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Use your skills to save lives and improve health outcomes

Paramedics work on the front lines of emergency health care. It’s a rewarding, challenging career that lets you use your skills to save lives and improve health outcomes – every single day.

If you’re interested in how the human body works and want a job that helps others, consider a Bachelor of Paramedic Science.

Demand for qualified paramedics is growing. In Australia, it’s estimated that job opportunities for paramedics and ambulance officers will increase by 11 percent by 2020*.

Our hands-on program is designed to build your clinical knowledge and skills and get you job ready through cutting-edge simulations and practical placements.

USC’s three-year Bachelor of Paramedic Science qualifies you to work as an Advanced Care Paramedic working on road, in rescue and retrieval or in remote and rural healthcare. You'll gain strong foundation in paramedic and clinical sciences and clinical decision making, and learn you how to interact with patients in a professional context.

*Source: Australian Government Department of Employment – 2016 Occupational Projections to November 2020

Take a tour of our Paramedic facilities

USC's Paramedic Training area has a simulated on-road ambulance, where USC Paramedic Science students practice emergency scenarios.

Why study paramedicine at USC?

Simulation facilities

You’ll gain hands-on experience through real-life simulations in our specialised paramedic labs. In these simulations, you’ll learn how to solve complex health problems and be exposed to a range of common emergency and non-emergency cases. These simulations are designed to build the knowledge and confidence you’ll need to progress to on-road work.

Experienced teaching staff

USC’s Bachelor of Paramedic Science is delivered by experienced paramedics who are ready to share their clinical knowledge and skills. The program includes courses on professional, legal and ethical practice, communication, clinical leadership and how to transition to paramedic practice.

Hands-on placements

From your first year, you’ll complete 12 weeks of clinical placement with the Queensland Ambulance Service and an additional 2 weeks of placement in other health care facilities. You’ll graduate with the practical experience you need to hit the ground running as an Advanced Care Paramedic, and will be eligible to apply for membership of Paramedics Australasia.

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