Master of Paramedic Science (Primary Healthcare Practice) - CH87
Designed to meet industry needs, the Master of Paramedic Science (Primary Healthcare Practice) will equip you to take on the leadership role of a paramedic specialising in primary healthcare practice who can provide essential services in the non-emergency, out-of-hospital, low acuity or primary healthcare settings.
1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
This course provides you with the skills, knowledge, clinical reasoning and leadership strategies to meet the role of a paramedic specialising in primary healthcare practice. Paramedics with a focus on primary healthcare are advanced healthcare professionals who can provide essential services in the non-emergency, out-of-hospital, low acuity or primary healthcare settings.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to deliver a primary care level of paramedic practice as well as the ability to identify alternative pathways within the healthcare system to effectively and independently manage a broad range of common chronic and low acuity disease states. This care is a patient-centred approach that ensures you are a competent and yet diverse clinical practitioner who can meet low acuity healthcare needs of the community. Additionally, this role often involves leadership within both the paramedic profession and healthcare system that can support a range of activity from education to managerial needs.
|Core Units||9||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete 9 units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
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|Term 1 - 2021||Available Online|
|Term 1 - 2022||Available Online|
|Primary Healthcare Placement||PMSC28001||Students will undertake Work Integrated Learning placements with primary healthcare providers within this unit to gain experience and develop primary healthcare knowledge and skills.|
Paramedics with current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and either:
- A minimum of 5 years unsupervised clinical operational experience at a paramedic level, or
- A minimum of 2 years clinical operational experience in a specialist role such as intensive or critical care paramedic.
Employment and clinical experience must be demonstrated by providing a letter of employment or an official statement of service, listing duties undertaken and length of time employed in the relevant position. Letters of employment must be presented on a company letterhead and signed and dated by a delegated authority within the organisation.
English Language Proficiency Requirement:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below.
- An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ‐ Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
- Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) ‐ Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub‐score less than 46; or
- An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Students will be required to obtain or provide evidence of a Working With Children Check and/or a Criminal History Check (as required) prior to commencing Work Integrated Learning.
Students will be required to obtain or provide evidence of immunisations relevant to the healthcare service provider/s with whom they seek to undertake Work Integrated Learning prior to placement.
Prior studies in the paramedic science discipline area.
The Master of Paramedic Science (Primary Healthcare Practice) supports graduates to operate in the expanding professional areas of paramedic practice. It provides you with the knowledge and skills to move towards the evolving roles of paramedics, extended or community care paramedic positions.
|Fee Category||Full fee paying place|
|What is a Full Fee Paying Place||As a full fee paying students, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.|
|Fee Type||Tuition Fees|
|What is my tuition fee?||
Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit.
Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit.
You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.
|FEE-HELP and payment options||
FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan.
Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all, or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).
You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance.
If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs|
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