Master of Paramedicine (with specialisations) Articulated Set

includes:

Master of Paramedicine (with specialisations)
Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (with specialisations)
Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (Critical Care) GradCertParamedicine(CritCare)

Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (Extended Care) GradCertParamedicine(ExtCare)

Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (Critical Care) GradDipParamedicine(CritCare)

Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (Extended Care) GradDipParamedicine(ExtCare)

Master of Paramedicine (Critical Care) MParamedicine(CritCare)

Master of Paramedicine (Extended Care) MParamedicine(ExtCare)

Availability

Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (with specialisations) (4318CC)

Online - Bathurst

Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (with specialisations) (4618CC)

Online - Bathurst

Master of Paramedicine (with specialisations) (4718CC)

Online - Bathurst

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

Normal Course Duration

Master of Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Full-time: 1.5 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Full-time: 1 years (or part-time equivalent)

Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Full-time: 0.5 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

Master of Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Students must have completed a 3 year undergraduate degree in paramedicine. Admission in this course can be directly at the Master level or follow from the completion of the Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (with specialisations).

Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Students must have completed a 3 year undergraduate degree in paramedicine. Applicants with extensive industry experience and practicing as intensive care paramedics will also be eligible to enter the course. Admission in this course can be directly at the Graduate Diploma level or follow from the completion of the Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (with specialisations).

Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Students must have completed a 3 year undergraduate degree in paramedicine. Applicants with extensive industry experience and practicing as intensive care paramedics will also be eligible to enter the course.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Master of Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Students who have completed the Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (with specialisations) will be eligible for 64 points of credit.

Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (with specialisations)

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (with specialisations) will be eligible for 32 points of credit.

Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (with specialisations)

No special arrangements apply

Articulation

The Master, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Master of Paramedicine (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Course Structure

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE:
Students complete two core subjects:
" APS402  Foundations of Advanced Paramedic Practice
" APS403  Populations with Special Needs
And decide on one area of specialisation (below) and choose two subjects from that area specialisation.

CRITICAL CARE SPECIALISATION  choice of 2 subjects
" APS501  Advanced Cardiac Care
" APS502  Advanced Respiratory Care
" APS503  Advanced Medical Care
" APS504  Advanced Trauma Care
EXTENDED CARE SPECIALISATION choice of 2 subjects
" APS506  Principles of Extended Care
" APS507  Systematic Extended Care
" APS508  Extended Care Clinical Management
" One subject from the Restricted Elective Pool (see below)

GRADUATE DIPLOMA:
Students must complete the requirements for the Graduate Certificate (above) and then complete:
Session 30: APS509  Extended Care Skills (extended care stream) or APS505  Critical Care Skills (critical care stream)
Session 60: APS404  Advanced Care Practicum
And the remaining subjects not completed from their area of specialisation.

MASTERS LEVEL:
Students must complete the requirements for a specialisation in the Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (above) and then complete:
" HLT505  Research Methods in Health Science A
" HLT506  Health Masters Proposal
" HLT508  Health Masters Project (16 points) or two subjects from the Restricted Elective Pool (see below)

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES POOL
" HSM409  Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
" HSM401  Reflecting on Health Care Systems
" RSC301  Asthma Management
" RSC460  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
" NRS544  Cultural Competence in Indigenous Health Care: Implications for Nursing.
" NRS523  Rural Health Practice
" NRS547  Applied Emergency Nursing in Rural and Remote Setting.
Or one postgraduate paramedic subject in the other specialisation area of this degree.
Students must seek the permission of the Course Director should they seek to include a subject not in the restricted elective pool.

Enrolment Pattern

TYPICAL PATTERN:

Critical Care Specialisation
Year 1

Session 1
APS402 - Foundations of Advanced Paramedic Practice
APS403 - Populations with Special Needs
Session 2
APS501 - Advanced Cardiac Care
APS502 - Advanced Respiratory Care

Students may graduate at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (Critical Care)

Year 2

Session 1
APS505  Critical Care Skills
APS504 - Advanced Trauma Care
Session 2
APS503  Advanced Medical Care
APS404  Advanced Care Practicum

Students may graduate at this point with a Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (Critical Care)

Year 3

Session 1
HLT505  Research Methods in Health Science A
HLT506  Health Masters Proposal
Session 2
HLT508 - Health Master's Project (16) or two subjects from the restricted elective pool

Students may graduate at this point with a Master of Paramedicine (Critical Care)

Extended Care Specialisation
Year 1

Session 1
APS402 - Foundations of Advanced Paramedic Practice
APS403 - Populations with Special Needs
Session 2
APS506  Principles of Extended Care
APS507  Systematic Extended Care

Students may graduate at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Paramedicine (Extended Care)

Year 2

Session 1
APS508 - Extended Care Clinical Management
APS509 - Extended Care Skills
Session 2
Restricted Elective
APS404  Advanced Care Practicum

Students may graduate at this point with a Graduate Diploma of Paramedicine (Extended Care)

Year 3

Session 1
HLT505  Research Methods in Health Science A
HLT506  Health Masters Proposal
Session 2
HLT508 - Health Master's Project (16) or two subjects from the restricted elective pool

Students may graduate at this point with a Master of Paramedicine (Extended Care)

RESTRICTED ELECTIVES

" HSM409  Evidence-based Health Care Delivery
" HSM401  Reflecting on Health Care Systems
" RSC301  Asthma management
" RSC460  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
" NRS544  Cultural Competence in Indigenous Health Care: Implications for Nursing.
" NRS523  Rural Health Practice
" NRS547  Applied Emergency Nursing in Rural and Remote Setting.

Or one of postgraduate paramedic subject in the other specialisation area of this degree

Students must seek the permission of the Course Director should they seek to include a subject not in the restricted elective pool

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

APS404 Advanced Care Practicum
NRS547 Applied Emergency Nursing in the Rural and Remote Setting

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

APS505 Critical Care Skills
APS509 Extended Care Skills
NRS547 Applied Emergency Nursing in the Rural and Remote Setting

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

Professional Accreditation

There is no accreditation requirements for these specialised areas of paramedicine

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

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Future students

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

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