Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) - Paramedical Science

  • Annual course fee

    AUD 37,000

  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Post study work visa

    4 Years

  • Intake months

    February, july

  • Delivery locations


Paramedical Science research at ECU concentrates on emergency care prehospital resuscitation as well as the management and policy of prehospital emergency care provision. Specific postgraduate research topics are developed in conjunction with the postgraduate coordinator or potential supervisor however applications are particularly encouraged from those with an interest in: Critical care Extended Care (Paramedicine) Emergency response Aeromedical retrieval Disaster and emergency management Researchers in the school are currently involved in projects investigating the benefits of aeromedical retrieval simulation in pre-hospital education delivery and pre-hospital resuscitation.

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February, 2024

  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Total course fee

    AUD 37,450

Mount Lawley Campus

July, 2024

  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Total course fee

    AUD 37,450

Joondalup Campus


PTE 58


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Students from Australia are accepted for this course

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  • On campus accommodation


Welcome to ECU, where endless possibilities await you on your educational journey. At ECU, the emphasis lies in empowering students like you to unleash their potential and shape a future filled with success and fulfilment. This institution stands as a beacon of knowledge, offering a diverse range of study areas, state-of-the-art facilities, and a vibrant community that celebrates diversity and fosters inclusion.

Imagine ECU as a fertile garden, brimming with a myriad of study areas that cater to every passion and interest. Like a symphony orchestra, each study area harmoniously contributes its unique melodies to create a masterpiece of knowledge and innovation. Whether your heart beats for arts and humanities, business and law, education, engineering, health sciences, nursing, science, or technology, ECU provides comprehensive programs that nurture your intellectual curiosity and unlock your full potential.

But ECU is more than just a place of academic pursuits. It is a melting pot of cultures, ideas, and experiences. Here, diversity and inclusion are not just words; they are the lifeblood of the vibrant community. Envision a vibrant tapestry woven from threads of various colours, each representing a different background and perspective. ECU’s multicultural community embraces this tapestry, valuing the richness that each individual brings. When you join ECU, you become an integral part of this tapestry, adding your own unique hue to the masterpiece.

As you embark on your academic journey, you will discover a plethora of resources and facilities that support and enhance your learning experience. The campus facilities are more than just physical structures; they are the pillars of knowledge and growth. Imagine a sanctuary where ideas flourish, where you can immerse yourself in the depths of research in the comprehensive libraries or find inspiration in the state-of-the-art computer labs. These facilities provide you with the tools necessary for your academic success and the opportunity to explore new horizons.

But ECU is not just about learning within the confines of a classroom. It is a dynamic ecosystem where personal growth and well-being are nurtured. The student-focused services go beyond academics to cater to your holistic development. Picture a nurturing garden where you can find accommodation that becomes your home away from home, childcare centres that provide a safe haven for your little ones, and counselling services that offer support during both academic and personal challenges. Your well-being is just as important as your academic achievements, and Edith Cowan University will strive to provide a supportive environment that nurtures both.

At ECU, learning is not an individual voyage. It is a cooperative pursuit where you will establish lasting bonds and form reminiscences that influence your destiny. The Student Guild, societies, and groups act as instigators for these bonds, providing an opportunity to encounter similar individuals, enhance new abilities, and engage in social and cultural events. These occurrences are the strands that interlace the texture of your academic life, generating a lively mosaic of companionships and associations.

As you embark on this transformative journey, remember that ECU is more than just an institution; it is a community that believes in your potential, a community that empowers you to realise your dreams. Embrace the opportunity to join ECU, where knowledge blooms, diversity flourishes, and the possibilities are endless. Embark on a path that shapes not only your future but also the world around you.

Campus Location

ECU offers a convenient and accessible location for international students. The campuses are strategically situated in Western Australia, providing a beautiful and inspiring setting for your academic pursuits. Discover the unique advantages of each campus and find the perfect fit for your study needs.

Study Areas

At ECU, pride is taken in the diverse range of study areas available. Whether you have a passion for arts and humanities, business and law, education, engineering, health sciences, nursing, science, or technology, comprehensive programs are offered that cater to your interests. Explore the extensive list of study areas and find the perfect course to shape your future.

Diversity and Inclusion 

Diversity and inclusion are at the core of ECU's values. The richness of the multicultural community is celebrated, fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected. The opportunity to learn from students and staff from diverse backgrounds contributes to a vibrant and enriching educational experience.

Student Life - Clubs and Societies

Engaging in student life is an essential part of the university experience, and ECU provides a thriving community through various clubs and societies. Joining a club aligned with your interests is a fantastic way to connect with like-minded individuals, build friendships, and enhance your overall university journey. Immerse yourself in social events and cultural activities, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Campus Facilities

ECU remains committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities that support your learning and well-being. The campuses boast a range of student-focused services and amenities designed to enhance your university experience:

  • Accommodation: Experience the convenience of on-campus accommodation managed by Campus Living Villages. Enjoy a supportive living environment fostering personal growth and connecting you with fellow students.

