramedicine.

Starting in 2011, the course will provide opportunities for students who have not met the industry criteria for entry into the program, including the life experience requirement, as well as potential students who are currently working as volunteers or industrial ambulance workers who want to gain a recognised qualification in paramedicine.

Associate Professor in Paramedical Sciences, Professor Richard Brightwell says school leavers are currently unable to study paramedicine in Western Australia.

“As a result of this, potential students who have an interest in becoming a paramedic move into other health courses or alternate roles.”

“The new program will provide the paramedic services with a greater pool of potential employees as well as give those that may not be selected by the ambulance service locally, opportunities interstate to find employment in graduate paramedic programs,” said Professor Brightwell.

For more information on a career in paramedicine, visit the Computing, Health and Science website.

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