Bachelor of Paramedicine - Honours

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) is a one-year degree for high-achieving students who have already completed the Bachelor of Paramedicine or equivalent degree. The program allows students to build upon the knowledge gained in their past degree, develop research skills that will equip them for future study at a higher degree level and work closely with an academic expert to contribute to a particular area of interest. The main focus of the program is to produce a research thesis under supervision from experienced academic staff. Graduates of the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) program will have: an understanding of research principles and methods; a significant amount of knowledge in a particular area, which will allow them to undertake further study, research and/or other professional work; the ability to research, interpret and re-lay potentially complex theoretical principals; the technical skills to design and conduct a research project, with some level of independence; the skills to work collaboratively within an academic team of researchers as a junior member. Importantly, this degree DOES NOT lead to accreditation as a Paramedic.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for admission to the course, a student must have completed a Bachelor of Paramedicine and attained a GPA of 5.75.


80 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:


Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree in paramedicine. Graduates may also be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Further information:

Completion of an honours degree equips graduates with important skills in research, data analysis and interpretation, and project management. It is also the most efficient pathway to doctoral studies. It also provides graduates with greater knowledge of research and interpretation, which can be usefully applied in the clinical setting.

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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Full time 1 year
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Full time 1 year
Ballarat (Aquinas) No info No Part time 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1 year
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Part time 2 years
Canberra (Signadou) No info No Full time 1 year
North Sydney (MacKillop) No info No Part time 2 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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