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Course Description

Paramedic Science BSc will enable you to train as a paramedic, providing immediate assistance to patients in the emergency out of hospital environment and to assess, treat and refer patients requiring urgent care.

The BSc in Paramedic Science is designed to develop you into an effective clinician with the capability of responding to, and managing, life-threatening emergency situations from cardiac arrest to multi-system trauma. You will also cover minor illness and injury as managing these types of patient calls, along with chronic conditions, are the main part of a paramedic’s work load. The programme will train you in out-of-hospital care, urgent care, mental health, social needs, maternity, chronic conditions, pharmacology and trauma.

The degree combines learning in the workplace, including with various Ambulance Trusts, with academic study. Students' time is split between academic blocks at University (including simulated practice) and clinical placement blocks at the UK’s busiest Ambulance Trust and other practice placements.

Once enrolled on the course you can apply for student membership of the College of Paramedics, the UK’s paramedic professional body. This can be upgraded to full membership following graduation. Students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Paramedic Science BSc will enable you to train as a paramedic, providing immediate assistance to patients in the emergency out of hospital environment and to assess, treat and refer patients requiring urgent care. The BSc in Paramedic Science is designed to develop you into an effective clinician with the capability of responding to, and managing, life-threatening emergency...

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Entry Requirements

Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Double Award Science.

We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths instead of GCSEs.

Adjusted Criteria

If you attend a school or college in England from this list (i.e. a non-selective state school with an average A-Level grade of D+ or below, or one that is in the bottom 20% in England for progression to Higher Education) then you may be eligible to receive an adjusted A-Level offer two grades lower than the standard for the course.

For Paramedic Science BSc this will be an A Level offer of CCC.

You will still have to meet all other academic and non-academic entry requirements

Additional information

A Levels must be completed within two years.

Accepted science subjects include: Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Physics, Psychology and Sociology

Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Double Award Science. We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths instead of GCSEs. Adjusted Criteria If you attend a school or college in England from this list (i.e. a non-selective state school with an average A-Level grade of...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
56%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
82% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
94% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
76% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
74% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
82% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
97% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
33% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
26% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
24% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
53% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
85% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
68% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
59% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
9% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
26% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
15% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
71% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
85% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
82% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
62% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
79% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
68% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
62% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
62% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
22% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points96

  • Employment Rate92%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

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