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University of West London

Paramedic Science (Pre-registration)

UCAS Code: B950

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Paramedic science

Do you have a healthcare profession undergraduate degree and want to become a paramedic? Then this is the course for you! Delivered in partnership with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, this will be one of the first pre-registration paramedic science courses at Masters level in the country.

Paramedics are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulated Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), who provide unscheduled care to people who have an urgent or emergency healthcare need out of the hospital environment. They assess, treat, manage, discharge and/or where appropriate refer service users across the lifespan, with almost any injury or illness (encompassing acute, chronic, and/or specialist services).

This exciting course will enable you to become an autonomous practitioner who has the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise to deliver safe, effective and appropriate treatment to patients with urgent, emergency, and unscheduled healthcare requirements. This includes, management at the scene, or in-hospital of critically ill and injured patients.
Training to become a paramedic with UWL and the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, one of the busiest in the country, will give you a sense of satisfaction, as every day will be different and very rewarding.
Successful completion of this course provides eligibility to apply for HCPC registration as a Paramedic.

You will study 180 credits at academic level 7 over two years.

Year 1 Modules
• Applied Paramedic Science 20 credits
• Responding to Population Health and Well-being 20 credits
• Social, Health and Behavioural Sciences 20 credits
• Evaluating Evidence for Translation in Paramedic Practice 20 credits
• Paramedic Practice 1 10 credits

Year 2 Modules
• Holistic Assessment and Management of the Patient 20 credits
• Managing Safety and Complexity in the Paramedic Care Delivery 20 credits
• Critical Synthesis of Evidence for Paramedic Practice (Dissertation) 40 credits
• Paramedic Practice 2 10 credits

Placements will be with both the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and in a number of wider health and social care settings i.e.
o Residential care home, ward area, hospice
o GP surgery
o theatre, intensive care/high dependency
o Mental health environments
o Maternity and children’s services

Placements will follow clinical shift patterns including unsociable hours i.e. days, nights, weekends and bank holidays. You will not receive payment for your placement learning.

Successful completion of this course provides eligibility to apply for HCPC registration as a Paramedic. As a HCPC registered paramedic you can apply for a job in an Ambulance Trust, where the majority of Paramedics work.
Paramedics also work in range of different environments on gaining post-qualifying experience, for example:
• GP Surgeries
• Walk-in centres
• Minor injury units
• Helicopter emergency services
• Oil rigs
• Research units

The Uni


Course location:

West London

Department:

College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

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Average annual salary
98%
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Employed or in further education
88%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

90%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
3%
Caring personal services
2%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

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Paramedic science

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