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A rewarding career that makes a difference

Imagine a career that demands your personal best, working on the frontline of providing pre-hospital care. A career where you are highly trained to help people in need and even save lives. Imagine a career as a paramedic.c

As a paramedicine student at Griffith, you'll develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that prepare you to work as a paramedic in a range of healthcare scenarios, with a focus on emergency medical response and patient transport. You'll learn about human body systems, paramedic practice, emergency treatment of disease and response to trauma.

Our Bachelor of Paramedicine will equip you for a fulfilling career delivering quality care that helps improve the lives of others.

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18-20 May from 4-6 pm.

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Study paramedicine at Griffith

Learn from the best

Griffith's Bachelor of Paramedicine is delivered by our highly regarded School of Medicine and Dentistry and has been developed to create confident and capable graduates who have strong skills to succeed in the challenging and rewarding profession of paramedicine.

Build your career in emergency care

Paramedics are in high demand in Australia. Our paramedicine degree is a 3 year program, offered at our Gold Coast campus. Integrated with Griffith's School of Medicine and Dentistry, this degree will also put you in a good position to apply for the graduate entry medical degree, Doctor of Medicine.

Essential skills and practical experience

You'll be equipped with vital clinical decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and learn about human body systems, paramedic practice and management of medical and trauma conditions. Our purpose-built simulation facilities at the Griffith Health Centre will give you a hands-on and authentic clinical experience in a paramedicine role, using the same equipment and systems used by Queensland Ambulance Service and other emergency medicine services in Australia and overseas. Plus you'll complete clinical placements in a variety of settings.

Tour of the Paramedicine Facilities on the Gold Coast Campus

At Griffith University, paramedicine students learn in simulated environments that closely mirror reality. Andre, Ricky and Sarah show us around the Gold Coast campus' paramedicine facilities, as they demonstrate a cardiac arrest scenario.

Our world-class facilities and research provide an edge

The $150 million Griffith Health Centre on our Gold Coast campus operates over the road from the 750-bed Gold Coast University Hospital and a new 250-bed private hospital. It's a unique environment in which to gain unrivalled clinical experiences. Our industry-leading research in many areas of medical science informs our degree content, helping to produce forward-thinking graduates ready to make their mark in a healthcare career.

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Scholarships

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Career outcomes

Enhanced employability in a fast growing field

Demand for paramedics in South-East Queensland and Northern New South Wales currently exceeds supply and is expected to do so in the foreseeable future. Our ageing population and the general population growth in these regions, plus projected expanded scope-of- practice for paramedics, will continue to drive the need for increased ambulance services. You'll be able to apply for positions as a graduate-level paramedic in Australian and internationally. Other opportunities could also include:

  • Military
  • Offshore oil rigs
  • Mines
  • Other commercial paramedic opportunities

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 29 April — Thursday 29 April

Year 11 and 12 Parent and Student Information Webinar

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

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Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

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Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

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Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Thursday 26 August — Thursday 26 August

Year 9 and 10 Parent and Student Information Webinar

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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