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 specialising in primary healthcare practice. Paramedics with a focus on primary healthcare are advanced healthcare professionals 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 students are competent and yet diverse clinical practitioners who can meet low acuity healthcare needs of the community. Additionally, this role often involves leadership within both the paramedic profession and healthcare system that can support a range of activity from education to managerial needs.
9 units (72 credit points)
- Paramedic science
Standard entry requirements
Paramedics with current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and either:A minimum of 5 years unsupervised clinical operational experience at a paramedic level, orA minimum of 2 years clinical operational experience in a specialist role such as intensive or critical care paramedic.
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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.