Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
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.
8 units (72 credit points)
- 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.
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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.