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G51 Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science)

The Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science) is a multidisciplinary course consisting of a Major Study in Paramedical Science.

The Major Study in Paramedical Science includes studies in Anatomy, Physiology, and Paramedical practice. Each area has units selected to develop skills relevant to the paramedical work place.



The course is available by full-time or part-time study. The home campus for this course is Joondalup, however you will be required to travel to Churchlands campus and the College of St John for some units throughout the course.


Students should note that they are required to nominate laboratory classes with the School of Biomedical and Sports Science prior to the start of teaching.



In addition to standard admission requirements, candidates must satisfy the requirements of St John Ambulance available from




Semester 1
HST1124 Health Communication 15
NNT1102 Nursing Theory 1 15
SCH1134 Human Structure and Function 15
SCH1143 Systems Physiology 15
Semester 2
SCH1102 Introduction to Paramedical Practice 15
SCH1104 Introduction to Pathophysiology 15
SCH1105 Introduction to Pharmacology 15
SCH2111 Applied Physiology 15

SCH1103 Non-Emergency Ambulance Driving 0 
(SCH1103 is to be completed before entry to 2nd year).
Semester 1
NST2302 Nursing Studies 2 15
SCH2201 Foundations of Paramedical Practice 1 15
SCH2203 Social Environment 15
SCH2210 Foundations of Paramedical Practice 2 15
Semester 2
SCH2205 Clinical Practicum 1 15
SCH2206 Pre Hospital Case Studies 15
SCH2208 Pre Hospital Research Papers 15
SCH2209 Theory of Paramedical Practice 1 15
Semester 1
NNS3202 Paediatrics 15
NNS3203 Obstetrics 15
SCH3211 Clinical Practicum 2 15
SCH3212 Clinical Practicum 3 15
Semester 2
HST3206 Major Incident and Disaster Management 15
SCH3209 Theory of Paramedical Practice 2 15
SCH3210 Clinical Practicum 4 (Hospital Practice) 15
SCH3214 Clinical Practicum 5 15
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004