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Frameworks that guide curriculum development in Australian higher education

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posted on 2024-04-08, 02:23 authored by Anthony WeberAnthony Weber, Celeste Lawson, Brett Williams
Background: In Australia, accrediting body competencies reflect paramedic professional practice rather than informing curriculum development for higher education institutions. Purpose: This article will investigate frameworks that can be used to design curriculum development. Method: An initial focused discourse analysis of the grey literature was undertaken followed by a systematic review. Findings: Three of the 18 institutions in Australia and New Zealand that offer paramedic education identified some form of framework. Two theories were identified as applicable in supporting the development of curricula that are focused on the expanded scope of practice of paramedicine. Discussion: The current and future scope in paramedicine will define the development of curricula, especially in relation to a more primary-focused healthcare model. Conclusion: Further research is required to establish a consensus on what constitutes the essential core knowledge and skills required by graduate paramedics so that they are able to deliver patient care proficiently.

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Volume

13

Issue

3

Start Page

105

End Page

112

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

2041-9457

ISSN

1759-1376

Publisher

Mark Allen Group

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

Acceptance Date

2020-10-20

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Journal of Paramedic Practice

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