About the course
The Postgraduate Certificate in Intensive Care Paramedic Studies was developed in consultation with ambulance industry representatives from NSW and other states and territories to meet Australia’s growing need for paramedics with formal postgraduate qualifications in intensive care.
This course has been structured to provide opportunities for ambulance officers and paramedics working in Australian ambulance services to undertake the education and training required to successfully practice as intensive care paramedics.
The course aims to:
* enable paramedics to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and values relevant to the provision of intensive care in the pre-hospital environment
* provide opportunities for the personal and professional development of paramedics working in the pre-hospital environment
* provide students with the professional foundation to appreciate the linkages between the emergency medical system and the delivery of pre-hospital care
* develop critical thinking necessary to provide evidence-based judgement in the field of pre-hospital emergency medical care.
Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to:
* deliver the specific skills and competencies necessary in intensive care paramedic practice
* provide clinical leadership and practice
* expand the capacity for professional reflective practice in the field.
If you do not have recent study experience, it is strongly recommended that only a single award subject be taken in the first session of enrolment and that a number of STUDY LINK subjects (non award) be utilised to develop the important academic skills for success. Please consult with the Course Coordinator in the first instance if you have any concerns about your enrolment pattern.
The course will facilitate articulation with other postgraduate programs, such as the Master of Health Science and Master of Health Services Management.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.