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Paramedicine, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #710 (BCR) Bathurst, Australia | Port Macquarie, Australia
Are you passionate about helping people in their time of need? Do you thrive under pressure? If so, the Bachelor of Paramedicine from Charles Sturt University could be for you. As a first-line responder in the most critical of circumstances, you'll experience a dynamic and highly rewarding career that makes a profound difference to people's lives.
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Overview

This course is one of the few dedicated paramedicine degrees in New South Wales carrying full accreditation with the Council of Ambulance Authorities. It can take you from outback Australia to the heart of London, and many places in between.

Course highlights

The Bachelor of Paramedicine proram from Charles Sturt University prepares you to work in emergency ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments in regional, remote and urban settings.

  • A rich history, and industry alliances

    Charles Sturt University was Australia's first provider of a paramedicine degree and has a proud history of producing high-quality paramedicine graduates with excellent employment outcomes. You'll learn from academics who are international leaders, bringing diverse overseas experiences to the curriculum, while also maintaining close ties with the largest ambulance service in Australia, NSW Ambulance.

  • Outstanding facilities

    Not only will you benefit from learning in our simulation facilities and equipment on campus at Bathurst or Port Macquarie; you'll also undertake supported work placements, enabling you to learn directly from practising paramedics in real-life emergency care settings. International study opportunities also provide unique insights, skills and experiences that will ultimately enhance your competitiveness in the workforce.

  • Develop the skills you need

    This course focuses on delivering community-based paramedicine, including integration with health providers in urban, rural and remote communities. Become a qualified paramedic who can care for critically ill patients and engage and care for obstetric, geriatric, paediatric and special needs patients. Your skill set will encompass advanced trauma and cardiac life support, stroke management and airway management including endotracheal intubation, laryngeal mask airways and cricothyroidotomy.

  • Online study options for eligible students

    Already employed as a paramedic or medic in the Army, Navy or Air Force? Our credit arrangements allow you to study online and complete your degree sooner.

  • Honours

    If you receive a credit average in the first and second years, you may be eligible to study the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours). The Honours program trains you in a range of research techniques and lets you pursue an in-depth project in an area of interest under the guidance of an experienced supervisor.

Career opportunities

Most of our graduates are working as paramedics within a year of graduation, in both advanced and developing countries. And as paramedicine moves toward professional registration under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a degree with Charles Sturt University will ensure you start your career with the best possible qualifications.

  • Pursue roles in Australia or overseas

    Paramedicine is a growing global career and your qualifications will enable you to work as a paramedic in emergency, ambulance and out-of-hospital healthcare environments around the world.

  • Work within a variety of industries and settings

    Employment opportunities include private and event paramedic services, mining and natural resources sector emergency services, defence forces and international paramedic and emergency response services. You may also progress to management or training roles.

  • Join NSW Ambulance or other ambulance services

    New South Wales Ambulance (NSWA) is a diverse organisation, employing more than 4000 people. NSWA is unique in that it offers frontline staff the opportunity to specialise in diverse areas, such as special operations, aeromedical services, snow operations, rapid response, and counter disaster. A career with NSWA offers a range of employment opportunities for advancement and ongoing development.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Pharmacology for Paramedics
  • Science Communication and Methodology
  • Human Bioscience 
  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 
  • Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
  • Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
  • Paramedic Community Internship
  • Foundations of Clinical Practice
  • Foundations of Trauma Practice
  • Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
  • Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 
  • Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice
  • Transition to Paramedic Practice
  •  The Dynamics of Health Care Practice
  • Indigenous Health
  • Emergency Care in Mental Health
  • Paramedic Professionalism and Communication
  • Paramedic Law and Ethics
  • Health, Society & Paramedic Practice

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS CODE: 036176A (Bathurst, Port Macquarie)Students who have achieved a GPA of 5 or better upon completing the second year of the Bachelor of Paramedicine are eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) if:

  • They have forged a working relationship with a potential supervisor
  • Supervision in their field of interest is available
  • The field of interest of students align with research capacity in the School of Biomedical Science or at CSU

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bathurst

  • 1260 - 2250 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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