Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours) Integrated Honours

includes:

Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours)
Bachelor of Paramedicine

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Bachelor of Paramedicine BParamedicine

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

Full-time: 3 years (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours)

Full-time: 4 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine 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 full time or part time 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.
OR
Licensed or Registered Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) in Canada with a minimum of 2 years full time or part time experience currently practicing or eligible to practice in Canada.
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 (with exception for the Licensed or Registered Canadian ACP Applicants).

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

Cert 4 Healthcare (HLT41115; HLT41012; HLT41015) and work experience in frontline ambulance service less than 200 h - PHC101 and CLS103

Cert 4 Healthcare (HLT41115; HLT41012; HLT41015) and work experience in frontline ambulance service between 200 and 500 h - PHC101, CLS103 and CLS105

Cert 4 Healthcare (HLT41115; HLT41012; HLT41015) and work experience in frontline ambulance service greater than 500 h - PHC101, CLS103, CLS105 and CLS106

ADF personnel with basic OR advanced medical assistance AND no experience in frontline ambulance service - PHC101 and CLS103

ADF personnel with basic OR advanced medical assistance AND experience in frontline ambulance service less than 200 h - PHC101, CLS103, CLS105 and CLS106

ADF personnel with basic OR advanced medical assistance AND experience in frontline ambulance service greater than 200 h OR deployment as a paramedic - PHC101, CLS103, CLS105, CLS106 and CLS204

Diploma of Paramedical Science (HLT51015) AND no experience in frontline ambulance service - PHC101; CLS103; CLS105; PHC190 and BMS105

Diploma of Paramedical Science (HLT51015) AND a minimum of 8 weeks experience in frontline ambulance service - PHC101; CLS103; CLS105; CLS106; PHC190, BMS105 and CLS204

Diploma of Paramedical Science (HLT51015) AND P1 status - PHC101; CLS103; CLS105; CLS106; CLS201; CLS202; PHC190, BMS105; CLS204; CLS307 and CLS311

Diploma of Paramedical Science (HLT51015) AND Intensive Care OR Extended Care status (or equivalent qualifications outside of NSW) - PHC101; CLS103; CLS105; CLS106; CLS201; CLS202; PHC190, BMS105; CLS204; CLS311; CLS307; APS301 - Proficiency credits may be available against BMS317 and BMS327 upon appropriate evidence

Any registerable qualification to practice as an Enrolled Nurse (Class 2) - PHC101; CLS103; Credits against NRS246 and/or IKC100 may be available upon the supply of appropriate evidence

Any registerable qualification to practice as a Registered Nurse (Class 1) - BMS191; BMS192; BMS291; PHC101; CLS103; BMS105; HSM201; IKC100; Credits against NRS246 and/or PHC200 may be available upon the supply of appropriate evidence

Licensed or Registered Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) in Canada with a minimum of 2 years full time or part time experience currently practicing or eligible to practice in Canada - BMS105; BMS191; BMS192; BMS291; CLS103; CLS105; CLS106; CLS201; CLS202; CLS204; CLS307; CLS311; HSM202; IKC100; PHC101

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 Non-Emergency Clinical Placement
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:

BMS348 Research Proposal
HLT330 Research Methods in Health Science
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

Important information on Workplace Learning Requirements
In order to satisfy accreditation requirements, students will undertake a minimum of 300 hours of clinical placements in ambulance stations through 2 or 3 blocks of 4 weeks (totalling a maximum of 12 weeks of clinical placements), using 4 pre-set periods of the year (called blocks A, B, C and D). The timing of the blocks allocated to CSU and the location of the ambulance stations hosting students are set by NSW Ambulance and are non-negotiable.

CSU cannot guarantee that students with family, work or carer's responsibilities will be placed in an ambulance station close to home or at a suitable time of the year. Students living outside NSW will be required to undertake at least one block of 4 weeks in NSW. Furthermore, CSU cannot guarantee that students living outside NSW will be able to be placed in their state at all. In addition, students must expect to undertake approximately 300 hours of non-clinical placements through the course and in a range of settings including simulations during residential schools or specific block periods, self-identified placements in pharmacies, nursing homes, public events, GP clinics, hospital, medical centres or overseas experiences offered through CSU Global. Overall, the entirety of the clinical and non-clinical placements are captured in the subjects listed above.

