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Like the sound of being the first person on the scene to help someone in a time of need? Then Paramedicine could be for you.

Paramedicine is the area of emergency medical services that combines health care, public health and public safety. As a health profession, Paramedicine helps individuals, families and communities to attain good health. Paramedics often work in non-hospital environments, thus, they need to possess the knowledge and skills to make complicated decisions quickly.

Paramedicine can be studied as a major under a Bachelor of Health Science. During your degree, you will develop an array of vital skills including rapid decision making and composure maintenance. Papers in critical reasoning and clinical practice foster these skills, so you are given the best possible information for making informed decisions.

To prepare you for the challenging reality of a Paramedic, as a student, you will be required to complete a compulsory amount of time in clinical placements – usually totalling around 1,200 hours. Not only will this include experience in the ambulance, but in hospitals, health care centres and mental health institutions.