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

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

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

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 course is no longer accepting applications. Please see 53X Bachelor of Paramedicine.

This course is delivered on a part-time and flexible basis, taking a minimum of 2 years to complete.

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.

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    Course structure

    150 credit points of advanced standing will be applied to your study plan based on your previous qualifications.

    This unit focuses on the individual within the greater context of the health system focussing on primary health care, community-based emergency health (CBEH). The unit integrates the social context with the clinical assessment and ambulance management of obstetric conditions and…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit focuses on the individual within the greater context of the health system focussing on primary health care and community-based emergency health (CBEH). The unit integrates the health systems approach with the clinical assessment and paramedic management of medical…

    Credit Points: 25

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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 their care. This unit enables participants to understand the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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 line…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit builds on paramedic clinical practice to develop students knowledge in the areas of electrocardiology, pharmacology, and the management of a range of acute and chronic conditions; for both adult and paediatric patients. Scope of paramedic practice and clinical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores how legal and ethical principles inform the practice of healthcare professionals in Australia. You 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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australia Health Care System and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically analyse and review the current and emerging challenges in health care delivery. Weekly topics will explore…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineHealth Study Period 3

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

    200 credit points of advanced standing will be applied to your study plan based on your previous qualifications.

    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 their care. This unit enables participants to understand the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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 line…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit builds on paramedic clinical practice to develop students knowledge in the areas of electrocardiology, pharmacology, and the management of a range of acute and chronic conditions; for both adult and paediatric patients. Scope of paramedic practice and clinical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit explores how legal and ethical principles inform the practice of healthcare professionals in Australia. You 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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australia Health Care System and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically analyse and review the current and emerging challenges in health care delivery. Weekly topics will explore…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineHealth Study Period 3

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

    Select two Student Elective units at introductory, intermediate or advanced level.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Experience and Engagement electives are your choice of units from any study area across the University, subject to meeting relevant prerequisites and quotas. You may choose to enrol in additional discipline/study area units or a study area from another degree.

    Entry requirements

    53C Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion Pathway) Admissions Requirements Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years) • This course does not use ATAR and equivalent ranks as part of the admission process. • All applicants are required to provide a statement from their employer confirming current employment as a paramedic, or equivalent as specified by the College of Health and Medicine. • Evidence of current AHPRA registration in paramedicine is required. Exemptions may apply based on agreement between the College of Health and Medicine and the employer organisation. Applicants with previous higher education study Not eligible. Applicants with previous VET / TAFE study • Completed Diploma of Paramedical Sciences (Ambulance) or equivalent. Applications on the basis of work or life experience This course does not accept applications based on work or life experience. Prerequisites Nil.

    As per Rule 6: Part 3 Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning, students may submit an Application for Credit.

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For eligible students employed with one of our partner organisations, studies undertaken in the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion) are subject to a 50% HECS scholarship.

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