Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine)

Western Sydney University
Western Sydney University
  • Awarded by

    Western Sydney University

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    HECS-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Location

    NSW

  • Career Outcomes

    Emergency Services Worker | Emergency Services Manager | Paramedic

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Last modified: 19 Feb 2020

In a Nutshell

You're a natural problem-solver who's cool under pressure. Turn it into a rewarding career helping others with this Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) course from Western Sydney University. 

Designed for students interested in working as a paramedic or related health officer, this innovative course provides the foundation skills, knowledge and experience required to succeed. Using an innovative blend of learning and assessment, together with clinical placements, this evidence-based course will prepare you to make quick decisions, offer the appropriate treatment, and help patients of all ages with health problems ranging from minor to critical.

You'll study in state-of-the-art teaching facilities, including simulation rooms, debrief rooms, and an immersive simulation lab with a control room. In the final two years of your degree, you'll undertake three months of supervised clinical experience with an emergency ambulance service. You'll also have the opportunity to take on an international clinical placement.

If you're interested in a career in health and want to use your skills to help others, consider a career in paramedicine. This innovative, industry-focused course is your first career step.

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  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this health science course, the subjects you may study include:

    • Introduction to paramedicine
    • Human anatomy and physiology 1
    • Population health and society
    • Professional health competencies
    • Paramedic practice 1
    • Human anatomy and physiology 2
    • Foundations of research and evidence-based practice
    • Communication in health
    • Paramedic practice 2
    • Mental health and substance abuse
    • Pathophysiology 1
    • Culture, diversity and health
    • Paramedic practice 3
    • Out-of-hospital medical care 1
    • Clinical pharmacology
    • Psychology and health
    • Obstetrics and paediatrics
    • Paramedic practice 4
    • Out-of-hospital medical care 2
    • Research methods (quantitative and qualitative)
    • Clinical leadership and patient safety
    • Traumatic and environmental emergencies
    • Professional transition project
    • Ethics and legal issues in health care
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  • Why Western Sydney University?

    Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today. 

    When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

    Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science (Paramedicine) from Western Sydney University.

This degree will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work across a range of roles in the emergency health sector. You may choose to work as a paramedic or emergency room attendant after completing this course. You'll have the opportunity to seek work in emergency health contexts at home, interstate, and abroad.

This course has been granted preliminary approval for accreditation from the Council of Ambulance Authorities.

Wondering where a career in health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

HECS-HELP

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year). 

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