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

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, 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

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.
  • 1 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
  • 2 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
  • 3 Have developed an advanced level of understanding in the legal, ethical and political dimensions of practice within the discipline and speciality area of advanced paramedicine
  • 4 Apply research skills to the resolution and improvement of health outcomes for consumers of clinical and community advanced paramedic practitioners
  • Nil

    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.

    Course structure

    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
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit provides a framework for understanding the links between knowledge and practice. It is about considering the when, why and, importantly, how of translational research in practice. It is also designed to encourage the development of the capacity of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Choose one of the following:

    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, health care delivery and human services. The unit content covers…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit will enable students to critically evaluate the theory, practice and processes for managing data in the healthcare system. The foundations of health data, information, knowledge and wisdom will be introduced, including the concept of information architecture. Methods and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Complete the following specialisation

    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
    OnlineSemester 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…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Entry requirements

    We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option. 

    Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS. 

    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 must provide evidence of current employment working as a paramedic prior to an offer being made. 

    Applicants must provide evidence of current AHPRA registration in paramedicine, without conditions or notations.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

    If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

    We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

    This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    Master of Advanced Paramedicine (Specialisation)

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

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

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