Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion Pathway) (53C)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Paramedic practice is a rapidly expanding profession. The Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion) is a fully online program, designed to help currently practicing paramedics and advanced medics in the Australian Defence Force upgrade their existing qualifications.

This course is made up of a number of paramedic specific units and additional health care units.

Importantly, you will learn from experienced paramedics and expand on your existing knowledge in areas such as health, clinical assessment, clinical skills, pharmacology clinical research and professionalism.

Fully online, flexible and designed to let you study from anywhere while balancing your life and work commitments, the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion) will help you stay ahead in a competitive field.

The Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion) is a two year part time program designed to allow practicing paramedics holding the Diploma of Paramedical Sciences (Ambulance) or the Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Sciences (Ambulance) (or equivalent) to upgrade their qualifications to a bachelor degree.

The course is offered through flexible delivery to Australian domestic students holding the above qualifications along with current employment in a Paramedic position with an ambulance service, or an advanced medic position within the Australian Defence Forces.  The course consists of specialist paramedic units along with general health units delivered by the Faculty of Health – School of Medicine and School of Health Sciences.

Candidates must complete the requirements of the degree in a maximum of 5 years from the time of first enrolment. Extension to the time is at the discretion of the Dean.

Career outcomes

Professional Recognition

Graduates will have met the professional requirements for employment as a Graduate Ambulance Paramedic and be eligible for membership of Paramedics Australasia. Graduates will also possess the attributes to be employed in a Paramedic role within other occupations, such as industry emergency response personnel and community-based emergency health settings.

Course structure

Schedule A- Diploma Pathway

This unit focuses on the clinical aspects of the patient through the lifespan, building on the paramedical sciences. The unit integrates the social context with the clinical assessment and ambulance management of obstetric conditions and emergencies and cardiorespiratory conditions. A…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores how legal and ethical principles inform the practice of healthcare professionals in Australia. Students will gain knowledge of the fundamental legal and ethical principles governing practice and reflect on how to apply these in everyday situations. Through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit expands on paramedic practice and introduces the student to intensive health and physical assessment of the acutely ill patient as well as the patient suffering from chronic disease. This unit reflects the change in paramedic practice in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the concepts of professionalism, professional development and the paramedic as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team. Models of service provision and paramedic professionalism will be explored with a focus on the changing health care environment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the individual within the greater context of the health system focusing on primary health care, community-based emergency health (CBEH), health of populations including issues in Australian indigenous health.The unit integrates the health systems approach with the…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Delivery of health services requires the application of proven interventions. Practitioners in health service areas must be able to evaluate information they receive to make evidence based decisions in order to justify the care that they provide to patients. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit builds on paramedic clinical practice to develop student's knowledge in the areas of electrocardiology, pharmacology, and the management of a range of acute and chronic conditions. Scope of paramedic practice and clinical currency themes will be integrated throughout…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australian Health Care system and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically examine and review the current and emerging trends in health care delivery and includes topics such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the application of paramedic practice in community-based emergency health. The unit expands on knowledge and management of health emergencies explored in CAA201 Paramedic Practice 3 through industry-based application. The unit integrates clinical reasoning and critical analysis…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the application of paramedic practice in community-based emergency health. The unit expands on knowledge and management of health emergencies explored in CAA202 Paramedic Practice 4 through industry-based application. The unit integrates clinical reasoning and critical analysis…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Schedule B- Advanced Diploma / Associate Degree Pathway

This unit explores how legal and ethical principles inform the practice of healthcare professionals in Australia. Students will gain knowledge of the fundamental legal and ethical principles governing practice and reflect on how to apply these in everyday situations. Through…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit expands on paramedic practice and introduces the student to intensive health and physical assessment of the acutely ill patient as well as the patient suffering from chronic disease. This unit reflects the change in paramedic practice in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the concepts of professionalism, professional development and the paramedic as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team. Models of service provision and paramedic professionalism will be explored with a focus on the changing health care environment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Delivery of health services requires the application of proven interventions. Practitioners in health service areas must be able to evaluate information they receive to make evidence based decisions in order to justify the care that they provide to patients. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit builds on paramedic clinical practice to develop student's knowledge in the areas of electrocardiology, pharmacology, and the management of a range of acute and chronic conditions. Scope of paramedic practice and clinical currency themes will be integrated throughout…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australian Health Care system and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically examine and review the current and emerging trends in health care delivery and includes topics such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus two student electives selected from undergraduate courses offered by the University of Tasmania

Entry requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion) must hold either:

  • Diploma of Paramedical Sciences (Ambulance), or
  • Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Sciences (Ambulance), or
  • Associate Degree in Paramedic Studies, or
  • Equivalent qualifications

PLUS:

Employment as a paramedic with and ambulance service or out of hospital health service, or employment as an advanced medical Technician within the Australian Defence Forces.

Applicants are required to provide proof of their qualification in Paramedicine (in the case of paramedics this is the Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance), Advanced Diploma of Paramedical Science (Ambulance) or equivalent. In the case of military medics it is proof of completion of the Advanced Medical Assistant / Technician qualification).

Professional Experience Placement Requirements

SAFETY IN PRACTICE COMPLIANCE

All students enrolling in Faculty of Health programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements compliance documentation.

The Faculty, in accordance with Safety in Practice Compliance and Risk Assessment Procedure, assesses student compliance with Safety in Practice Requirements, which include:

  • national criminal history;
  • working with children registration;
  • medical, physical and psychological capacity to safely undertake the Faculty of Health Mandatory Functional Requirements; and
  • infectious disease and immunisation status.

National criminal history and medical, physical and psychological disclosures can inhibit student eligibility to participate in courses. Students must submit the Safety in Practice Requirements compliance documentation to enable risk assessment to be completed before:

  • semester one census date annually; or
  • in case of late enrolment, prior to beginning study.

The exceptions are the Working with Children Registration and Immunisation Record Card check, which must be completed 4 weeks prior to first PEP.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

Studies undertaken in the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion) in 2015 are subject to a 50% HECS discount.

How can we help?

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1300 363 864
International
+61 3 8676 7017
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