Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) Integrated Honours

includes:

Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours)
Bachelor of Paramedicine

Awards

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Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) BParamedicine(Hons)

Availability

Bachelor of Paramedicine (4418PM)

On Campus - Bathurst
On Campus - Port Macquarie
Online - Bathurst

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours)

Full-time 4 years (8.0 sessions)

Part-time 8.0 years (16.0 sessions)

The study schedule in this course allows students to complete their course in 3 years, by using session 3 periods of teaching twice during the length of the course.

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Full-time 3 years (6.0 sessions)

Part-time 6.0 years (12.0 sessions)

Normal course duration is the effective period of time taken to complete a course when studied Full-time (Full-time Equivalent Duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern for the actual length of study. Not all courses are offered in Full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours)

On campus, full-time:

All students enrol at first in the Bachelor of Paramedicine.

Students who have achieved a GPA of 5 or better upon completing the second year of the Bachelor of Paramedicine are eligible to transfer into the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) if:

  • They have forged a working relationship with a potential supervisor
  • Supervision in their field of interest is available
  • The field of interest of students align with research capacity in the School of Biomedical Science or at CSU
Bachelor of Paramedicine

A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 70 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate IV or higher level qualification.
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
OR
A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
Qualified paramedics employed full-time with an ambulance service and who have completed a minimum of 2 years service.
OR
Full-time medics with the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) who have completed the Basic Medical Assistance course and have 2 years post-qualification experience.
AND
English language requirements apply. An Academic IELTS of 7.0 with no score below a 6.5 in each of the individual skill areas or a qualification deemed equivalent.

NOTE
Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Paramedicine will be required to obtain a National Police Certificate, have appropriate immunisation status and hold a Senior First-Aid Certificate prior to enrolment in their first placement subject.

This course has mandatory competencies that must be passed to ensure satisfactory course completion. Applicants with health, medical or other conditions may be unable to complete these mandatory competencies and hence be ineligible to graduate from the course.

 

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours)

Credit received for the Bachelor of Paramedicine will apply.

 

Bachelor of Paramedicine

Qualified paramedics employed full-time with an ambulance service and who have completed a minimum of 2 years service OR full-time medics with the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) who have completed the Basic Medical Assistance course and have 2 years post-qualification experience, will receive the following subject as credits:

    CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship
    CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice
    CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice
    CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
    CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1
    NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health
    PHC101 Paramedic Professionalism and Communication

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 256 points.

Bachelor of Paramedicine

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Course Structure

Students in the Bachelor of Paramedicine AND Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) will complete the following subjects:

APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship
CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice
CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice
IKC100 Indigenous Health
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health
PHC101 Paramedic Professionalism and Communication
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice

Students in the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) ONLY will complete the additional following subjects:

BMS508 Research Proposal
BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic
[Elective Subject]
HRS433 Science Honours Research Project/Dissertation (32)

Key subjects

CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice

Elective Subjects can be any subject that will strengthen the research project proposed by the student

Enrolment Pattern

Standard enrolment pattern for full-time, on-campus study

Year 1 Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology
CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice
PHC101 Paramedic Professionalism and Communication

Year 1 Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice
IKC100 Indigenous Health

Year 2 Session 1
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice

Year 2 Session 2
APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1 (16CR)

Students may be eligible to transfer into the Honours Stream

Year 2 Session 3 (Honours students ONLY)
BMS508 Research Proposal
BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic
[Elective Subject]

Year 3 Session 1
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health

Year 3 Session 2
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2 (16 CR)

Year 3 Session 3 (Honours students ONLY)

HRS433 Science Honours Research Project/Dissertation (32)

Online enrolment (Pass Stream only) for students with no credits

Session 1 commencement
Year 1, session 1

PHC101 Paramedic Professionalism and Communication
CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice

Year 1, session 2
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice

Year 1, Session 3
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology

Year 2, session 1
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship

Year 2, session 2
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies

Year 2, Session 3
CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1 (16 CR)

Year 3, session 1
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care

Year 3, session 2
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics

Year 3, Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous Health
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice

Year 4, session 1
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health

Year 4, session 2
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice

Year 4, Session 3
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2 (16 CR)

Distance enrolment (Pass Stream only) for students with full credits

Year 1, session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS105 Science Communication and Methodology

Year 1, Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics

Year 2, session 1
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science

Year 2, session 2
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics

Year 2, Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous Health
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice

Year 3, session 1
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice

Year 3, session 2
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice

Year 3, Session 3
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2 (16 CR)


Workplace Learning

CLS103 Paramedic Community Internship - Subject offered from 2018

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component.

BMS191 Human Bioscience 1 - Subject offered from 2008
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2 - Subject offered from 2016
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science - Subject offered from 2018
CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice - Subject offered from 2018
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice - Subject offered from 2018
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care - Subject offered from 2017
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice - Subject offered from 2018
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice - Subject offered from 2018

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) was the name of the last accredited course until 2018.  In the current process of accreditation (2017), Council of Ambulance Authorities was informed of the change of name from Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) to Bachelor of Paramedicine as well as the creation of the Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours).

 

Contact

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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