Study paramedic science

This was Queensland's first degree in paramedic science and offers you extensive practical experience and learning opportunities that are unique to QUT.

Why study paramedic science at QUT?

  • Learn from experienced paramedics with first-hand knowledge of the profession.
  • Start a placement with the Queensland Ambulance Service at the end of first year and continue throughout your course.
  • Build confidence and develop core skills with access to on campus facilities that simulate workplace environments.
  • Participate in scenario-based training alongside other emergency service providers.

Postgraduate courses

Want to be a paramedic and already have a degree in health science or medical science? Fast-track your learning with the Bachelor of Paramedic Science - Graduate Entry.

Work experience from your first year

Get extensive hands-on experience working with the Queensland Ambulance Service. Your first six-week placement block begins at the end of your first year of study and is followed with additional blocks throughout the course.

We offer placements in metropolitan and regional centres throughout Queensland, as well as opportunities to travel overseas and work on shifts with paramedics in other ambulance services. Recently our students have travelled to China, the United Kingdom and Vanuatu.

Practise your leadership skills and learn how to manage critical situations under pressure with scenario-based training alongside other emergency service providers, including the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service and the Australian Army. Develop skills in communication and teamwork that are essential when working with multi-disciplinary teams

Unique learning environments and facilities

Our facilities on campus and some of the learning experiences we offer are unique to QUT. Learn with your classmates in environments that simulate real-world experiences and feature:

  • life-sized ambulance simulators
  • human patient simulators
  • simulated multi-casualty sites that imitate a building collapse, car accident or explosion
  • current industry paramedic equipment

Develop an appreciation of anatomical variability, pathology and effective medical communication with the opportunity to work with cadaveric material at our Medical Research Engineering Facility based at The Prince Charles Hospital.

Learn from the best

Our teaching staff have spent many years working as paramedics and medics and will give you first-hand knowledge of working in the field through case studies and personal experiences.

Our staff have been recognised nationally for their professional contributions and are leading research projects that will improve paramedic practice and community response, including a Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre.

We are leading a strong research program in various aspects of paramedicine and disaster management and mentor undergraduate students interested in taking up opportunities for conference presentations and publications.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for membership with Paramedics Australia and the Australian and New Zealand College of Paramedicine.

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