Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (ADF Conversion) (53D)

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

Hobart
Semester 1

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

This program is offered only to those applicants nominated by the Australian Defence Forces and is not open to general admission.

Please refer to the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion) [53C] for information about other options if you have not been nominated for this course by the Australian Defence Force

The Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (ADF Conversion) will enable students to:

  • Demonstrate an adaptive, flexible and self-directed commitment to the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and to the delivery of primary health care across the lifespan.
  • Function, build and sustain collaborative, professional relationships as a member of a team within multidisciplinary teams and agencies
  • Employ critical, analytical and reflective abilities within paramedic practice, understanding the importance of lifelong learning within the profession.
  • Incorporate their understanding of contemporary local and national healthcare priorities, including integrated care models, mental health reforms, quality and safety management in paramedic practice.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and skills required for competent practice in a range of paramedic practice contexts as documented in the National Competency Standards for the Paramedic.
  • Provide patient-centred care as applicable to current evidence-based practice in a diverse range of patient presentations and events.
  • Demonstrates professional autonomy and accountability whilst acting in accordance with accepted standards of conduct and performance of a paramedic and practices within the legal and ethical boundaries of the paramedic profession
  • Employ a range of technologies to enhance paramedic professional development and support the health care they are providing

Students will undertake clinical placements within their operational environments, hospitals and ambulance services as required within the unit CAA303 Clinical Practice 5

Career outcomes

This course is a negotiated program of study with the ADF which will allow students to progress to a higher clinical level within their employment.  Initially this course will be offered to the Australian Navy, where graduates will be able to progress from advanced medic to clinical manager.

Professional Recognition

There is no current national regulatory framework for paramedics, graduates will be eligible for admission as members of the professional bodies, Paramedics Australasia and the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine.

Course structure

Full time pathway

Year 1

Semester 1

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 paramedic management of obstetric conditions and emergencies and cardiorespiratory conditions. A study…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

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

Semester 2

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

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 builds upon the underpinning knowledge developed in CAA211 and CAA212 and provides the advanced applied knowledge and clinical skills to identify, assess and manage acute emergencies. The epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects as well as contemporary management issues of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Spring School

This unit is a capstone clinical practice unit which will provide an opportunity for students having completed studies in CAA213 to integrate their knowledge and clinical skills in a clinical practice environment. Students will undertake placement in emergency ambulance, general…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

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

Year 2

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Spring School (extended)

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

Part Time Pathway

Year 1

Semester 1

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 paramedic management of obstetric conditions and emergencies and cardiorespiratory conditions. A study…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Spring School (extended)

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

Year 2

Semester 1

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

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

Semester 2

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 builds upon the underpinning knowledge developed in CAA211 and CAA212 and provides the advanced applied knowledge and clinical skills to identify, assess and manage acute emergencies. The epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects as well as contemporary management issues of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Spring School

This unit is a capstone clinical practice unit which will provide an opportunity for students having completed studies in CAA213 to integrate their knowledge and clinical skills in a clinical practice environment. Students will undertake placement in emergency ambulance, general…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school

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

Year 3

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Entry requirements

Entry into this course is restricted to those applicants that have been nominated by a branch of the Australian Defence Forces. Applicants are required to hold either the Diploma of Paramedical Sciences (Ambulance), or an ADF Advanced Medic qualification (or equivalent)This course is open to Australian domestic students only.

This course provides an articulation pathway for holders of a TAFE Diploma in Paramedical Sciences (Ambulance).

This course articulates with the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice [53A].  On successful completion of this course graduates will be eligible for entry into the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Advanced Paramedicine (Specialisation)
  • Master of Advanced Paramedicine (Specialisation)

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.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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