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Master of Paramedic Practitioner

Course code J78

Designed to provide the paramedic with the necessary knowledge and skills for a career as a team leader or sole 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 and research.

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

J78

Fees

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

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Duration

1.5 years 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

J78

CRICOS code

096066K

Fees

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

See Fees and Scholarships for further information

Duration

1.5 years 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 Online

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup or Online

Semester 2: Study part-time 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
MMP6100Evidence-Based Practice20
MMP6101Research Proposal Preparation and Research Methods20
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSP6305Extended Care Paramedicine Practicum20
PST6206Extended Care Paramedicine 320
MMP6102Medical Science Masters Project20

Students who cannot complete the degree may be able to exit with a Graduate Certificate or a Graduate Diploma of Extended Care Paramedicine with Course Coordinator approval.

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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 Paramedic Practitioner contexts.
  2. Apply communication, collaboration and clinical reasoning skills in professional paramedic practice contexts.
  3. Reflect critically on a complex body of medical and paramedical knowledge, research principles and methods to demonstrate mastery as a Paramedic Practitioner.
  4. Use high level self-management skills to initiate, appraise and operate in complex and dynamic paramedic practitioner 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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