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Paramedic Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-A,B,B

This must include either a natural science (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics or a social science (such as Sociology or Psychology). General Studies is accepted and a maximum of 16 UCAS Tariff points from one AS Level

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

60 credits overall with 45 from level 3. Must include 21 credits in Biology or Human Physiology.

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

DMM-DDM

This must include Science. Public Services is not an acceptable subject.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B-A,A,A,B

Must include Science Subject(s)

UCAS Tariff

112-128

This must include either a natural science (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or Physics or a social science (such as Sociology or Psychology). General Studies is accepted and a maximum of 16 Tariff points from an additional UCAS Tariff qualification

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Paramedic science

This programme provides the opportunity to focus and gain experience, both clinically and academically, in pre-hospital care.

The contemporary nature of this programme is to prepare, develop and equip you for job roles as a paramedic in the ambulance service and other clinical settings.

50 weeks of your studies are undertaken in practice placement, where you will be guided by registered professionals with a variety of experience and skills, working the same shift patterns as ambulance personnel.

You will spend your ambulance placement time within one Trust so you can develop and consolidate your competencies and skills.

The programme is interactive and informed by practice and scholarly research. Academic weeks usually consist of four full learning days which are a blend of learning by theory and practical sessions. You will be allocated a fixed study day each academic week to consolidate your learning and prepare for assessments. The Paramedic programme team provide a wealth of experience as practising paramedics and have individual areas of interest and expertise to bestow to you.

Practice Placements are embedded within the programme. All our placements offer the full range of clinical exposure, inclusive of ambulance and non-ambulance settings. Placements will be provided across a wide geographical area within the North West (predominantly Cumbria). Whilst on practice placements you will be observing the practice of registered professionals, working under their supervision and participating in clinical practice. You will be working the same shift patterns of the registered professionals supervising you, therefore weekends will also be utilised on occasion. To facilitate a broad range of practical experience, you may be required to travel some distance to your clinical placement.

Modules

Level 4:
HPHP4024 - Development of Academic Skills and Reflective Practice,
HPHP4026 - Fundamental Practice and Protection of Service Users in Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care Environments,
HPHP4028 - Clinical Knowledge and Skills for Assisting with Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care,
HPHP4030 - Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology,
HPHP4032 - Foundations for Decision Making and Legislative Aspects of Pre-Hospital Care,
HPHP4034 - Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care: Developing Evidence Based Practice,
HPHP9008 - Constructing Values, Skills, and Competencies for the Emerging Paramedic.
Level 5:
HPHP5110 - Developing Clinical Care, Judgement and Competence in Paramedic Practice (40 credits),
HPHP5120 - Pre Hospital Recognition and Management of Acute Illness and Long Term Conditions,
HPHP5130 - Pre Hospital Care and Management of Trauma and Environmental Emergencies,
HPHP5140 - Pre Hospital Care of Women and Children's Health,
HPHP5150 - Research Methods,
HPHP9009 - Developing Values, Skills and Competencies of the Paramedic (QPU).
Level 6:
HPHP6024 - Dissertation,
HPHP6026 - Enhancing Clinical Practice and Decision Making for the Contemporary Paramedic,
HPHP6028 - Preparing the Professional Practitioner,
HPHP6030 - Holistic Approach to Patient Health and Wellbeing,
HPHP6032 - Understanding Primary and Urgent Care,
HPHP9010 - Consolidating Values, Skills and Competencies of the Paramedic.

Assessment methods

Coursework - may include written tasks and assignments, reports, dissertations, portfolios, project work - Year 1 = 70%, Year 2 = 50%, Year 3 = 60%. Practical Exams - may include practical skills assessment, oral assessments, presentations - Year 1 = 30%, Year 2 = 40%, Year 3 = 40%. Written Exams - formal exams - Year 2 = 10%

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lancaster

Department:

Nursing, Health and Professional Practice

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
29%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
D

After graduation


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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.

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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

92%
Therapy professionals
3%
Health professionals
3%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale

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

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