Paramedicine - M2011

Paramedics are health care professionals who provide unscheduled and emergency health care to individuals in the community. They assess patients, initiate care, and determine appropriate transport or referral.

You will study foundation units such as structure and function of the human body, human development and the Australian health care system. You will also develop core knowledge and skills to treat cardiovascular, respiratory, mental health, traumatic and medical emergencies; as well as the specific care of maternal, neonatal, geriatric and paediatric patients.You will also learn about emergency management and the role of paramedics in mass casualty disaster incidents. The underlying theory of these clinical units will be complemented by large practical components where you will participate in scenario-based exercises and clinical placements.

This course is challenging and dynamic, and offers the successful graduate the potential for a rewarding and satisfying career.

At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Peninsula: Full time & part time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Qualification
Bachelor of Paramedicine
Course Handbook

Deliver collaborative health care

Paramedics play an important role during an emergency. But it takes a whole team of different health professions working together to get the best outcomes for patients.

“What I have really embraced about this degree is that Monash appreciates the fact that early clinical placements are very valuable in setting up the student for the rest of the course. We’re also taught in practical sessions every week with experienced paramedics.”

- Matthew, Bachelor of Paramedicine graduate

Global Career Opportunities

“I’m currently in my first month as a Paramedic with the South East Coast Ambulance Service in the United Kingdom. The skills and knowledge I gained at Monash translate very well into the paramedic role here” 

- Stephen, Paramedic

Get ready to save lives

After a family health scare, Lucy decided to pursue a career in the health sector. Now she's on her way to becoming a paramedic and learns emergency care skills from experienced paramedics.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Level B
IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.5, Reading 6.5, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0 Pearson Test of English (Academic):  58 Overall score, with minimum scores: Listening 58, Reading 58, Speaking 50 and Writing 50TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 19, Listening 20, Speaking 18 and Writing 21 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra Requirements

Successful applicants for the following specialisations will need: A Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Immunisation and Health Check:

Police checks

Students must have a current police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's Police check webpage.

Working with Children checks

Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Refer to the faculty's Working with Children Checks webpage.

Immunisation and infection requirements

In accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council recommendations, this course requires that students comply with the faculty's Immunisation and vaccination policy and procedures. These are designed to provide maximum protection against the increased risk of some vaccine preventable diseases for students, patients and workers in a health care setting.

This policy, and the associated procedures require that students have certain specified vaccinations, and have their blood borne virus status determined, before they commence a clinical placement. Students who have not complied with this policy may not be able to undertake clinical placement, with the attendant academic consequences.

Health check

The health and fitness assessment process involves a review of medical history and physical fitness. You need to carefully consider your full medical history and ask questions early. A medical issue that you may otherwise assume is not an issue, may prevent you meeting the medical history test. Similarly the fitness test involves a thorough physical examination and includes a fitness test that may require you to undertake fitness preparation. Details of the physical assessment can be found on the Ambulance Victoria website.

If you have any questions or concerns about your medical history or physical health and fitness, you must call Ambulance Victoria Medical Services Provider on telephone 1800 240 395 to obtain information and advice prior to enrolling in the emergency health and paramedic practice specialisation. Monash does not accept responsibility for students who enrol but cannot complete the course due to an inability to meet the medical and fitness tests imposed by Ambulance Victoria.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

Commonwealth supported places (CSP) are available for this course. The student contribution amount for 2021 is yet to be confirmed by the Australian government. Fees to be advised.

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$31,500

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.