#paramedic science degree
Paramedics in the healthcare industry provide rapid, emergency medical response and specialised transportation to the community. The role of a paramedic is varied and each day a paramedic may respond to a number of call outs. Not all of these will be emergencies as a paramedic s work also consists of transporting elderly patients and patients who have scheduled hospital treatments. Paramedics learn to deal with the emotional situations that accompany their work by understanding how to comfort people during stressful times.
Why choose this course?
This course was Queensland s first degree in paramedic science and our established partnerships ensure you will complete extensive placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS). You will also have opportunities to get involved with exciting, interactive learning activities that are unique to QUT. On campus you will develop specific skills in the Clinical Simulation Centre, a facility that replicates environments and situations that mirror workplace experiences.
The first year of this course focuses on foundation studies in the anatomy and physiology of the human body, and an introduction to pathology, pathophysiology, pharmacology and clinical practice. You will complete your first placement at the end of first year. During your second and third years, you will continue theoretical studies but with an increasing emphasis on clinical skills and transition to professional practice.
Graduates have the knowledge, skills and competencies required to practise as an ambulance paramedic with the QAS, and national and international agencies.
Graduates can also complete further study for a career as an intensive care paramedic or for careers in health service management, public health, or emergency and disaster management.
This course is accredited by the Council of Ambulance Authorities and graduates are eligible for membership with Paramedics Australasia and the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine.
There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.
Some of these requirements have associated costs. Information is available from the Additional course requirements and costs website.
International student entry
This course is not available for entry to international students.