Specialist Paramedic Practice - M6015

Specialist Paramedic Practice

Expert master degree

If you are an existing and experienced paramedic, you are encouraged to apply for the Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice, which includes specialisations in Aeromedical retrieval or Intensive care.  This course will support you in improving your current knowledge, skills and clinical practice in order to prepare you for specialist clinical positions, as well as for leadership, education and research roles.

You'll develop autonomous clinical reasoning and decision-making abilities based on an advanced understanding and interpretation of clinical presentations.

You’ll also learn and demonstrate advanced techniques and treatment regimes which will enable them to provide the highest level of out-of-hospital care for their specialist area of paramedic practice.

You’ll extend your clinical practice by initially undertaking specialist paramedic-focused training in advanced clinical leadership and decision making, as well as advanced techniques, in order to provide the highest level of care in your chosen specialisation. You’ll also explore clinical practice within an integrated emergency medical system, and consider the issues and trends that influence scope of practice and service delivery.

Our course fosters the integration of reflection, professionalism, leadership, teamwork, interpersonal communication, and patient-focused care at an advanced level into all areas of clinical practice.

You’ll also develop skills in research methods and be guided through a research project in an area of interest relevant to your specialisation.

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At a glance

Course Details

Note:
Notting Hill, Off-Campus, Part time study.
Duration
This course is only available for 3 years part-time.
Start date
First Semester (February)
Qualification
Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice
Alternative exits
Course Handbook

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.

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

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Students are required to have:

A Bachelor of Paramedicine (or equivalent) with at least a pass (50%) average or qualifications and experience that the university considers to be equivalent.

Registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) or equivalent accredited professional registration body.

AND

A minimum of two years’ experience in the field of paramedic practice post qualification at the time of commencement of the course.

English entry 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

Students are required to have both:

  • Independent authority to practice as an Advanced Life Support Paramedic (or equivalent) and
  • A minimum of two years experience in the field of paramedic practice post qualification at the time of commencement of the course.

Students may also be considered on an individual basis with appropriate employer endorsement.

The Master of Specialist Paramedic Practice consists of 72 credit points of study structured into two parts:  Clinical Units (48 credit points) and Research Units (24 credit points).

Clinical Units These studies will extend the students clinical knowledge and practice in their chosen specialisation. (48 credit points)

Research Units These studies will further advance and broaden the students understanding and capacity to conduct research related to their chosen specialisation. (24 credit points)

The course progression map provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Alternative exit(s)

You may exit this course early and apply to graduate with one of the following awards, provided you have satisfied the requirements for that award during your enrolment in the master's course:

  • Graduate Diploma of Specialist Paramedic Practice (Intensive Care) after successful completion of 48 points of study from the core clinical units in Part B of the intensive care specialisation.
  • Graduate Certificate of Aeromedical Retrieval after successful completion of 24 points of study from the core clinical units in Part B of the aeromedical retrieval specialisation.

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code M6015

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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.

International fee

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

A$35,000

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.