Bachelor of Paramedicine
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USQ’s Bachelor of Paramedicine will provide you with specific skills that are unique to being a paramedic, and you will be trained in the areas of assessment, analysis, decision making and working in difficult situations.
From first year and throughout your degree, you will complete 18 weeks of clinical placements with Queensland Ambulance Service and in other healthcare settings - to gain ‘hands-on experience’.
As a paramedic student you will have the chance to improve your skills in our simulated ambulance and emergency training labs.
Our Bachelor of Paramedicine has been designed by the leading medical and paramedic staff who understand the real-world of pre-hospital emergency care.
There is no mandatory professional accreditation for awards in the paramedic area.
USQ has been awarded Provisional Accreditation from The Council of Ambulance Authorities (CAA). Application for full accreditation will be submitted in 2019 once USQ has a cohort of graduates (as per CAA criteria).
Following graduation, students may apply for membership with Paramedics Australasia.
Note: The Bachelor of Paramedicine consists of 24 compulsory courses (24 units) studied over three years. Students are required to complete a total of 676 hours of practical placements that consists of four practical placements that must be satisfactorily completed.Clinical experience
In addition to the courses listed below, you will also need to complete clinical experience, where interactive hands-on activities, such as experiments and use of specialist equipment, are undertaken.
All students must be able to meet the physical and other professional requirements of clinical/professional practice within this program.
How much will it cost?
Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (8 units) in this program are:
|Commonwealth supported||AUD 9352|
|Domestic full fee paying||AUD 20000|
Loan to help you pay your fees
You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level.
You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
The lowest OP/unadjusted Rank* to which an offer was made is 18/61. OP/Ranks based upon all offers made in Semester 1, 2019.
To study this degree we assume you have sound knowledge in:
We assume that your knowledge is equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA). It is also recommended that you have studied one of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics.
Note: All students will be required to purchase a uniform, have a current valid Blue Card, current senior first aid certificate and provide evidence of immunity to Hepatitis B.
Clinical placements are mandatory within the Bachelor of Paramedicine and for placements with the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) will be required to:
- QAS medical Assessment (Fit Slip)
- Hepatitis B immunisation
- Criminal History Clearance Report
- University Student Clinical Placement Induction.
English Language Requirements
You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.
If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.
A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest.
*Further admission information
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks through special entry schemes for admission.
Special entry schemes for admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank, through the allocation of additional ranks in certain circumstances.
An adjusted Selection Rank is the result of combining additional ranks with a student's OP/Selection Rank. An unadjusted Selection Rank is the student's Selection Rank without any rank adjustments.
USQ is committed to greater admissions transparency. Learn more about the education and work experience, as well as average OP/Ranks for this programs' student cohort for Semester 1, 2018.
How to apply
- Please apply via QTAC (Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre).
You will need to note down the QTAC codes below to complete your application.
- Applications for Semester 1, 2020 close on Friday 6 December, 2019. Top up round of applications close Thursday 6 February 2020, where places are not filled in the previous round.