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Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science)

Course code K89

Provides students with the knowledge and skills to deliver pre-hospital care within a range of clinical, policy and organisational contexts.

Students will also develop the understanding needed for the public health, social, cultural and clinical aspects of paramedical science.

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Entry requirements

70 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

K89

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,950

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Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

Semester 1 Semester 2
Joondalup FT PT
Mount Lawley
South West
Online 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

K89

CRICOS code

077135D

Fees

International students - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $33,700

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Duration

3 years full-time

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Availability & Campus

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

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Course Entry

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

Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

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 availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup

Course Structure

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST1107Perspectives in Paramedic Professional Practice15
SCH1101Cultural Studies15
MHS1101Anatomy and Physiology 115
PST1108Theoretical Perspectives In Paramedical Practice 115
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST1106Emergency Mental Health Response15
MHS1102Anatomy and Physiology 215
SCH1105Introduction to Pharmacology15
PSP1108Clinical Skills for Paramedical Practice 115
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST2102Trauma Studies for Paramedics15
PSP2222Primary Care Placements15
PST2108Disease States in Emergency Care15
HST2122Health Research Methodology15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PST2109Medical Studies for Paramedics15
PSP2103Clinical Skills for Paramedical Practice 215
PST2106Pre-hospital Diagnostic Techniques15
SCH2204Prehospital Policy, Ethics and Legal Issues15
Year 3 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSP3107Paramedic Clinical Placements15
PST3109Reflective Practice in Paramedicine15
PSP3101Advanced Paramedical Practice 115
PST3106Paediatric Studies for Paramedics15
Year 3 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
PSP3103Advanced Paramedical Practice 215
PST3107Obstetric Studies for Paramedics15
MMS3112Safety and Quality in Healthcare15
PST3210Prehospital Perspectives in Emergency Management15

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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.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge and skills in paramedical practice and science across diverse clinical and social contexts, in accordance with legislation and accepted industry and agency standards of conduct and performance.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the clinical and medical sciences which underpin paramedical practice and their application to clinical and social settings.
  3. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to identify, plan and manage complex clinical problems, integrating cultural awareness and global and international perspectives, which are ethically appropriate.
  4. Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge across diverse contexts to assess health and social care needs.
  5. Generate innovative, sustainable and informed responses, which are culturally appropriate.
  6. Critically evaluate the impact of, or response to the Paramedics actions, and identify goals for continued professional development.
  7. Apply technology and information transliteracy as part of clinical decision-making.
  8. Apply appropriate communication skills in written and oral forms to transfer clinical knowledge, support clinical decision-making and work collaboratively with others in team setting.

Professional Recognition

Approved by: Paramedicine Board of Australia

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,950 *

* Commonwealth supported - 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 $33,700 *

* 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

This course prepares graduates to practise high quality paramedicine in a wide spectrum of healthcare and cultural settings, and to lead Australian and international trends in healthcare provision.

Possible future job titles

Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, Community Paramedic, Industrial Paramedic, Ambulance Officer, Intensive Care Paramedic, Retrieval Paramedic

Student
stories

  • "I wanted the opportunity to work anywhere in Australia as well as overseas"
    Meghann LavertyParamedical Science student

    When I applied for Paramedical Science at ECU, it was the only university in WA offering the nationally-accredited course and I've stayed because of the industry partnerships with St John Ambulance Northern Territory and Falck.

    I really enjoy working with the lecturers; they all have practical experience out on road and within the industry so they can continually educate us, while providing a lot of guidance and support.

  • "I chose ECU because the course came highly recommended, and was recognised across Australia"
    Gemma Wright
    Gemma WrightECU Paramedical Science student

    The Paramedical Science course at ECU has fantastic lecturers who are very active in the Paramedicine community. They're approachable, knowledgeable and passionate.Within the course we are exposed to really diverse learning environments, including an ambulance, a simulation centre which mimics hospitals, as well as a number of practical-learning scenarios across the campus, and at the Police Academy next door.The course isn't all theory-based, which is fantastic. I've found that the course structure consolidates theory with practical units and work experience.

    I've had the opportunity to work at events giving first aid to the community, as well as complete placements with GPs and in aged care. I was also attracted to the prospects of travelling with my degree and knew ECU has affiliations with the UK and Northern Territory.

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