Federation University Australia

Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

Transition into paramedicine from nursing, and help care for those suffering a health crisis. Upon graduation, apply for Graduate Entry Programs within Ambulance Victoria (AV) and Private Patient Transport Services. Graduates will also meet the requirements for employment with other pre-hospital and ambulance service employers throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom (UK).

Designed for

Nursing or health graduates wanting to enter into the paramedic discipline

Structure

The program consists of eight 15 credit point courses, two of which are clinical fieldwork courses. It is expected that each half year, two courses will be delivered in block mode, one via online and one in an ambulance service. Students will be provided with an introduction package prior to the commencement of the semester, this will outline the level of expected knowledge. The material will form the base of teachings during the year and may be examinable. This program is offered in Block mode. 2019 Block mode dates: 4 - 15 February 2019 29 April - 3 May 2019 15 - 26 July 2019 7 - 11 October 2019

Subjects

  • Clinical paramedicine
  • Paramedic clinical diagnostics
  • Community paramedic culture & practice
  • Paramedic work integrated learning.

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of a Bachelor of Nursing
  • A minimum of 12 months clinical experience
  • Postgraduate/specialist qualifications and/or experience in an emergency department or critical care would be advantageous. Extra requirements: Medical and physical capacity assessment by Ambulance Victoria's approved health provider
  • Police check
  • Evidence of a comprehensive understanding of: basic life support
  • Basic health assessment
  • Basic ECG interpretation
  • Basic use and theory of portable testing devices It is a requirement of the program that students undertake clinical placements with Ambulance Victoria, in both rural and metropolitan areas. It is a requirement of AV that all students must be both medically and physically fit for placement on their operational vehicles. Applicants are advised that comprehensive assessments by AV's approved health provider and a police record check must be undertaken prior to commencement of study, details of which will be sent out prior to commencement. Successful applicants need to be available to attend clinical placements equalling 160 hours, or up to 16 shifts. These shifts will be organised by the Coordinator in consultation with AV, and may be anywhere in the rural/metropolitan region.

Recognition

Ambulance Victoria Full accreditation with the Australasian Council of Ambulance Authorities

Study pathways

Graduates may be eligible to move into the Master of Nursing (by Research) or other forms of postgraduate study.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No
  • Flexible Delivery : 1 year

Further information

Successful applicants need to be available to attend clinical placements equalling 160 hours, or up to 16 shifts. These shifts will be organised by the Coordinator in consultation with AV, and may be anywhere in the rural/metropolitan region.

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