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Bachelor of Paramedicine
University of Southern Queensland - Ipswich

Course outline

This program provides students with the skills and clinical knowledge needed to be a paramedic. Students are trained in the areas of patient assessment, decision-making and practical skill acquisition that is required for working in the challenging setting of paramedic practice. Students complete clinical placements with Queensland Ambulance Service and in other healthcare settings to gain hands-on experience. These experiences are enhanced by on campus training labs that include simulated ambulances to improve their practical skills and clinical decision-making. This program has been designed by leading medical and paramedic staff who understand paramedic practice. For more program information, visit Bachelor of Paramedicine at USQ.

Note

Practical experience is an integral component of the program and each student is required to undertake and satisfactorily complete clinical practical experiences.

Other requirements

Prior to undertaking clinical placements with Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) students must meet the medical, physical and functional requirements of QAS for student paramedics and must have a current first aid certificate, Blue Card, evidence of hepatitis B status and have a current criminal history police check.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.

Recommended study
Biology, Chemistry or Physics
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

OP/Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of OP/Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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Highest OP/Rank to receive an offer

Median OP/Rank to receive an offer

Lowest OP/Rank to receive an offer

OP/Rank excluding adjustment factors

4/94

14/70

23/59

OP/Rank including adjustment factors

1/99

11/77

15/68

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2020

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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 OP/Rank

Admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered

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

International students

All students

Number of students

50

13

23

25

0

16

0

127

Percentage of all students

39.4%

10.2%

18.1%

19.7%

0.0%

12.6%

0.0%

100%

Notes

Career opportunities

Graduate ambulance paramedic. With further training: intensive care paramedic, flight paramedic, combat paramedic, clinical education, management roles.

Membership

Membership may be sought with Paramedics Australasia.

Course Code
936152
Start Date
Offer rounds
Fee
CSP
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Health
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Ipswich
 
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