Australian Catholic University School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine (SoNMP) strongly supports the rights of all people who wish to pursue a paramedicine course to achieve their potential and career objectives. The School is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, clinical practice and other activities to address the impact of students' disabilities so that they are able to participate in the course.
To support potential and current students' decision-making a set of inherent requirement statements has been developed. These statements specify the course requirements of the undergraduate paramedicine course for student admission and progression. The statements are clustered under 8 domains consisting of ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, legal, communication, cognition, sensory abilities, strength and mobility and sustainable performance. Many of the activities associated with the professional practice of a paramedic are time sensitive, where the capacity to perform certain activities within specified time limits is required to reduce or avoid risks to patient safety and wellbeing. The safety and wellbeing of you and others is always of paramount importance.
Students are required to undertake learning activities in mixed gender environments, which reflect the Australian health care context.
The inherent requirements outlined below provide a guide for students and staff members when deciding whether you are able to meet these requirements and the type of reasonable adjustments that could be put in place to allow you to complete the course without compromising the academic integrity of the course.