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 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 international students' first year of study (8 units) in this program:
Scholarships and financial assistance
You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.
- Subject pre-requisite: English (4 SA) or equivalent. Find your country's level of qualification and minimum entry requirements for this program.
- Recommended study: one of 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.
How to apply
Applying directly to USQ:
Applications for Semester 1, 2018 will close on Monday 12 February, 2018.