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The Bachelor of Emergency Health (Paramedic) BEH(P) degree provides the graduate with the practical skills and knowledge required of an Emergency Medical Technician Advanced (Paramedic) at a beginning practitioner level.
 
The second year aims to provide students with the adequate preparatory coursework to enter the professional phase of the Degree. All units in first year provide an introduction to the generic competencies expected of university studies, eg. accessing information, critical analysis and essay preparation, etc. In year one, students will also be introduced to biomedical sciences, social sciences, human development and biological concepts that underpin clinical paramedic practice.
 
The third year is the first of the two-year professional phase. Students study concepts of professionalism and core clinical skills, including clinical problem-solving and decision-making. In this year students will begin to explore common emergency medical conditions and conditions related to trauma.
 
In the fourth year students study the paramedic management of patients with conditions affecting mental health and health conditions at various life stages. Students begin to explore the concepts of leadership and clinical mentoring, research and evaluation, and the broader scope of emergency preparedness and multi-casualty situations.
 

A Thematic Approach

There are five themes within the BEH(P) Degree which provide a continuity of approach across units and serve to link these units to professional practice. They are the following:
 

Theme 1: Personal and Professional Development

Theme 2: Population Health and Society

Theme 3: Foundations of the Paramedic Clinician

Theme 4: Community-based Emergency Health (CBEH)

Theme 5: Science, Knowledge and Evidence

 

 



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