Course Structure Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice
The Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice consists of the equivalent of 12 units of study (72 credit points) structured into 2 parts: Part A. Advanced healthcare and specialist studies, Part B. Specialist elective studies. All students complete Parts A and B.
PART A. Advanced healthcare and specialist studies
These studies will extend the students clinical practice in their chosen specialisation (paramedic intensive care, extended care, or aeromedical and retrieval training) through advanced training. Students will gain knowledge of advanced techniques that will enable them to provide the highest level of pre-hospital care in their specialist area of paramedic practice. Students will explore clinical practice within an integrated emergency medical system and examine the issue and trends that influence scope of practice and service delivery. These studies will prepare students for clinical leadership, education and research positions.
PART B. Specialist elective studies
These studies will further advance and broaden the students’ knowledge and skill development. Students can select units that suit their own interests or service-specific requirements including: a clinical practicum in Extended Care or Clinical Care paramedicine; advanced specialty study units from outside of their specialist stream; units from other disciplines including ethics and law or radiography interpretation; or research units. Students wishing to use this Master’s course as a pathway to a higher degree by research should chose the research units.