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De Montfort University

Paramedicine

UCAS Code: B780

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

Entry requirements


Typical Offer ‘BBB’ – 120 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 QAA accredited Access to HE with at least 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. English Language and Maths GCSEs 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)

DDM

Applied Science

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120

Typical Offer ‘BBB’ – 120 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

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Paramedic science

Pursue a rewarding career by gaining the knowledge and expertise to become a key member of the workforce within the health and social care system.

DMU has more than 50 years’ experience in delivering high-quality health professional education and you will be taught by paramedic lecturers as well as other healthcare professionals, such as midwives, nurses and doctors. You will also benefit from specialist equipment on campus, including mock ambulances and iPad-based advanced life support simulators.

Study a range of topics, from foundations of ambulance practice and trauma and resuscitative care to paediatrics and child health. Strong links and integrated work placements will allow you to put theory into practice.

You will gain practical experience during all three years of the course by working alongside senior paramedics on emergency ambulances and rapid response cars, as well as wider exposure through a number of community-based placements, such as in an emergency department or doctor’s surgery. ?

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration as a paramedic with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). A two-year Associate Ambulance Practice (DipHE) programme is also available.

Key features:

- Eligibility to apply to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) upon graduation, enabling employment in a wide variety of clinical areas.

- Strong links and integrated work placements with local health and social care providers allow you to put theory into practice.

- Benefit from more than 50 years’ teaching experience in high-quality health professional education.

- Study in our purpose-built clinical skills suites that replicate real-life settings, part of a £12 million investment in our facilities.

- International experience opportunities are available in the third year of the programme as part of your final project.

- 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 study a range of topics including foundations of ambulance practice, trauma and resuscitative care, paediatrics and child health and paramedic clinical pharmacology.

- Alternatively, you can study a two-year Associate Ambulance Practice Higher Education Diploma, which is aligned to an enhanced level ambulance technician job role within the NHS. It does not lead to registration as a paramedic, however may be used in gaining access to the Paramedicine BSc (Hons) through our accredited prior learning pathway.

Modules

First Year
•Foundations of Ambulance Practice
•Assessment and Consultation Skills
•Foundations of Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
•Accountable, Legal and Ethical Practice
•Simulated Emergency Care 1
•Applied Emergency Care 1

Second Year
•Paediatrics and Child Health
•Social and Psychological Emergency Care
•Research in Paramedicine
•Trauma and Resuscitative Care
•Simulated Emergency Care 2
•Applied Emergency Care 2

Third Year
•Urgent and Primary Care
•Paramedic Leadership and Legal Practice
•Paramedic Clinical Pharmacology
•Improving Paramedicine
•Applied Emergency Care

Assessment methods

Teaching and assessments

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.

Theory is assessed through poster presentations, OSPE (practical) assessments, tutor marked assignments, written exams, literature reviews, case studies, e-assessments, numeracy assessments, team based learning assessments, essays and critical reflection.

Teaching contact hours

Contact hours in a typical week will depend to some extent on the modules you are studying. However, typically you will have up to 16 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: approx. 1 hour of tutorials or small group teaching each week

Medium group teaching: approx. 6 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week

Large group teaching: approx. 10 hours of lectures each week

Personal study: approx. 21.5 hours studying and revising in your own time each week, including some guided study using hand-outs, online activities, etc.

Tuition fees

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

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 location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Health and Life Sciences

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.

83%
high
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

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

96%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
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
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
med
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.

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

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

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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