As part of receiving a high level of academic education you will be required to participate in industry based placements with the South Australian Ambulance Service (SAAS).
In order to be permitted to undertake these placements you must meet all of the stringent placement pre-requisites, including immunisations, criminal history checks, medical and physical fitness testing, manual handling training and infection control mask fit testing.
More information: Preparing for placements
Flinders University Student Paramedics Australasia (FUSPA)
FUSPA is a group of like-minded paramedic students who are interested in the professional and social development of themselves and their peers. Our members are comprised of students from all year levels currently studying the Bachelor of Paramedic Science through the School of Medicine at Flinders University.
Making friends at university is an important predictor for success. The best way to make friends within the degree is to join the student association. You will have an opportunity to meet members of FUSPA at the welcome session and can sign up on the day.
With the assistance and support of Paramedics Australasia's SA Chapter, FUSPA provides professional development sessions throughout the year utilising guest speakers from SAAS as well as other local Health Professionals and organisations.
More information: FUSPA website | FUSPA Facebook page
Studying at university poses a unique set of challenges and finding a work/study/life balance will be crucial if you are to succeed.
We are here to assist and can advise on strategies to help you through your degree. If you are experiencing any difficulties which are impacting your studies you are encouraged to meet with:
- the relevant topic coordinator;
- the course coordinator Tim Rayner; or
- the paramedic student support officer Angela Hogg.
You are also encouraged to take advantage of other resources, including: