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Paramedic Science

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Overall: BBC We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. Required subjects: An A level in a relevant science subject is required. Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. Recent study within the last 5 years required.

Access to HE Diploma

D:21,M:24

Overall: QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 21 at Distinction and 24 at Merit. Required subjects: Must include 15 level 3 credits in Science. Recent study within the last 5 years required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language, Mathematics and Science at Grade C(4) (equivalents for Science only may be considered).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

Overall: 31 overall including 5,5,5 at Higher Level. Required subjects: A relevant science is required. Recent study within the last 5 years required. GCSE or Equivalent: English, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Science, HL4/SL4 (including MYP). Maths Studies, SL4.

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

DMM

Overall: DMM Required subjects: BTEC Applied Science. Other BTECs can be considered when taken with an A level in a relevant science subject. Recent study within the last 5 years required.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Overall: BBC Required subjects: A relevant science is required. Recent study within the last 5 years required. GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5: English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C Scottish National 5: Science - C.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

Overall: BBBBB Required subjects: A relevant science is required. Recent study within the last 5 years required. GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5: English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C Scottish National 5: Science - C.

Overall: Pass overall with BBC from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element. Required subjects: A relevant science is required. Recent study within the last 5 years required.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Paramedic science

**Why choose this course**
- Study a hands-on, clinical curriculum, designed in collaboration with the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, where you’ll learn to meet the diverse needs of patients, families and carers.

- Access our Clinical Simulation Centre, including our ambulance bay equipped with a working ambulance, to practise real scenarios on lifelike mannequins and actors.

- Spend half of your training in clinical placements, to practise your skills in healthcare settings, under the supervision of qualified practitioners.

- Learn from a multidisciplinary team of lecturers, who are all healthcare professionals with experience of working in the NHS.

- Get the academic requirements needed to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to work as a paramedic once you’ve graduated.

**What you will study**
On this course, designed in collaboration with the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, you’ll learn to meet the diverse needs of patients, families and carers, within a variety of settings.

In your first year, you’ll study topics that are fundamental to paramedic science, including concepts of caring, essential paramedic practice, physical health, and research and evidence-based practice, ensuring you have a solid foundation upon which to build the rest of your degree.

During your second year, you’ll learn about care across the lifespan, management of physical and mental health, patient assessments, and innovation and leadership.

In your third year, you’ll delve deeper into effective decision making for complex care, clinical leadership and consolidated paramedic practice, and patient management. You’ll also learn how to critically evaluate and appraise research and healthcare literature.

Throughout your training, you’ll also explore and develop the values required in modern healthcare, as outlined in the NHS Constitution.

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

Extra funding

The Government has announced that from September 2020 it’s introducing an annual maintenance payment of at least £5,000 for all new and continuing pre-registration nursing, midwifery, and many allied health students studying at English higher education providers. The funding will not need to be repaid. You can read the full announcement on the GOV.UK website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/nursing-students-to-receive-5-000-payment-a-year

The Uni


Course location:

Kate Granger Building (Surrey Research Park)

Department:

FHMS - 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.

91%
high
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

70%
Library resources
70%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

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.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Health associate professionals
13%
Natural and social science professionals
8%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

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

£28k

£28k

£27k

£27k

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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