Graduate Diploma of Critical Care Paramedicine

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Designed to provide the paramedic with the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in critical care. The course focuses on the clinical issues directly related to practice, and develops a greater depth of understanding to enhance clinical decision-making and critical thinking. Students will learn advanced-level clinical knowledge to apply to their daily paramedical practice, while at the same time learning advanced skills in evidence-based practice and research. The combination of advanced clinical knowledge and applied research knowledge and skills provides students with the ability to continuously improve their own clinical practice, as well as impact on the organisation they are employed by and the broader Paramedicine community.

Structure

  • 6 Units
  • 120 Credit Points. Clinical or professional work placement requirement.

Subjects

  • Advanced Cardiac Studies
  • Advanced Medical Studies
  • Advanced Obstetrics for Paramedics
  • Paediatrics for Critical Care Paramedics
  • Critical Care Practicum (Intensive Care Phase)
  • Retrieval Medicine

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have a Bachelors degree in Paramedicine, or have completed a Graduate Certificate of Critical Care Paramedicine, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can apply if they have at least five years appropriate professional experience.

Study pathways

Further studies: Master of Critical Care Paramedicine

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Joondalup Domestic: $20,200
International: $33,000
No information available Yes
  • Online/Off-campus

Further information

Related careers: Paramedic, Advanced Care Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, Intensive Care Paramedic

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