Undergraduate School of Paramedics

Are you looking for a solid training in Paramedics and EMS principles as well as quantitative methods? Are you interested in how applied and policy-oriented research of paramedics data has relevance for real-world situations? Are you focused on a career after your masters or would like to meet the entry requirements of our more advanced studies in paramedics? Academy of Health Sciences is a leading centre for paramedics and research-led teaching. Graduate students from across the globe come to study paramedics at Academy of Health Sciences, attracted by its first-class postgraduate training and supervision in the core and specialist areas of paramedics.

Many famous names from the world of paramedics have worked here at Academy of Health Sciences. Interdisciplinary study is also actively pursued here with many course units involving a number of different Schools at the university. The Undergraduage school of Paramedics is designed to meet the growing demand for those students who seek a degree that combines a solid training in Paramedics and EMS principles with quantitative methods and research informed applied study units.

Never complain that a patient wasn’t having an emergency (when they genuinely felt that they were) just because you knew how to deal with their medical problem… this may appear like a routine case for you, but to them, it may have been the greatest emergency they have ever faced in their lives.

— Paramedic – Metropolitan Ambulance Service Victoria

The main goal of the school was to ease the difficulty of war and to train students how to handle such difficult situations they might get through in their practical life. In other words, it was how to carry injured people and how to help them and save their life. Predominantly, we were operating in the pre-hospital and out-of-hospital environment in addition to practical sessions related to the way of saving the life of people. It is mainly part of emergency medical services (EMS), such as on an ambulance. Attending theoretical lectures and applying practical methods is such a great importance for our students.

Aims

Provide instruction and rigorous training in paramedics and the relevant methods of EMS and PHTLS research in this area develop your powers of inquiry, critical analysis and logical thinking, and your ability to apply theoretical knowledge to current issues of policy and practice in PHTLS encourage initiative, independent learning, awareness of analytical and theoretical approaches in the field of TCCC, exposure to recent research and the state-of-the-art tools in applied work in TCCC Train you in research methods and core skills in ATLS, macroeconomics, Knowledge translation, Health Service Research, problem-solving, war and Healthcare, communication and presentation skills.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Part-time students complete the full-time programme over two years or four years. There are NO evening or weekend course units available on the part-time programme. You must first check the schedule of the compulsory modules and then select your optional modules to suit your requirements. Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your module choices during induction week with the dean of the Academy..

COURSEWORK AND ASSESSMENT

All modules apart from Research Skills are assessed through one 4000-word essay, submitted towards the end of the semester. Students are encouraged to discuss their plans for their essay with the course convenor in some detail outside of class time. Research Skills is assessed through a combination of a 20-minute presentation, a 1500-word research proposal and bibliography (submitted in early January to aid application for PhD scholarships, which often have deadlines in early spring), and a 3000-word critical literature review...

The 90 credit dissertation is between 17,500 and 20,000 words, while the 60 credit dissertation is between 9,000 and 12,000 words. By the end of the second semester, you will have already conducted the majority of the research for the dissertation and formulated a clear overall plan as part of the Research Skills module, so that the summer can be devoted to writing..

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