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The internationalisation of prehospital education: a merging of ideologies between Australia and the USA
  1. B Williams1,
  2. J Upchurch2
  1. 1Monash University, Centre for Ambulance and Paramedic Studies, Melbourne Australia
  2. 2EMS Training and Education, Montana, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Brett Williams
 Lecturer, Monash University, Centre for Ambulance and Paramedic Studies, Melbourne, Australia; brett.williams{at}


The aim of this project was to promote internationalisation of prehospital education collaboratively between students and teachers from EMS Education and Training, Montana, USA, and Monash University Centre for Ambulance and Paramedic Studies (MUCAPS), Victoria, Australia. The project required students and teachers to engage in a series of face to face lectures, which was reinforced through distance education strategies, such as online learning. The overall project aim was to establish an objective and descriptive view of the internationalisation of prehospital and community based emergency health education using e-learning as the educational approach. A cross sectional survey design using paper based evaluation was adopted in this project. Results revealed a positive student reaction, with flexible pedagogical processes broadening student learning and facilitating an international dimension otherwise not achievable. Given the current state of globalisation, internationalisation has the capacity to improve educational standards, quality, student interactions and specific learning outcomes in prehospital education.

  • BEH-P, Bachelor of Emergency Health-Paramedic
  • CBL, case based learning
  • MUCAPS, Monash University Centre for Ambulance and Paramedic Studies
  • prehospital
  • prehospital education
  • case-based learning
  • e-learning
  • internationalisation

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  • Competing interests: none declared.