Bachelor of Advanced Paramedicine (Professional Honours) (Specialisation) (M4T)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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

This program builds on career entry undergraduate studies in Paramedicine to expand the clinical knowledge and scope of paramedics, enabling them to further their professional careers in areas addressed by a range of specialisations. The course has been developed in close consultation with public and private industry sectors to ensure the graduate meets the needs of the profession in a broad range of settings.

Specialisations:

Critical Care Paramedicine – this specialisation combines the knowledge, skills and clinical scope of both the Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) and the Extended Care Paramedic (ECP) into one qualification, providing the graduate with career flexibility and portability.  Participants in this specialisation will expand their theoretical knowledge underpinning practice and will build clinical skills associated with the scope of an ICP or ECP relevant to practice in a wide range of  public, private and off shore settings.

Graduates of this course are expected to be able to:

  • Have developed the advanced paramedic knowledge, advanced clinical reasoning and decision making and clinical practice skills necessary for the management and provision of advanced, effective and comprehensive health care to particular populations of health consumers in the community and workplace;
  • Integrate and apply the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge that are required to participate effectively in the planning, implementation and management of health care programs and services within the community;
  • Have developed an advanced level of understanding in the legal, ethical and political dimensions of practice within the discipline and specialty area of advanced paramedicine; and
  • Apply research skills to the resolution and improvement of health outcomes for consumers of clinical and community advanced paramedic practitioners.

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Career outcomes

Depending on the specialisation undertaken, graduates will be able to enter a wide range of professional careers including Intensive Care Paramedic and Extended Care Paramedic. This course will enable paramedics to take their careers beyond traditional paramedic practice.

Professional Recognition

Graduates of this course may be eligible for membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine and Paramedics Australasia

Course structure

Year 1

This unit draws together theoretical and clinical concepts related to legal and ethical responsibilities, quality and safety measures, advanced diagnostic reasoning and clinical decision-making based on knowledge and evidence, in the care of individuals in a variety of settings. This…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to allow the students to develop the additional knowledge necessary to function safely and effectively as an advanced paramedic practitioner. The course will provide students advanced knowledge in the areas of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as it…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit provides a framework for understanding the links between knowledge and practice. It is also designed to encourage the development of the capacity of health service leaders to identify and evaluate emerging knowledge relevant to their practice, and to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)

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

    
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This unit explores the principles, theories and practice of epidemiology. Students are provided with a comprehensive introduction to the collection and interpretation of epidemiological data within the framework of health. The unit content covers the broad areas of disease distribution,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

The aims of this unit are: to introduce fundamental concepts of biostatistics and provide a background in descriptive and analytical methods that are used to estimate association between variables. This unit covers statistical theory, data entry and manipulation methods, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Focuses on database management systems and introduces the key concepts of data, information and knowledge in the context of relational database development as applied to health.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts, principles and practical skills of research methodology required in preparing a project proposal in health and medical research, including information retrieval and analysis, formulation of research questions, research plan…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Year 2

Specialisations

CAA601 has a specific focus on paramedicine and primary health care. Patients may present in the out of hospital environment with common, acute primary health care needs. These needs can be complex due to the prevalence of chronic disease as…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

CAA602 is the first of two clinically focused units in paramedicine. This unit provides the advanced applied knowledge and skills to identify, assess and manage acute medical emergencies encountered in the out-of-hospital setting.The epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects as well as…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a Paramedic degree or an equivalent qualification approved by the Faculty.

Applicants are required to have completed a career entry level undergraduate degree in Paramedicine or equivalent qualification as determined by the Course Coordinator, from an approved tertiary institution.

Applicants are required to have completed a career entry level undergraduate degree in Paramedicine or equivalent qualification as determined by the Course Coordinator, from an approved tertiary institution.

Master of Advanced Paramedicine (Specialisation)

The  Bachelor of Advanced Paramedicine (Professional Honours) (Specialisation) also has internal articulation across two awards (Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma).

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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