Residential School Exemption for Licensed or Registered Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) in Canada
Licensed or Registered Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) in Canada with a minimum of 2 years full time or part time experience currently practicing or eligible to practice in Canada are exempted from all residential schools.

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 Non-Emergency Clinical Placement
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)
BMS348 Research Proposal
HLT330 Research Methods in Health Science
BMS301 Medical Science Special Topic
[Elective Subject]

Year 3, Session 1
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice

Year 3, Session 2
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic 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

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
CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
CLS103 Non-Emergency Clinical Placement

Year 2, Session 2
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1
CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1 (16 CR) [Enrolment placeholder; this workplace learning subject is taken across the calendar year]

Year 2, Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous Health

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
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
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2 (16 CR) [Enrolment placeholder; this workplace learning subject is taken across the calendar year]

The above study schedule should be adapted by students with a credit package.

Online enrolment (Pass Stream only) for qualified P1 paramedic students

Year 1, Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1

Year 1, Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice

Year 1, Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1

Year 2, Session 1
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
IKC100 Indigenous Health

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

Year 2, Session 3
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice

Year 3, Session 1
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health


Online enrolment (Pass Stream only) for qualified students with a Diploma of Paramedical Science and no experience in frontline ambulance

Year 1, Session 1
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1

Year 1, Session 2
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice

Year 1, Session 3
BMS291 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 1

Year 2, Session 1
CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies

Year 2, Session 2
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice
CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1 (16 CR) [Enrolment placeholder; this workplace learning subject is taken across the calendar year]

Year 2, Session 3
IKC100 Indigenous Health

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
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
CLS311 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 2 (16 CR) [Enrolment placeholder; this workplace learning subject is taken across the calendar year]

Online enrolment (Pass Stream only) for Licensed or Registered Advanced Care Paramedics (ACP) in Canada with a minimum of 2 years full time or part time experience currently practicing or eligible to practice in Canada

Option 1 (Canadian Winter start  Fast Graduation  4 sessions)

Year 1 Session 90
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice (As a single study subject)

Year 2 Term 15
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic Practice (As a single study subject)

Year 2 Session 30
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice

Year 3 Session 60
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics

Option 2 (Canadian Winter start  Standard Graduation  5 sessions)

Year 1 Session 90
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice (As a single study subject)

Year 2 Session 30
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science

Year 2 Session 60
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science

Year 3 Session 30
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice

Year 3 Session 60
APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics

Option 3 (Canadian Spring start - Standard Graduation  5 sessions)

Year 1 Session 30
NRS246 Emergency Care in Mental Health
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science

Year 1 Session 60
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science

Year 1 Session 90
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice

Year 2 Session 30
PHC200 Health, Society & Paramedic
HSM202 The Dynamics of Health Care Practice

Year 2 Session 60
APS301 Pharmacology for Paramedics
PHC190 Paramedic Law and Ethics

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

CLS103 Non-Emergency Clinical Placement
CLS204 Clinical Placement and Authentic Learning 1
CLS311 Clinical placement and authentic learning 2

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

APS301 Applied Pharmacology for Paramedicine
BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
BMS317 Integrating Paramedic Medical Science
BMS327 Integrating Paramedic Trauma Science
CLS105 Foundations of Clinical Practice
CLS106 Foundations of Trauma Practice
CLS201 Introduction to Medical Emergencies
CLS202 Life Span Health Issues and Paramedic Care
CLS300 Advanced Cardiology and Paramedic Practice
CLS307 Transition to Paramedic Practice

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

Professional Accreditation

The Bachelor of Paramedicine is fully accredited by the Council of Ambulances Authority (CAA) (2018-2023).

 

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: November 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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