  • Childcare: If you have children, rest assured that the Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses offer professional, well-equipped childcare centres, providing a nurturing environment for your little ones.

  • Computer Labs and Wireless Internet: Stay connected and access 24-hour computing facilities at well-equipped computer labs. Enjoy the convenience of wireless internet access, allowing you to study and collaborate from various locations on campus.

  • Counselling Service: The University understands that academic and personal challenges can arise during your university journey. Benefit from the free counselling service available to all students, providing professional support to address any concerns you may have.

  • Equity, Diversity, and Disability Services: ECU remains committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all students. Avail yourself of dedicated services catering to students with diverse study needs, offering the necessary support to help you thrive academically.

  • Health Service: Conveniently located medical centres on the Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses provide general practitioner services and nursing treatments to address your health needs.

  • Hearing Impaired Assistance: ECU is equipped with hearing assistance systems, including induction and infrared technologies, in selected teaching and learning rooms across all three campuses. These accommodations ensure an inclusive learning environment for students with hearing impairments.

  • Library: Access the University's comprehensive collection of books, journals, and electronic resources at the campus libraries to support your studies and research endeavours. Take advantage of the excellent facilities and resources available to enhance your academic journey.

  • Student Hub: The Student Hub serves as the central point of contact for all student inquiries, providing academic information, assistance with enrolments, and access cards. The dedicated staff is available to support and guide you throughout your university experience.

  • Student Guild, Clubs, and Associations: Embrace the vibrant student life at ECU through active engagement with the Student Guild, which represents students' interests and offers a wide range of social, cultural, and academic support services. Join student clubs and associations to expand your network, develop new skills, and make lasting connections.

  • Commercial Outlets: Indulge in the variety of commercial outlets available on ECU campuses. From dining options to a hair and beauty salon, these outlets cater to your needs, ensuring convenience and accessibility.

  • Sport and Fitness: Stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle with the modern sports, recreation, and fitness facilities available on all three campuses. Engage in sports activities, join fitness classes, or unwind in dedicated relaxation areas.

  • Bookshop: The School Locker, located on the Joondalup campus, serves as your one-stop shop for uniforms, equipment, textbooks, stationery, and university merchandise. 

  • Print, Copy, and Scan Services: ECU has partnered with FUJIFILM Business Innovation Australia to provide comprehensive print, copy, and scan services.

Alumni Network

As an ECU student, you become part of a strong and supportive alumni network. The graduates have gone on to achieve remarkable success in their respective fields, and you can benefit from their experiences and connections.

ECU's alumni network offers various opportunities for you to stay connected and continue your professional development even after graduation. Take advantage of events where you can catch up with fellow graduates, expand your network, and enjoy cultural and entertainment experiences.

You can also contribute to the ECU community by participating in mentoring programs. Share your experience and expertise with current students, providing valuable support and guidance as they navigate their academic and career paths.

Additionally, ECU offers professional development resources, including webinars and career services, to help you excel in your chosen field. Access study discounts, receive career advice, and stay updated on industry trends through ECU alumni-exclusive benefits.

Why Study at the Edith Cowan University

  • Inspiring Academic Excellence: Experience a university that prioritises academic excellence, empowering you to reach new heights of knowledge and achievement.

  • Globally Recognised Programs: Gain access to a wide range of globally recognised programs that equip you with the skills and expertise valued by industries worldwide.

  • Cutting-Edge Facilities: Immerse yourself in a vibrant learning environment supported by state-of-the-art facilities, providing you with the tools and resources to excel in your studies.

  • Student-Centric Approach: Benefit from a student-centric approach to education, where your needs and aspirations take centre stage, fostering a supportive and nurturing environment.

  • Diversity and Inclusion: Embrace a diverse and inclusive community that celebrates the cultural richness, fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect and understanding.

  • Extensive Support Network: Rely on a robust support network comprising dedicated faculty, staff, and student services, ensuring you receive the guidance and assistance you need throughout your academic journey.

  • Vibrant Campus Life: Engage in a dynamic campus life filled with opportunities to connect, grow, and thrive through participation in various clubs, societies, and extracurricular activities.

  • Industry Connections: Forge strong connections with industry leaders through internships, networking events, and career development programs, setting you on a path towards a successful professional future.

  • Research Opportunities: Explore exciting research opportunities alongside accomplished faculty members, contributing to advancements in your chosen field and broadening your academic horizons.

  • Global Perspective: Develop a global perspective through international study programs, exchange opportunities, and cross-cultural experiences, preparing you to navigate an interconnected world.


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    QS rank

    601 - 650
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    ARWU rank

    28 - 29


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