Prehospital Paediatric Care online short course

This course is designed to refresh your knowledge and practice in paediatric care within the prehospital setting. It is run by our paramedicine team in conjunction with industry.

Course overview

This course includes online modules in the form of multimedia presentations (topics below). Additional content in the form of articles, reviews, studies and multimedia videos are also provided to further enhance your learning and improve your practice.

What you’ll study

The multimedia presentations cover the following topics:

  • General Considerations of Paediatric assessment
  • Paediatric Respiratory Issues
  • Paediatric Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Paediatric Resuscitation and Cardiology
  • Paediatric Haemodynamic Issues
  • Paediatric Neurology


Each online short course culminates in a compulsory formative MCQ quiz with a required end course pass mark of 80%.

How long this course will take

The course should take approximately 16 hours of online learning; however, you will have 6 months to complete the online learning. You will need to enrol to gain access to the online learning.

Who this course is suitable for

This course has been designed with working health professionals in mind. The pre-learning through the AUT online Canvas platform is designed to be a self-paced programme that you can progress through at your own speed, place and time; there is no onsite classroom requirements.

This short course is primarily aimed at the prehospital emergency services including intensive care paramedics, paramedics and EMTs who have completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine or those that have an Authority to Practice and want to remain current with their clinical practice.

This course is open to domestic and international students.

Class Code Class Start Available Spaces

How to apply

  1. Click on the ‘Apply’ button next to the corresponding date you wish to enrol for (in the table on the ‘Classes’ tab)
  2. Complete the application online

When applying or enrolling, quote Prehospital Paediatric Care Course: Course Code PARA003

If you have any questions

If you have any questions about this course or need help with applying, contact the Department of Paramedicine:


Your enrolment in this course will only be complete after you’ve paid your course fees. You can pay fees online, on any AUT campus or by fees invoice. If you haven’t paid your fees within two weeks and 10 days before your course starts, your enrolment will be cancelled. If your employer is paying your fees, please provide a purchase order, with your employer's contact and billing details before the course starts. AUT reserves the right to cancel courses that don’t have enough students. If this happens, you’ll be given at least 2 or 3 days’ notice and can transfer to another start date for this course.

Quick facts
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Once per month
16 weeks
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