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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Area of Study

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


The paramedic provides pre-hospital care and treatment for sick and injured people aimed at stabilising and/or improving the patient's condition in preparation for and during transportation to hospital.

Courses within this area of study support students to improve their clinical practice and knowledge related to the delivery of emergency health services while preparing them for leadership positions.

The field of community emergency health encompases clinical practice areas of relevance to other health professionals including nurses and doctors who practice within or have an interest in aeromedical retreival, emergency preparedness and disaster health. All of these study streams are available to these health professionals within the graduate programs offered by the Department of Community Emergency Health and Paramedic Practice.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Relevant Courses

3876 Graduate Certificate in Emergency Health

3877 Graduate Diploma of Emergency Health

3878 Master of Emergency Health