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Bachelor of Paramedicine Monash University

5.0 out of 5 from 2 reviews
Ranked #16 in our University Rankings
Bachelor Degree
3.0 years Full-Time
(or Part-Time equivalent)
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Course Description

Paramedics are health care professionals who provide unscheduled and emergency health care to individuals in the community. They assess patients, initiate care, and determine appropriate transport or referral to enable continuing care. Paramedics respond to a range of situations, attend cases in a wide variety of settings, and work with a broad range of other health care professionals and emergency services. The Bachelor of Paramedicine will develop knowledge and skills you need to practice as a paramedic within national, international and private ambulance services, or in the community sector.

In the first year of this course you will focus on foundation concepts which build a solid base of knowledge and skills. These will be expanded upon with more complex subject matter in the subsequent years. You will study the structure and function of the human body, human development across the life span, disease processes, learn about the Australian health care system and the role paramedics play within it. You will also study foundation research skills and develop an awareness of the important role research plays in evidenced-based paramedic practice.

In the second and third years you will develop core knowledge and skills to treat cardiovascular, respiratory, mental health, traumatic and medical emergency presentations, as well as learn specific care of maternal, neonatal, geriatric and paediatric patients. You will also learn about emergency management and the role of paramedics in mass casualty disaster incidents. During these years the underlying theory of these clinical units will be complemented by large practical components where you will participate in scenario-based exercises.

The on-campus learning is strengthened by a significant clinical placement component which is spread over the three years of the course. Clinical placements within community settings, hospitals, and private and public ambulance services allow you to put learning into context and practice.

This course is challenging and dynamic, and offers the successful graduate the potential for a rewarding and satisfying career in out-of-hospital emergency care.



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Student Reviews

June 2018
Year completed 2020

Positives: The course has a good sense of community as you are often with the same kids and a lot of the tutors and lecture used to be or still are paramedics!

Negatives: It can be quite intensive and sometimes I wish the placement was in blocks rather than 1 or 2 days at the time.

My advice to future students is: Make ...

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April 2018
Year completed 2018

Positive aspects: this course is really fun and challenging. We always get chance to practice.

Negative aspect: too much studying to do.

My advice to future students is: You have to squeeze lots of time for study and you need to workout for this course as well.

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