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Graduate Certificate of Critical Care Paramedicine

Course code J81

Designed to provide the paramedic with the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in critical care Paramedicine.

The course focuses on the clinical issues directly related to practice, and develops a greater depth of understanding of the pathophysiology, assessment and management of cardiac, medical and obstetric patients in the acute emergency setting. Students will learn advanced-level clinical knowledge to apply to their daily paramedic practice, while at the same time learning advanced skills in evidence-based practice. The combination of advanced clinical knowledge and and skills provides students with the ability to continuously improve their own clinical practice, as well as impact on the organisation they are employed by and the broader Paramedicine community.

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

J81

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $10,450

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Duration

0.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT PT FT PT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J81

CRICOS code

096056A

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $17,050

See Fees and Scholarships for further information.

Duration

0.5 years full-time

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT FT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online FT FT
FT - Full-time PT - Part-time

See Course Details for further information.

Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Course Structure

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST5110Advanced Cardiac Studies20
PST5111Advanced Medical Studies20
PST5107Advanced Obstetrics for Paramedics20

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook

Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate and evaluate complex ideas, concepts and theories in critical care paramedical contexts.
  2. Communicate specialised medical and paramedical knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate a high level of critical care Paramedicine.
  3. Use self-management skills to initiate, appraise and operate in complex critical care professional environments.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $10,450 *

* Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $17,050 *

* International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, and has been calculated based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for each individual unit you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the actual amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program will be well-placed to take on the clinical leadership challenges of Paramedicine.

Possible future job titles

critical care paramedic, intensive care paramedic, paramedic, extended care paramedic

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