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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’re highly trained to help people in need and even save lives. Imagine a career as a paramedic.

As a student of paramedicine 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.

This course equips you for a fulfilling career delivering quality care that can be the difference between life and death.

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Preparing professionals to work in the emergency environment

Australia’s newest paramedicine degree is designed in close collaboration with industry experts, building on their own induction programs to produce paramedicine graduates of choice.

It’s a 2.5 year program, offered only in accelerated mode at our Gold Coast campus. You’ll graduate in time for mid-year entry to any Australian Ambulance Service (avoiding the congested entry point in January each year). Delivered by Griffith’s School of Medicine, this degree will also leave you well placed to apply for the graduate entry medical degree, Doctor of Medicine.

You’ll be equipped with vital clinical decision-making, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, and learn about human body systems, paramedic practice, emergency treatment of disease and response to trauma.

You’ll also develop strong practical skills through clinical simulation delivered through Griffith’s extensive range of simulation facilities, and will include clinical placements in a variety of settings.

You’ll be given the foundation and confidence to develop into a well-rounded professional, ready for the diverse challenges of life as a paramedic.

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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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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Monday 27 February — Saturday 17 June

Trimester 1 (International)

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester starting on Monday 27 February.

Monday 27 February — Friday 26 May

Trimester 1

From 2017, we’ll be teaching across three trimesters, rather than two semesters, with our first trimester kicking off on Monday 27 February.

Tuesday 16 May — Wednesday 26 April

Discover Griffith – Nathan campus

Join us at our Nathan campus for a fun and informative day with family and friends. You’ll have the opportunity to tour our campus with a student ambassador, hear from program staff about your preferred degree and chat with our recruitment team about entry requirements and pathways to Griffith.

Monday 22 May — Friday 26 May

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Monday 3 July — Saturday 14 October

Trimester 2 (International)

Our second trimester runs from Monday 3 July to Saturday 14 October 2017.

Monday 3 July — Friday 22 September

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester for 2017 runs from Monday 3 July to Friday 22 September.

Tuesday 4 July — Wednesday 5 July

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Tour our Gold Coast or Nathan campus with a current Griffith student. Get a feel for what studying at Griffith is like, see our facilities, and learn the best spots on campus for study, great food and fun activities. You’ll also have the chance to chat to a current student about your preferred degree and their Griffith experience. Find out more.

Sunday 23 July — Wednesday 26 April

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