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Anglia Ruskin University

Paramedic Science

UCAS Code: B780

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Science (Biology preferred).

112 Points from Science or Health based courses

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English, Maths and Science.

112 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas are accepted, related subjects are preferred, a minimum of 60 guided learning hours must come from a Science unit.

112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted, related subjects are required. 112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted, related subjects are required.

UCAS Tariff

112

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including Science (Biology preferred).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Paramedic science

Every minute counts in emergency healthcare. You need a cool head and the ability to work under pressure; it’s challenging, rewarding and fast-paced. This degree course provides the training you need to be eligible to register as a paramedic when you graduate.

Our exciting paramedic science degree course will teach you the skills you need to work as a paramedic. You'll get practical experience by using our modern skills laboratories, mannequins and specialist equipment, and back it up with the theory you learn in the lecture theatre. Then you'll apply both theory and practice on your clinical placements with local ambulance trusts. You'll be placed with either East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust or London Ambulance Service NHS Trust. As well as your ambulance placement you'll also experience other types of placement including primary care and acute care.

You'll get expert guidance from supportive tutors, including practising professionals. By studying and working alongside nursing and operating department practice students, you'll learn to work as a multidisciplinary team, reflecting the real-life working environment.

After graduation and registration, you could work in a wide range of out-of-hospital care settings, including an ambulance or response car, the control room, an air ambulance (HEMS) team, or a hazardous area response team. Increasingly, paramedics are also helping to deliver acute care in hospitals and private healthcare, such as at concerts or motor-racing events.

Our paramedic science course was designed with the East of England Ambulance Trust in partnership with Health Education East of England. It's approved by the Health & Care Professions Council, so you'll be able to register and work as a paramedic as soon as you graduate.

We're dedicated to the continual improvement of every aspect of healthcare and delivering the values set out in the NHS Constitution.

Modules

Year one, core modules
Preparation for Clinical Practice in Emergency Care
Patient Assessment and Management 1 (Theory)
Patient Assessment and Management 1 (Practice)
Research and Study Skills

Year two, core modules
Professional Role of the Paramedic
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Pharmacology for Healthcare Practice
Patient Assessment and Management 2
Clinical Practice in Paramedic Science I

Year three, core modules
Research Methodology, Design and Process
Patient Assessment and Management 3
Leadership and Management Skills in Health and Social Care Practice
Major Project Paramedic BSc
Clinical Practice in Paramedic Science II

Assessment methods

We'll assess you regularly so that you and your tutors can check your progress. Besides exams, we'll look at your placement assessment records, essays, presentations, observed clinical examinations, case studies and your major project. In order to successfully complete the course and be eligible to apply for registration, you must achieve a pass in all modules.

This is a three-year programme
Please note that you'll need to pass all of the above core modules in order to be eligible to register with the HCPC. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Cambridge Campus

Chelmsford Campus

Department:

Allied Health and Medicine

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Paramedic science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Paramedic science

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
36%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
E

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Paramedic science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Health associate professionals
6%
Caring personal services
3%
Nursing and midwifery professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Paramedic science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£36k

£36k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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