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Paramedic Science

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including Biology with a pass in the practical element, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry with a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

in a Health, Care or Science subject, including 12 credits in Biology or Chemistry.

Principal subjects and A Level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including Higher Level 5 in Biology, Chemistry or Sports, Exercise & Health Science. If no GCSE equivalent qualifications are held, offer will also include Mathematics and English Language requirements.

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

DDM

in one of the following subjects: Applied Human Biology (BTEC Extended Diploma) – must include one of the following units: ‘Functional Physiology’ or ‘Diseases, Disorders, Treatments and Therapies’ Applied Science (BTEC Extended Diploma in Biomedical or Analytical & Forensic Science or Physical Science) - must include two of the following three units: ‘Physiology of Human Body Systems,’ 'Human Regulation & Reproduction' and ‘Biological Molecules & Metabolic Pathways.’ Applied Science (OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma) Forensic and Criminal Investigation (BTEC Extended Diploma) - must include both 'Physiology of Human Body Systems' and 'Forensic Genetics' units. Health and Social Care (BTEC Extended Diploma) - must include the following two units: ‘Nutritional Health’ or 'Nutrition for Health' plus 'Physiological Disorders and their Care' with minimum grade D or 'The Impact of Long-term Physiological Conditions' with minimum grade D Sports Coaching and Development (BTEC Extended Diploma 2019 suite) – must include the following two units: Anatomy & Physiology in Sport’ and ‘Sporting Injuries’ Sport: Development, Coaching and Fitness (BTEC Extended Diploma 2010 suite) – must include the following two units: ‘Sports Injuries’ and ‘Exercise, Health & Lifestyle’. Sporting Excellence and Performance (BTEC Extended Diploma 2019 suite) Sport: Performance and Excellence (BTEC Extended Diploma 2010 suite) – must include the following two units: ‘Sports Injuries,’ and ‘Exercise, Health & Lifestyle’. Sport and Outdoor Activities (BTEC Extended Diploma 2019 suite) – must include the following two units: ‘Anatomy and Physiology in Sport’ and ‘Sporting Injuries.’ Sport: Outdoor Adventure (BTEC Extended Diploma 2010 suite) – must include two of the following units: ‘Sports Injuries,’ ‘Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology’ or ‘Exercise, Health & Lifestyle’. Sport and Physical Activity (OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma) – must include the following two units: ‘Biomechanics and Movement Analysis’ and ‘Physical Activity for Specific Groups’

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

including Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

including grade A in Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Paramedic science

**About This Course**

Study for a degree in Paramedic Science and take your first steps towards a career where you can make a real difference when it’s needed most. Not for the faint-hearted, you’ll be tackling difficult and demanding situations, where you’ll have to think on your feet, use your initiative and make conscientious, patient-centered decisions every day.

Our three-year Paramedic Science degree offers a contemporary and holistic approach to paramedic education. Both challenging and exciting, it will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to assess, treat, diagnose, supply and administer medicines, and to manage, discharge and refer patients in urgent, emergency, critical and non-hospital settings. In short, it will give you a flying start in this fast-paced profession.

**Overview**

Year-on-year, you’ll build on your skills, knowledge and experience, developing a solid foundation for your paramedic career. You’ll explore real human anatomy in our anatomy suite. And you’ll work side-by-side with other students and healthcare professionals, giving you 360° insight into everyone’s roles.

Throughout the course, you’ll complete placements on ambulances, hospital wards, specialist units and general practice, so you can put the theory into practice. And you’ll be able to shape the course to fit your own skillset with an elective placement in your final year.

Highlights of Paramedic Science at UEA:
- Make the course your own by planning an elective placement (a self-funded four-week placement abroad)

- Develop expertise working alongside fellow healthcare professionals, plus agencies including the fire and rescue service and the police

- Explore real human anatomy linked to clinical practice in our anatomy suite

- Undertake a range of clinical placements on ambulances and other clinical areas such as hospital wards, specialist units and in general practice

- Become a valued member of and contributor to the #UEAParamedic community

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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

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

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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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.

81%
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

85%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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.

£22,128
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
98%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

61%
Therapy professionals
35%
Health associate professionals
4%
Childcare and related personal services

What about your long term prospects?

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

Allied health

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

£23k

£23k

£26k

£26k

£28k

£28k

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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