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Paramedicine

Critical thinking and clinical decision-making in a life-and-death situation is not for everyone. Thankfully, we can rely on highly-trained emergency professionals to not only respond to, but also manage emergencies or disasters. Will you answer the call?

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Why ECU?

Courses

Study world ready

Our undergraduate Paramedical Science degree is the only fully-accredited course of its kind in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. For career advancement, our postgraduate courses include specialist Paramedicine and Disaster and Emergency Response qualifications.

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Become World Ready

Experience Paramedicine at ECU.

Paramedical Science lab
Paramedical Science lab

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Reduce your expenses

Scholarships recognise those whose life journey may have been challenging, as well as students who've shown outstanding academic excellence and endeavour.

A scholarship can help you realise your ambitions by paying for fees, text books and living expenses.

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Paramedic internships in London

ECU Paramedical Science students have the opportunity to gain international experience through partner internships during their studies.

In 2018, our students received hands-on experience through London Ambulance, and South Central Ambulance Service.

Some students who graduated in 2017 were offered jobs at St John Ambulance WA, as well as ambulance services across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

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Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science) student Meghann Laverty talks about her ECU experience.

Student
stories

  • "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.

  • "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.

  • "Simulating every kind of emergency"
    Wayne van BiljonParamedical Science postgraduate

    Master of Paramedical Science student Wayne van Biljon discusses why he chose postgraduate study at ECU.

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