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Undergraduate

Bachelor of Paramedicine

2021

Not available to international students.
Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (CSP)
104861
N/A
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
3 year/s
Part-time
6 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

WPAR01

Award
Bachelor of Paramedicine
Faculty/College
College of Health and Human Sciences
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine

The Bachelor of Paramedicine prepares you for a rewarding career as a Paramedic. You will become an emergency care specialist - enabling you to work in emergency ambulance and pre-hospital environments in regional, remote and urban settings.

During the three-year degree you'll gain vital clinical decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills. You'll learn about anatomy and physiology, human development and Australia's health-care systems and policies. You will develop knowledge in clinical science areas including trauma and emergency-based response. This course also has a strong focus on Indigenous Health perspectives, mental health and specific care of maternal, neonatal and paediatric patients.

This course is focussed on providing relevant industry experience. CDU and the Northern Territory's exclusive paramedic service provider, St John Ambulance Australia (NT) Inc., have partnered to offer this specialised course. You will gain hands-on experience completing three units of placements with the St John Ambulance Australia (NT) or other services across Australia.

Course transfer into the Bachelor of Paramedicine is not permitted. Students who wish to transfer into this course must follow the application process.

Professional recognition

This program is designed to transition university graduates into becoming qualified ambulance paramedics. Graduates can then work as Intern Paramedics for 18 months during such time they are required to be credentialed to obtain an Authority to Practice.

This course is undergoing accreditation by the Paramedicine Board of Australia (under Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency).

Credit transfers & pathways

Pathways for VET to Higher Education

Guaranteed credit transfer arrangements are available to students commencing a bachelor degree at Charles Darwin University with completed Certificate IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree qualifications in the same field or discipline. Students who hold completed qualifications should refer to the additional information provided about Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer and Pathways using the links below:


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

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  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The three-year degree is made up of 22 core units. The first year comprises studies from the Health Science degree, including anatomy and physiology, human development and Australia's health-care systems and policies.

You will develop knowledge in clinical science special areas including trauma and emergency-based response. You will also learn about Indigenous Health perspectives, geriatric and specific care of maternal, neonatal and paediatric patients .


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(22 units)
240cp Compulsory Core units totalling 240 credit points as per the list of units detailed below:

HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies
SBI111 Perspectives in Paramedicine Practice
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1
SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2
SBI173 Microbiology
HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives
SWK102 Communication Skills
HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health
MLS245 Medical Biochemistry
SBI241 Bioscience for Healthcare Practice
SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice
SBI270 Clinical skills for Paramedicine
SBI273 Trauma Studies in Paramedicine
SBI274 Cardiopulmonary and Emergency Assessment
SBI276 Paramedics Clinical Placement 1
PSY247 Research Design and Analysis
SBI300 Obstetrics in Paramedicine
SBI301 Paediatrics in Paramedicine
SBI313 Emergency Mental Health Response
SBI333 Reflective Practice and Leadership in Paramedicine
SBI402 Paramedics Clinical Placement 2 (20cp)
SBI403 Paramedics Clinical Placement 3 (20cp)
 

  240cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
No more than 20 credit points shall be counted with a grade of "PC" in a Bachelor AQF Level 7 course award and no more than 10 credit points at "PC" may be received at the highest level of the program of learning.

Of the total 240 credit points: (unless specified in the specific course structure above)
* not more than 120 credit points may be taken from 100 level units
* a minimum of 80 credit points must be taken from 300 level units or above

Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan


  • 2021 HE unit offerings and unit fees are not yet available however will be published no later than 1 December 2020.
  • Always refer to the Course Catalogue for the latest information about your course prior to enrolment.

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard full-time load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit as some 200 and 300 level units assume you have completed foundation unit/s in the unit area at a lower level. 200 level units have the unit code which includes a number starting with 200 ie SBI270.
Legend: CO = Core Unit
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
SBI171 Anatomy and Physiology 1 CO SBI172 Anatomy and Physiology 2 CO
SBI111 Perspectives in Paramedicine Practice CO SWK102 Communication Skills CO
HSC121 Australia's Healthcare System and Policies CO SBI173 Microbiology CO
HSC203 Indigenous Health Perspectives CO SBI270 Clinical skills for Paramedicine CO
Year 2
SBI241 Bioscience for Healthcare Practice CO SBI242 Pharmacology for Clinical Practice CO
MLS245 Medical Biochemistry CO SBI273 Trauma studies in Paramedicine CO
PSY247 Research Design and Analysis CO SBI274 Cardiopulmonary and Emergency Assessment  
SBI276 Paramedics Clinical Placement 1 (WIL) CO HSC230 Cultural Safety in Health  
Year 3
SBI300 Obstetrics in Paramedicine CO SBI313 Emergency Mental Health Response CO
SBI301 Paediatrics in Paramedicine CO SBI333 Reflective Practice and Leadership in Paramedicine CO
SBI402 Paramedics Clinical Placement 2 (20cp) (WIL) CO SBI403 Paramedics Clinical Placement 3 (20cp) (WIL) CO

 

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) Australian Citizenship; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit.

2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

2021: Information about fees and charges for 2021 are not yet available however will be published prior to 1 December 2020.

Apply to SATAC for undergraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SATAC

International students

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

You will need a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner to help you apply

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

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