Bachelor of Paramedicine
UniSC - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sunshine Coast

Course outline

Students gain a strong foundation in clinical and paramedic sciences. They examine the contemporary role of paramedics as both professionals in the community and as an integral part of the greater medical, allied health and emergency services. Students develop clinical knowledge, skills and practice through both simulation and ambulance service placements. Paramedic practice is studied across the paramedic and allied health disciplines of pre-hospital emergency care and primary health care practice. Clinical practicums are conducted with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) and other health agencies. For more information, visit Bachelor of Paramedicine at UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast.

Note

This program includes compulsory placements in settings that require full COVID-19 vaccination.

Other requirements

Prior to undertaking any clinical practicum, students must obtain a Blue Card, Apply First Aid (Senior) certificate, current Mental Health First Aid certificate, provide evidence of hepatitis B immunisation or failure to seroconvert, and undergo a criminal history check. In addition to these requirements, before undertaking clinical placements with the QAS, students must undergo a health and medical assessment and health-related fitness assessment. Clinical placement information is available on the QAS website. Students may be required to undertake some clinical placements outside the region or in a rural area. Students are also required to purchase the student paramedic uniform and personal equipment. The Inherent Academic Requirements of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program. For information, visit Inherent Academic Requirements on the UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast website.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast and for this course, refer to UniSC – University of the Sunshine Coast’s website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 17 years

Additional entry requirements

Applicants from a non-English speaking background must attain an Academic IELTS score of at least 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in all other subtests, obtained within two years prior to the commencement of the program.

Recommended study
English; Biology; at least one other science subject
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

97.10

87.50

80.95

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

99.95

90.85

85.20

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

39

<5*

<5*

8

0

62

0

116

Percentage of all students

33.6%

<5*

<5*

6.9%

0.0%

53.5%

0.0%

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5

Career opportunities

Ambulance paramedic, pre-hospital emergency carer, disaster and emergency worker, aeromedic, rescue and retrieval worker, remote and rural health carer, clinical educator.

Membership

Paramedics Australasia; Student Paramedics Australasia; Australia and New Zealand College of Paramedics.

Course Code
013431
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP/$9844 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Sunshine Coast