Paramedicine

Paramedicine: postgraduate papers and qualifications you can study

AUT’s postgraduate paramedicine papers are practice centric with a focus on international best practice in the out of hospital setting. Our programmes educate for the future of paramedic practice worldwide in all levels of advanced practice.

Papers may be delivered in a range of formats including on-campus block courses or online. Individual papers may not be offered every year.

Who can study at postgraduate level?
Provided you meet the entry requirements, you can enter postgraduate programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or master's levels outlined below.

Fees: General Course fees and Additional fees

Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Contact details and further paper information

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Critical Care Paramedicine (AK3484) - 60 points

You must complete 60 points from:

PARA805 Contemporary Intensive Paramedicine - 30 points
HEAL814 Practice Pursued - 30 points

The Critical Care Paramedicine specialisation is for paramedics with a BHSc in Paramedicine wanting to seek approval to practise as an intensive care paramedic/critical care paramedic.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Resuscitation (AK3484) - 60 points

You must complete 60 points from:

PARA802 Resuscitation Physiology - 30 points
PARA806 Advanced Resuscitation - 30 points

The Resuscitation specialisation is open to all suitably qualified health professionals. Practising NZ intensive care paramedics/critical care paramedics can apply for RSI endorsement on successful completion of this PgCertHSc.

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Paramedicine (AK3487) - 120 points

Select one research paper:

HEAL840 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice - 15 points
HEAL811 Integrative Research - 15 points

Select one professional paper:

HEAL812 Health Professional Practice - 15 points
HEAL813 Practice Reality - 15 points

And complete a specialty core paper:

PARA808 Community and Remote Paramedicine - 30 points

And 60 points from:

PARA801 Aviation Physiology - 30 points
PARA802 Resuscitation Physiology - 30 points
PARA803 Aeromedical Retrieval - 30 points
PARA804 Extreme Situations Management - 30 points
PARA805 Contemporary Intensive Paramedicine - 30 points
PARA806 Advanced Resuscitation - 30 points
PARA809 Paramedic Practice for Registered Health Professionals - 30 points
HEAL814 Practice Pursued - 30 points

Master of Health Practice in Paramedicine (AK3733) - 180 points

You complete:

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Paramedicine - 120 points

And 60 points from:

HEAL997 Practice Project - 60 points OR
HEAL986 Research in Practice - 45 points AND
15-point option paper - 15 points

Doctor of Health Science

The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) is designed for health professionals with at least five years’ professional experience who wish to broaden their professional practice competency and expertise. It comprises of papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is undertaken by research only. There is no compulsory coursework involved. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate degree that is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career. A successful candidate will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in health and environmental research. Students will have supervisors to guide and advise them, with one assigned as the primary supervisor.

Last updated: 04-Aug-2017 9.19am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.