Master of Paramedic Science - Paramedic Practitioner

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

This course provides students with the skills, knowledge, clinical reasoning and leadership strategies to meet the role of a Paramedic Practitioner. The Paramedic Practitioner is an advanced healthcare professional who can provide essential services in the non-emergency, out-of-hospital, low acuity or primary healthcare settings. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to deliver a primary care level of paramedic practice as well as the ability to identify alternative pathways within the healthcare system to effectively and independently manage a broad range of common chronic and low acuity disease states.This care is a patient-centred approach that ensures you are a competent and yet diverse clinical practitioner who can meet low acuity healthcare needs of the community. Additionally, the Paramedic Practitioner is a leadership role within both the paramedic profession and healthcare system that can support a range of activity from education to managerial needs.

Structure

8 units (72 credit points)

Subjects

  • Paramedic science

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Paramedic Science or equivalent with a minimum of 5 years unsupervised operational clinical experience
  • Or a completed Advanced Diploma or Graduate Diploma or equivalent in an advanced paramedic field such as aeromedical, critical or intensive care plus 2 years unsupervised operational clinical experience at this level.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Online Study
No
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Some units require compulsory attendance at residential schools. Students will undertake placement with a General Practitioner (GP) or similar to gain experience and develop primary healthcare knowledge and skills.

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