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ERIC Number: EJ1169168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0818-8068
Developing a Sustainable Academic Workforce in Paramedicine
O'Meara, Peter; Maguire, Brian
Australian Universities' Review, v60 n1 p54-56 2018
Paramedics are an integral part of the Australian healthcare system and are increasingly requested to provide a growing array of services in support of improved community health. Currently there are over 6,000 undergraduate paramedic students. A pressing challenge is the development and sustainability of a dedicated group of university paramedic academics. Urgent action is needed to: develop reliable sources of research funding; create smooth pathways for paramedic clinicians into academia; and, develop effective coalitions between ambulance agencies, paramedic professional groups and universities to ensure a sufficient number of paramedic academics are available to meet the educational needs of the profession.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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