Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)

Domestic

COURSE SNAPSHOT 

Local
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationCampbelltown
Duration 3F 
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn)
UAC Code723502 [Campbelltown]
Entrance Rank92.00 ATAR [Campbelltown]
Fee Information

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Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

International

COURSE SNAPSHOT

International
Delivery ModeOn campus
LocationCampbelltown
Duration3F
Intake InformationSemester 1 (Autumn)
Course Code4669.1 [CRICOS Code: 079923D] 
Entrance Rank

Please refer to Admission Requirements

Fee Information

International Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.

Details

Why study the Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)?

Paramedics play an integral role in the health system, responding to acute and sub-acute health problems in a range of diverse and uncontrolled settings. Paramedics provide unscheduled care to patients of all ages, dealing with health complaints that span across the spectrum of illness and injury severity and complexity. They are frequently required to interact with primary care or community allied health professionals, contributing to the inter-professional care of patients in the out-of-hospital setting.

Western Sydney University's paramedicine program has been developed to provide you with the requisite skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable you to function effectively as a paramedic in a government ambulance service or in the private paramedicine industry. A strong focus is placed on contemporary and emerging models of paramedicine, expanded scopes of paramedic practice, and clinical decision making. The course uses an evidence-based practice approach, combined with innovative flexible learning and assessment strategies, to prepare you for a diverse and successful career in paramedicine. 

The Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) is a fully accredited course with the Council of Ambulance Authorities.

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Practical experience

In second and third year, our students undertake a total of three months of supervised clinical practice with an emergency ambulance service in NSW or ACT, in rural or metropolitan locations.

These placements occur in three blocks of between 3-5 weeks, and involve weekend and shift work. Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation arrangements and costs associated with mandatory placements. Opportunities for international clinical placements exist for eligible students.

Additional short-duration placements will be undertaken in the private paramedicine industry, emergency departments, and in community and primary healthcare.

Units

Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career opportunities for Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)

State-based ambulance service paramedic

Paramedics are most commonly employed by state-based government ambulance services. Paramedics play an integral role in health systems, responding to incidents involving patients with acute and sub-acute health problems in a range of diverse and uncontrolled settings. Paramedics provide unscheduled, out-of-hospital care to patients of all ages and deal with health complaints that span the spectrum of illness and injury severity and complexity. Graduates employed by state-based ambulance services can undertake further study in specialist paramedic roles including Intensive Care Paramedicine, Extended Care Paramedicine, Community Paramedicine, Special Operations Paramedicine, Paramedic Education and Research.

Private sector industrial paramedic

Industrial paramedics work in the private paramedicine industry providing medical and primary healthcare in diverse industries including entertainment and events, mining and construction, sports and recreation, public mass events and gatherings, and remote area

Academic Profile

Doctor Liz Thyer

Liz is the Academic Course Advisor for the UWS Paramedicine degree.   She was an advanced life support paramedic in Victoria for 11 years including roles as a clinical instructor and peer support officer and lectured into the Victoria University Paramedic programs.   She also has a strong interest in learning and teaching and has most recently worked in the central learning and teaching group, Deakin Learning Futures, at De…

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How to apply

All domestic applications for entry to Western Sydney University undergraduate courses must be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) (opens in a new window). Step by step instructions are available on the Apply Now pages.

Instructions for international applications are available on the International Admissions pages.


If you are interested in completing a higher research degree, for example Masters Honours, information is accessible from UWS Research (opens in a new window).