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Liverpool John Moores University

Paramedic Science

UCAS Code: A900

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

Entry requirements

A level


Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Is general studies acceptable? Yes AS Levels: Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications, maximum of 20 points accepted. Average A Level offer: BBC

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Access programme must be in a relevant subject area. Points can be gained from a combination of passes, merits and distinctions

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 112 UCAS points required

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects FETAC acceptability: The following modules must be achieved at Distinction: Anatomy and Physiology, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Nursing

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


Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM in a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken

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Before they are approved for the programme, applicants will need both an Enhanced DBS and Occupational Health check. While the Occupational Health check is free of charge, applicants will need to cover the cost for the DBS check (£11). ?We are looking for evidence of understanding the wider context of the role, as Paramedic practice involves working individually and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The aim is to provide care, treatment and support to people who have experienced unexpected health problems. We want applicants to demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the profession, who will provide excellent care and treatment. We also require evidence of relevant experience in the field of health care. This may have been paid employment, voluntary or personal experience, but we will expect you to be able to communicate specific details of these caring opportunities. Applicants should demonstrate a strong desire to continually develop and improve their skills as a student and ultimately as a registered paramedic. In addition, essential aspects are excellent communication skills, good time management skills, a willingness to work flexible shift patterns. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to balance and combine academic study, clinical work and family/social life. LJMU are able to offer direct entry to the second year of the programme under existing RP(E)L arrangement given the proven relevant experience and qualifications. Please note: Due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted; therefore applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission. Failure to confirm you hold a full manual driving licence? on your personal statement will result in your application being unsuccessful. What happens if you are shortlisted: If shortlisted, you will be invited to a selection process consisting of an individual interview Other information: If successful, in addition to any conditions, all offers will be subject to: Satisfactory Medical Clearance/Examination. We will contact you direct to undertake this. Satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check We will contact you direct to undertake this and further information can be found at You must hold a full UK manual driving licence and provisional/full C1 entitlement. Please note: Due to COVID-19 and suspension of driving tests, the clause requiring a provisional or full licence at point of application has been waived for 2020 entry. In addition, applicants will have to follow Faculty procedures for declaring any convictions if successful after interview. We do accept RP(E)L dependant on case Important information about the programme: There is an expectation that you will fully prepare for employment with the ambulance service over the three years of the programme. You will be expected as part of the programme to complete a series of assessments involving moving and handling techniques. The assessments will be ongoing, in practice and within the university. This is necessary to ensure that you have sufficient physical ability to cope with extreme work demands as and when these occur. The assessment will minimise the health risks or injury known to exist within low fitness groups when regularly engaged in hard physical work. The university will offer support through theory and practice in terms of techniques, skills and equipment to be used.

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About this course

Course option


Full-time | 2021


Paramedic science

The BSc Paramedic Science at Liverpool John Moores University gives you the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and confidence required to become a registered paramedic. You will achieve the high standard expected of today’s health professionals, enabling you to work effectively at the frontline of patient care.

- A wide range of quality placement opportunities

- A programme delivered by HCPC registered paramedics

- Supported in a multi professional learning environment

- Excellent supervision and support in practice settings

- Evidenced based education and learning


Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

You will study a range of topics as you move through your three-year programme. This degree will fully prepare you for practice. You will be able to apply for registration with the HCPC and feel confident in yourself as a practitioner. By completing each of the modules from anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology through to leadership and research, you will benefit from modules that are current, topical and designed around today's evidence base.

Level 4


Structure and Function of the Human Body
Foundations of Communication and Professionalism
Illness, Diagnosis & Treatment
Introduction to Clinical Skills
Perspectives of Health
Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness
Clinical Skills for the Developing Paramedic?

Level 5


Research Methodologies for Paramedics
Clinical Examination, Assessment and Decision Making
Advanced Clinical Skills
Promoting Professional Values
Applied Pharmacology for Paramedics
Managing the Critically Ill Patient

Level 6


Practice Education for Paramedics
Enhanced Clinical Skills
Expanding Research in Paramedic Practice
Healthcare Leadership

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Your marks and feedback will be available within 15 working days of submitting a piece of work.

That’s because we believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.

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