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K89 Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science)
The Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science) prepares students for a dynamic healthcare environment. Inclusive of the public health, social and clinical aspects of paramedical science, this course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to deliver care within a range of clinical, policy and/or organisational contexts. This comprehensive course aims to prepare graduates to practise high quality paramedicine in a wide spectrum of healthcare and cultural settings and to lead Australian and international trends in healthcare provision.

Standard University admission requirements apply. Paramedics holding diplomas or advanced diplomas in Paramedical Science, or Registered and Enrolled Nurses will be considered for direct admission into the Bachelor of Science (Paramedical Science) course and are eligible for advanced standing. Details are available from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Postgraduate Medicine.


In addition to standard admission requirements, applicants must be able to satisfy the employment requirements of St John Ambulance available from

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.

The home campus for this course is Joondalup. However, students may be required to travel to the St John Ambulance Australia (WA) Inc. Ambulance Training Centre in Belmont for units throughout the course. Students should note that they are required to nominate laboratory classes with the school prior to the start of teaching.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

This course requires 360 credit points (24 units) to complete.

Semester 1
NSP1104 Communication in Health Care 15
NNT1107 Social, Indigenous and Cultural Perspectives in Health Care 15
SCH1134 Human Structure and Function 15
NST2106 Mental Health Problems and Disorders 15
Semester 2
NSP1205 Physical Assessment for the Health Sciences 15
SCH1143 Systems Physiology 15
SCH1105 Introduction to Pharmacology 15
PST1101 Introduction to Paramedical Practice 15
Semester 1
SCH1104 Introduction to Pathophysiology 15
PST1102 Foundations of Paramedical Practice 15
PST2101 Foundations of Paramedical Practice 2 15
Semester 2
PSP2102 Paramedic Practicum 1 15
NNI2203 Ethics and Law in Health 15
PST2106 Pre-hospital Diagnostic Techniques 15
Summer School
PSP3102 Hospital Practicum for Paramedics 15
PSP3101 Advanced Paramedical Practice 1 15
PST3103 Trauma Studies for Paramedics 15
Semester 1
PST3106 Paediatric Studies for Paramedics 15
PST3107 Obstetric Studies for Paramedics 15
PSP3105 Clinical Practicum 3 15
Semester 2
NST3209 Evidence Based Practice in Health Care 15
NNT3202 Theory Relating to Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Care 15
Summer School
PST3104 Medical Studies for Paramedics 15
PSP3103 Advanced Paramedical Practice 2 15
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 31/03/2010 VET: 31/03/2010