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Sheffield Hallam University

Paramedic Science

UCAS Code: B780

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

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

D:15,P:30

Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science-based course. Normally we require 15 of the level 3 credits to be graded at distinction with 9 of these distinctions from natural science units.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSEs (single or double) in Science at grade C or 4 or equivalents* Maths at grade D or 4 or equivalents** English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 or equivalents*** *GCSE Science equivalents OCR Science level 2 Science units gained on a level 3 BTEC or OCR National Diploma or Extended Diploma quualification Science credits gained on Access to Higher Education Diplomas (at least 12 credits at level 2 or 6 credits gained at level 3) Science equivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk **GCSE Maths equivalents Level 2 Key Skills/ Application of Number/ Grade D at GSCE Maths/ Level 2 Maths credits from an Access course Maths quivalency test from www.equivalencytesting.co.uk ***GCSE English equivalents Level 2 Literacy Level 2 Key Skills

UCAS Tariff

128

From A levels which must include at least 32 points from either a natural science subject, such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics, or equivalent BTEC National qualifications which includes natural modules. We do not accept AS levels or general studies. For example: •ABB at A Level including relevant subject(s) •DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma •A combination of qualifications including relevant subject(s)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Paramedic science

**Course summary**
• Combine theory and practice to meet the modern day challenges of integrated patient care.
• Learn to assess, stabilise, treat and manage patients at the scene of an accident or emergency.
• Meet the future healthcare agenda through digital competence.
• Study an integrated healthcare curriculum — learning with, from and about other healthcare professionals.
• Apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Paramedics work in a variety of settings and deal with all aspects of emergency, urgent and social care. On this course, you’ll learn how to respond to a variety of conditions. When you graduate, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to enter this challenging but rewarding profession.

**How you learn**
Throughout the course, you’ll collaborate with students from other disciplines. This allows you you will learn with, from and about wider areas of healthcare that are relevant to your future profession.
This enhances your employability skills, helps you to be challenged and develop in your chosen profession. These experiences will help you to transform the lives of individuals and communities, working in collaboration to solve real-world problems.You will study at Collegiate Campus whilst undertaking academic modules and in a variety of service provider locations on placement.

You learn through
• lectures
• self-directed study
• practical sessions
• simulation
• group exercises
• practice placement
• interprofessional collaboration

**Applied learning**
**Work placements**
Throughout the course, you’ll undertake a mixture of clinical placements — such as at Yorkshire or East Midlands Ambulance Service — and in settings including emergency departments, pediatrics and operating theatres.
This enables you to gain experience and apply your university-based learning to real life situations.

**Networking opportunities**
You will have access to a variety of societies where you can socialise, meet other students and gain access to a range of continuous professional development opportunities.
We have our own award winning paramedic society which provides exposure to various learning and social experiences. These experiences enhance your learning journey and introduce you to a range of partnership organisations.

**Accreditation**
This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and endorsed by the College of Paramedics. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and to apply to become members of the College of Paramedics. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a paramedic in the UK.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Applied Anatomy And Physiology 20
Applied Pathophysiology 20
Clinical Placement Theory And Practice 1 40
Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing 20
Personal And Professional Development 20
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Assessing And Addressing Complexity 40
Clinical Placement Theory And Practice 2 40
Evidence And Enquiry For Practice 20
Pharmacology For Practice 20
Final year
Compulsory modules
Clinical Placement Theory And Practice 3 20
Paediatric And Obstetric Practice 20
Professional Leadership 20
The Advancing Professional 40
Working With Complexity In Practice 20

Assessment methods

Coursework

Tuition fees

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

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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.

82%
med
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
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
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

94%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
53%
Male students
47%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
71%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

66%
Therapy professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services
5%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

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

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