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Graduate Diploma of Extended Care Paramedicine

Course code J80

Designed to provide the paramedic with the necessary knowledge and skills for a career as a team leader or single responder in Extended Care Paramedicine.

The course focuses on the clinical issues directly related to practice, and develops a greater depth of understanding to enhance clinical decision-making and critical thinking. Students will learn advanced-level clinical knowledge to apply to their daily paramedical practice, while at the same time learning advanced skills in evidence-based practice.

The combination of advanced clinical knowledge and applied research knowledge 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

J80

Fees

Domestic fee paying - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $20,200

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Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

See Course Entry for further information.

Course code

J80

CRICOS code

096067J

Fees

International onshore - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,000

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1 year full-time or part-time equivalent

See Course Details for further information.

Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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 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

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST5200Extended Care Paramedicine 120
PST5214Extended Care Paramedicine 220
PST5107Advanced Obstetrics for Paramedics20
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST6113Paediatrics for Critical Care Paramedics20
PSP6305Extended Care Paramedicine Practicum20
PST6206Extended Care Paramedicine 320

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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, evaluate and synthesise complex ideas, concepts and theories in authentic extended care Paramedicine contexts.
  2. Communicate complex medical and paramedical knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate an advanced level of extended care Paramedicine.
  3. Use high level self-management skills to initiate, appraise and operate in complex and dynamic extended care Paramedicine professional environments.

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $20,200 *

* 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 amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

AUD $33,000 *

* International onshore - 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 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

Paramedic Practitioner, Paramedic, Extended Care Paramedic, Advanced Care Paramedic, Community Paramedic

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