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.
Practical experience is an integral component of the program and each student is required to undertake and satisfactorily complete clinical practical experiences.
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.
For additional information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
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Graduate ambulance paramedic. With further training: intensive care paramedic, flight paramedic, combat paramedic, clinical education, management roles.
Membership may be sought with Paramedics Australasia.
3 years Full time or 6 years Part time