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Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic)

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Graduate Diploma of Clinical Practice (Paramedic) is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and values to be prepared for practice as paramedics.

The course aims to provides nurses and other health professionals with the opportunity to make a successful transition to paramedic practice by producing graduates capable of:

  • becoming reflective practitioners who can analyse complex problems and implement a plan of action that is clinically, ethically and logistically sound
  • developing a sound knowledge base in order to support the clinical decision making process
  • demonstrating positive, caring attitudes towards clients and the members of the community
  • operating as an effective member of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Students will learn how to:

  • identify and manage the physical, psychological and psychosocial needs of a patient undergoing paramedical assessment, treatment and/or transport
  • examine and critically analyse current developments in paramedic practice, including the professionalisation of the discipline
  • demonstrate professional skills, techniques and knowledge for safe, efficient and effective use of appropriate medications and the operation of medical equipment, technology and procedures in a paramedic environment
  • develop the necessary skills to critically evaluate published research to determine its relevance to paramedic practice.

Your course is recognised by industry

Accreditation is being sought from the Australiasian Council of Ambulance Authorities as part of the overall accreditation of paramedic programs at CSU.

Course structure

The course will consist of 64 credits points consisting of:

APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology
CLS400 Clinical Studies 4
CLS411 Internship 1 *
CLS412 Internship 2 *
CLS410 Major Incident Management
PHC403 Evidence Based Practice for Health Care Professionals
PHC404 Emergency Medical Service Systems
PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline

* Internships must be completed in an approved out-of-hospital setting such as a statutory ambulance authority. Students undertaking the internships must satisfy the risk assessment requirements of the relevant ambulance authority. CLS411 is a pre-requisite subject for CLS412.

Enrolment pattern

Entry to the program will only be available in Session 1 each year and students will be recommended to follow to enrolment pattern below:

Year 1 Session 1

PHC403 Evidence Based Practice for Health Care Professionals
PHC404 Emergency Medical Service Systems

Year 1 Session 2

APS401 Prehospital Pharmacology
CLS410 Major Incident Management

Year 2 Session 1

CLS400 Clinical Studies 4
CLS411 Internship 1

Year 2 Session 2

CLS412 Internship 2
PHC410 Paramedicine as a Discipline

Professional recognition

Accreditation will be sought from the Australiasian Council of Ambulance Authorities Inc. as part of the overall accreditation of paramedic programs at CSU.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Bathurst

When

Session 1

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

2 years part-time by distance education

International?

NO

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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