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Cover image for lecture: Paramedics and Advanced Practice

Lecture Overview

Paramedics have traditionally been classified as unscheduled healthcare providers, but their roles have been evolving to better meet medical advancements and community needs. This session will explore the development of advanced roles for paramedics, and the challenges of working as third space professionals.


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Susan Furness

Dr Susan Furness is a senior lecturer, discipline lead, and course coordinator for the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours program at La Trobe University. Susan has experience as a Registered Nurse and more than 15 years’ experience as a paramedic, having worked as an operational mobile intensive care ambulance paramedic and clinical support officer for Ambulance Victoria before moving into academia eight years ago. She has extensive experience in developing undergraduate paramedic curriculum inclusive of community and extended care paramedicine, advanced communication skills, and advanced clinical practice subjects. Susan’s research interests lie in exploring the ontological aspects of clinical practice. See Educator Profile


29 Total Rating(s)
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Peter Thomson
21 Dec 2019

I found the presentation interesting but was disappointed that it was only apart of longer presentation without any indication on how to view the session in its entirety!

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Caroline Elizabeth Rowland
17 Nov 2019

Quite interesting topics raised, well presented.

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anneke van beuge
10 Nov 2019

Great presentation.

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Matthew Thompson
05 Nov 2019

Good lecture

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Jill Pamplin
26 Oct 2019

As a paramedic I found myself agreeing with most of what was presented. I think it will take another generation to go by before paramedics are appreciated for the enormously broad scope of work that we do.

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Benjamin Ronald Glasby
09 Sep 2019

Good overview on history and potential future of paramedic practice

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Alana Graham
05 Sep 2019

Was a great discussion on how paramedics are viewed in the public as well as internally and by other health professionals.

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26 Aug 2019

A interesting lecture, exploring perceptions of Paramedic rolls in community health.

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Alicia White
17 Aug 2019

In line with my current ideas. Really great to hear a discussion with someone who is likeminded!

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David Mangan
14 Aug 2019

Excellent presentation. Very informative.