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University of Bradford

Paramedic Science

UCAS Code: B951

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

128 UCAS tariff points (ABB) from 3 full A levels with at least one in a STEM science subject. A minimum 3 GCSE’s at grade C or above to include English, Maths and a Science subject.

128 UCAS tariff points. Applicants must be studying an Access to HE Diploma in Health Professions or Science to include a minimum of 12 science credits at Distinction. Applicants must have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4 and above.

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

DDM

DDM in a Health or Science Subject. A minimum of 3 GCSE’s at grade C or above to include English, Maths and a Science subject.

128 UCAS tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers to include at least one Science subject plus grade D or above in English, Maths and one Science subject from National 5 or Intermediate 2.

UCAS Tariff

128

128 UCAS tariff points to include a STEM science subject. A minimum 3 GCSE’s at grade C or above to include English, Maths and a Science subject.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

Paramedic science

This honours degree has been developed in collaboration with Yorkshire Ambulance Service, and develops autonomous healthcare professionals with eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Paramedic.

This four-year sandwich degree programme is unique in the UK by virtue of the salaried sandwich year with Yorkshire Ambulance Service. You will learn the fundamentals of paramedic theory and practice in both university and ambulance service teaching facilities. You will also gain learning experiences under the direct supervision of mentors in ambulance service clinical practice placements, as well as other selected clinical practice areas.

The programme includes:

- A paid sandwich year with the ambulance service providing a unique opportunity to gain work experience

- Clinical placements with a wide range of healthcare providers

- Innovative curriculum using problem-based learning

- Clear focus on patient safety

- Clear focus on managing the needs of aging populations, with taught content from leading dementia researchers

- Extensive use of high fidelity simulation to develop core skills and behaviours

**The role of the Paramedic**

The Paramedic is an essential part of the current and future NHS workforce.

Paramedics have traditionally responded to 999 emergencies, but increasing demand for services has seen innovative ways of working across the emergency care system emerge, with Paramedics working in a range of environments.

To cope with these demands, the Paramedic needs to manage an increasingly diverse range of situations. On this programme you will learn how to manage undifferentiated patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, request and interpret tests, diagnose injury and illness, provide appropriate treatment and management, and counsel on preventative healthcare.

Our unique sandwich degree offers you the chance to gain valuable real-world clinical experience and develop specialisms, providing opportunities for accelerated career progression and diversity within the ambulance service.

Modules

Year 1
Introducing Paramedic Science (C)
Paramedic Professional Practice 1 (C)
Paramedic Professional Practice 2 (C)

Year 2
Developing Paramedic Science (C)
Paramedic Professional Practice 3 (C)
Paramedic Professional Practice 4 (C)

Year 3
Paramedic Professional Sandwich Year (C)

Year 4
Integrating Paramedic Science and Practice (C)
Adult Cardiology Examination and Assessment (O)
Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making Skills (O)
Applied Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Acute and Long Term Conditions (O)
Approaches to Dementia (O)
Evidence Based Diabetes Care (O)
Support for Learning in Practice (O)

Assessment methods

During the first two years of the programme you will develop the essential clinical skills which are aligned to the role of 'Emergency Medical Technician II', including advanced driving techniques.

At the end of year two of the programme you will apply to undertake a paid sandwich year, during which time you are employed by YAS in the role of 'Emergency Medical Technician II'. This will be a full time temporary contract and you will be paid in line with the agreed Agenda for Change (AFC) pay scales, according to Annexe U. This year is credit bearing and is a required element of the programme assessed on a pass/fail basis; however it does not contribute towards your degree classification.

Assessment methodologies may include:
1. Written essay
2. Reflective Case study
3. Multiple Choice Question examination
4. Extended Matched Questions examination
5. Seminar or poster presentation
6. Practice skill competence, through Direct Observation of Procedures (DOPs)
7. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
8. Written project report
9. Completion of a Dissertation
10. Completion of a portfolio of skills

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
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:

University of Bradford

Department:

School of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery

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.

75%
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

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

84%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
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
35%
Male students
65%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Therapy professionals
14%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Caring personal services

What about your long term prospects?

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

Subjects allied to medicine

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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£21k

£25k

£25k

£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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