Our students have the opportunity to enhance their learning experiences by involvement in ACAP New South Wales educational evenings, attendance at ASNSW field exercises and guest speakers from ASNSW that attend the Student Paramedic Australasia (SPA) education evenings at UTAS Rozelle campus. This also assists with their integration into the industry and improves their preparedness for employment application within the paramedic industry.
Rozelle campus has been conducting the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice since 2010. The pioneer class of the degree will graduate in March 2012. The degree is conducted by four full-time on-campus staff as lecturers/senior lecturers and a number of off-duty paramedics providing contemporary practice.
Our aim at Rozelle is to provide the community with sound, comprehensive out-of-hospital care through the development of Paramedic students conversant in the field of paramedic practice.
We value a community of learning that integrates humanistic values of integrity, accountability, respect and teamwork to achieve a paramedic degree of the highest standard.
We view our aim to be the cultivation of a positive learning environment, inclusive of physical and intellectual resources, promoting best practice which is well-respected and supported by the University of Tasmania, the Ambulance Service of NSW (ASNSW), Ambulance Tasmania and health professionals. University staff and students attend careers days to provide information to potential applicants. Rozelle Open Day is held annually in August.
Applications for enrolment open around August each year, and a wide range of students are offered placements, including those from year 12 (ATAR 75), TAFE/University degrees and mature-aged learners.
The Ambulance Service of NSW (ASNSW) is entirely supportive of University Paramedic students. The University of Tasmania has a strong collegial partnership. Rozelle students attend their clinical placements as supernumerary with on-road Paramedic crews, a total of 12 weeks over the 2-year fast track program.
Personnel from ASNSW Media, Recruitment, Education, Counter Disaster and Control centres all provide support for staff and students in an educational context. In addition we have a pool of University casual tutors who are also employed by ASNSW as active on-road Paramedics.
For enquiries about the course structure: please refer to Bachelor of Paramedic Practice.
For other enquiries, please contact Administration at (02) 8572 7995
Physical address: Corner of Church and Glover Streets, Lilyfield NSW 2040
Postal address: PO Box 184, Rozelle NSW 2040
Fax: (02) 8572 7966
The campus is part of the Callan Park precinct, which is known as the old Rozelle Psychiatric Hospital, now no longer used for this purpose. There are numerous government organisations within the Callan park site including ASNSW Headquarters and Community education departments.
On 11 October 2013, Bachelor of Paramedic Practice students and staff conducted a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) simulation at Rozelle Campus, Sydney. This involved 30 standardised 'patients' who were first-year students in the degree and were enhanced by special effects makeup. These 'patients' had serious injuries including full thickness burns, penetrating chest and bowel injuries, and fractures and head injuries.
The event was controlled by second-year students who acted as paramedics and followed a predetermined chain of command structure. This involved key positions of site supervisor, commander, control, medical commander and team leaders to order the disorder of the situation.
To elevate the fidelity of the event, live radios were utilised and the event was filmed for learning and research purposes. Support was generously supplied by the Ambulance Service of New South Wales, UTAS and The Make-up Technicians™. The disordered MCI experience provided opportunity for students to engage in a dynamic scenario, whereby communication, leadership and critical decision making are paramount.
Please be advised that this video features a realistic portrayal of a mass casualty incident. Viewer discretion is advised.
Authorised by the Associate Head of Medicine
25 March, 2014