STUCON 2021 is an in-depth student conference that focuses on clinical best practice, education and research.
Aimed at undergraduate paramedic students, the conference offered an insight into current and emerging knowledge from across the globe. Speakers included a mix of students, researchers, educators and industry practitioners for a truly enlightening experience. STUCON 2021 was an online conference, hosted in July 2021.
Paramedicine in Higher Education - Where can my degree take me?
Paramedic practice has developed rapidly in scope and complexity over the past two decades. This transition has been supported by education that has evolved from in-service training, to university-level qualifications that lead to registration. This session provides a brief history of this evolution, describes career opportunities that are enabled by education, and explores changes that are reshaping the role of paramedics in the delivery of community-based healthcare.
Biography: Bill Lord
Bill Lord is a registered paramedic who has worked as a paramedic in Sydney, Melbourne, and Queensland until 2018. He has worked in higher education for 25 years including as a Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, Head of Undergraduate Paramedic Programs at Monash University, and more recently as Associate Professor and Discipline Leader for Paramedic Science at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Bill currently has an adjunct Associate Professor position at Monash University, is deputy co-chair of the Paramedicine Accreditation Committee, and holds a position on the Board of Directors of the Australasian College of Paramedicine.
STUCON 2021 MC: Buck Reed