About us

The Department of Paramedicine is one of the leading Paramedic Departments in the world. Paramedicine was first established at Monash University in 1999 at the Peninsula Campus, Frankston and today continues to provide excellence in education, research and scholarship.  
Nationally we are recognised as producing paramedic graduates of high quality, underpinned by a contemporary pedagogy that is relevant to today’s industry and community needs.  Locally, Monash Paramedicine continues to work closely with our industry partners; Ambulance Victoria (AV) and Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB).  
Since its inception Monash Paramedicine remains the incumbent tertiary provider for AV and its MICA Paramedics and MICA Flight Paramedics, and MFB Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) Program.  Monash Paramedicine continues to strengthen its research and scholarship outputs from year to year; this is evidenced by the number of PhD students, peer-reviewed publications, grant funding and student scholars

Global Definition of Paramedicine

Paramedicine is a health profession that specialises across a range of settings including, but not limited to, emergency, urgent and primary care. Paramedics work in a variety of clinical settings such as emergency medical services, ambulance services, hospitals and clinics as well as non-clinical roles, such as education, leadership, public health and research. Paramedics possess complex knowledge and skills, a broad scope of practice and are an essential part of the healthcare system. Depending on location, paramedics may practice under medical direction or independently.

Celebrating 20 years

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