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Paramedic Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

to include one from Biology, Physical Education, Psychology, Applied Science, Chemistry, Physics. Excludes General Studies.

The Access to HE Diploma in a Health or Science subject to include 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction. Plus GCSE English and Mathematics at grade 4 / C or above.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above to include English, Mathematics and 2 Sciences.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

to include 14 points at Higher level with one science subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

in a Health based subject.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Paramedic science

You will have the opportunity to learn from an academic Paramedic team with a wide range of clinical knowledge and expertise. This includes specialist experience of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and the Emergency Care Practitioner (ECP) role. The team have also made contributions to conferences, books and journals relating to paramedicine, and are undertaking research in key areas of pre-hospital care.

Another benefit of studying this course is our long-standing collaboration with Regional Ambulance Trusts who can provide opportunities to be provided with placement provision and mentorship. Exposure to the clinical environment within an NHS Ambulance Trust is an essential part of your course and will prove invaluable when you are applying for a position as a registered Paramedic.

As part of your educational journey, you will have the chance to use our bespoke indoor ambulance simulator, which will provide the opportunity to undertake realistic patient treatment scenarios that encompass an area of healthcare unique to the paramedic profession. It will also allow you to become familiar with the layout of an ambulance before you undertake clinical training placements with a paramedic mentor.

Other features include:
* Access to a range of books and articles related to paramedic sciences

* Access to alternative clinical placement areas

* Clinical skills labs which are equipped with a range of pre-hospital training equipment

* Access to Advanced Life Support manikins and equipment

* Access to our bespoke Health Sciences building which features the furnished interiors of two houses for realistic training scenarios

* Service-user volunteers who play the part of patients to enhance scenario learning

* Lectures from specialists in their field across the Nursing and Mental health spectrum, all with experience and special interests in pre-hospital care

* As this course has been validated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), on completion you can apply to register as a Paramedic. This is a legal requirement to be able to call yourself a Paramedic and essential for employment in this role.

**Key Course Benefits:**
* Access to a range of books and articles related to paramedic sciences

* The chance to use our bespoke indoor ambulance simulator, which will provide the opportunity to undertake realistic patient treatment scenarios that encompass an area of healthcare unique to the paramedic profession.

* A long-standing collaboration with the West Midlands Ambulance Service Foundation Trust, who will provide you with placement provision and mentorship.

* Access to Advanced Life Support manikins and equipment.

* Service-user volunteers who play the part of patients to enhance scenario learning.

* Access to a range of books and articles related to paramedic sciences.Lectures from specialists in their field across the Nursing and Mental health spectrum, all with experience and special interests in pre-hospital care.

* Nationally renowned paramedic staff with both clinical and research expertise, a long-standing collaboration with the West Midlands Ambulance Service who provide support, placement provision and mentorship for students.

* Access to alternative clinical placement areas.

* Clinical skills labs which are equipped with a range of pre-hospital training equipment.

* Access to our bespoke Health Sciences building which features the furnished interiors of two houses for realistic training scenarios.

Modules

Your study themes will be:
* During your time at Coventry University, we will concentrate on a number of core areas. These include the communication skills and professionalism required of a Paramedic; developing a sound underpinning knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology and pharmacology; and learning when and how to perform a range of clinical skills.

*Your time will be spent establishing underpinning academic study and writing skills, as well as evolving skills relating to critical analysis and research. You will also undertake a practice placement where you will be assessing and treating real patients alongside registered Paramedics and other health care professionals.

* All of this will be supported by evidence-informed practice and clinical decision-making tools which will be learned over the three years of the Course. This aims to prepare you to be ready for independent autonomous practice on completion.

The Uni


Course location:

Coventry University

Department:

School of Health

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
B

After graduation


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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
71%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Therapy professionals
6%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
6%
Caring personal services

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

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