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Associate Ambulance Practice

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Typical Offer ‘CCC’ or 96 UCAS Points (excluding General Studies, Key Skills and music exams). One subject should be a natural science (psychology is acceptable, but not sociology)

Pass in the QAA Access to HE with at least 45 credits at Merit. English and Maths GCSE required as separate qualifications

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, English and Science. Passes in Functional Skills and Key Skills qualifications at level 2 in maths and english can be accepted as equivalents.

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

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Applied Science

UCAS Tariff

96

Typical Offer ‘CCC’ or 96 UCAS Points (excluding General Studies, Key Skills and music exams). One subject should be a natural science (psychology is acceptable, but not sociology)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Paramedic science

Alongside the paramedic is a team of ambulance clinicians who support paramedics and assess patients in their own right. The DipHE in Associate Ambulance Practice is aligned to an enhanced technician job role within the NHS. Technicians deal with emergency and urgent healthcare presentations within a slightly reduced scope of practice.

This course is designed to take you through a dynamic journey that will train you to become a thoughtful and safe healthcare professional. While it doesn’t lead to registration as a paramedic, it may be used in gaining access to the Paramedicine BSc (Hons) programme through our transfer criteria and is dependant on availability of places.

You will get practical experience by working alongside senior paramedics and experienced technicians on emergency ambulances and rapid response cars. You will also get a wider exposure through a number of other community based placements, such as in an Emergency Department or Doctors surgery.

Key features

• This DipHE programme in Associate Ambulance Practice is aligned to an enhanced technician job role within the NHS. Technicians deal with emergency and urgent healthcare presentations within a slightly reduced scope of practice.

• Strong links and integrated work placements with East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust allow you to put theory into practice.

• You will be taught by both paramedic lecturers and other healthcare professionals, such as midwives, nurses and doctors, and benefit from specialist equipment on campus, including mock ambulances and iPad-based advanced life support simulators.

• You will gain practical experience by working alongside senior paramedics and experienced technicians on emergency ambulances and rapid response cars.

• You will study a range of modules including foundations of ambulance practice, trauma and resuscitative care, paediatrics and child health, assessment and consultation skills and foundations of Pathophysiolgy. This will prepare students to be able to undertake ambulance based placements and gain the skills to safely work within this supervised environment.

**Due to the high demand for this course, once the course is full, offers will be made for the next available cohort.**

**DMU’s careers and employability service, known as DMU Works, was awarded the Best University Careers/Employability Service at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards in February 2021. We understand university is a huge investment, and our careers commitment to you is not simply to help you secure a job, but to equip you with the skills to thrive, adapt and innovate in our ever-changing world.**

Modules

First year •Foundations of Ambulance Practice •Assessment & Consultation Skills •Foundations of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathophysiology •Accountable, Legal & Ethical Practice •Simulated Emergency Care 1 •Applied Emergency Care 1 Second year •Paediatrics & Child Health •Social & Psychological Emergency Care •Research in Paramedicine •Trauma & Resuscitative Care •Simulated Emergency Care 2 •Applied Emergency Care 2

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment Learning is supported by a strong system of personal tutors and teaching teams, clinical work placements and enthusiastic mentors. Teaching methods include: •Lectures •Seminars •Presentations •Skill Labs •Tutorials •Enquiry-based problem solving •Independent e-learning You will complete blocks of clinical placements 37.5 hours per week (average) and blocks comprised of theory and independent learning hours up to an equivalent of 37.5 hours each week. This means some weeks you may complete more hours than others, typically following the work rota of your mentor on that placement. Students in practice placements are allocated a mentor to help develop and support learning. Assessment A variety of approaches are used to assess theory and practice. Practice is assessed through the completion of a clinical skills passport and practice assessment documents.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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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.

82%
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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.

Health sciences (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
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

74%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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.

Health sciences (non-specific)

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
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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
66%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Health professionals
17%
Therapy professionals
10%
Science, engineering and production technicians

What about your long term prospects?

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

Allied health

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

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

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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