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Paramedical Science

The Paramedical Science program at ECU prepare graduates for the future roles of paramedics, in emergency settings and in industrial and community aspects of healthcare.

Our program is paramedic-led and has been designed by paramedics who understand the clinical setting that our graduates will face. What we teach and how we teach is informed by the experience of real-world paramedics, as well as by research into teaching and pre-hospital care. Our lecturers remain working ‘on road’ and all have significant experience in management of ambulance services, and/or in teaching and clinical education in paramedic and medical programs across Australia and internationally. .

Our graduates have been employed in a wide spectrum of healthcare and cultural settings. Areas in which paramedics now work include:

  • Emergency and non-emergency ambulance;
  • Industrial and resource sectors;
  • Community health;
  • General practice;
  • International aid;
  • Military care; and
  • Tactical care.

Work-Ready Experience

Paramedical Science is a practice-based profession and much of the learning undertaken requires the development of a relationship between theory and practice. Clinical practice experience is an integral component of the curriculum, giving students the opportunity to apply evidence-based paramedicine in a practice setting, and in developing and using decision-making skills and clinical judgment.

Our program has unique partnerships with some of the largest emergency service providers in the world such as Falck, St John Ambulance Northern Territory and the Queensland Ambulance Service. Working closely with our healthcare industry partners, our students get the opportunity to do their clinical placements in diverse environments including:

  • Ambulance services (emergency and non-emergency);
  • Hospitals in metropolitan and rural/regional WA, interstate and international;
  • Community health (including international providers);
  • General practice;
  • Mental healthcare service providers;
  • Aged care; and
  • Special needs care.

Clinical placements may be undertaken in WA, as well as with interstate Ambulance Services. International placements have also been available, including in the UK and Bali.


Paramedical Science, Lecturer and Undergraduate Course Coordinator
Mr Tom Crehan

For course specific information, please talk to our Future Students team by calling 134 328 or send an email to


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