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University of Worcester

Paramedic Science

UCAS Code: B950

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

Entry requirements


120 UCAS Tariff points required to include 1 science (for example, Chemistry, Biology, Human Biology, PE, Physics, Applied Science, Psychology, Physical Education, Health & Social Care, Sport & Exercise Science). We do not accept General Studies.

Access to Higher Education Diploma welcomed - 60 credits in total, with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 - at least 24 credits at Distinction and the remainder at Merit, at least 15 of those in Biological Science related subjects. Preferred courses include Health and Social Care, Paramedic Science, Health Professionals or similar. At least 120 UCAS points must be achieved.

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

DDM

BTEC Extended National Diploma (Sport & Exercise Science, Health Science and Applied Science preferred) DDM. Other BTEC National Diplomas may be considered with AS or A2 Biology / Human Biology / PE. We will not be accepting Uniformed Public Service (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

120

5 GCSEs including Maths and English Language also required. (Functional Skills Level 2 Mathematics and English are not acceptable)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Paramedic science

Paramedics work in a dynamic, challenging and constantly evolving profession, where no two days are the same. Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree gives you the opportunity to learn from our team of experienced, award winning and innovative staff team, our practice partners; West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) and a range of specialist guest speakers, on your journey to becoming a qualified paramedic.

* We are currently revising and updating the curriculum for our BSc Paramedic Science programme to reflect the changing health and social care environment. for 2021 entry.

**What makes Paramedic Science at Worcester Special?**
Our mission is to provide a programme that enables students to grow in ability and confidence so on exit from the programme they are equipped to deliver high quality patient centred care as rounded, caring and compassionate health care professionals who they - and the wider profession - are proud to call paramedics.

Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course seeks to not only promote technical excellence, but to nurture the professional values that place the patient, as an individual, at the centre of practice. To that end the course has at its core a concept of a holistic approach to care, valuing patients as individuals and not merely a biological system. Students will be encouraged to take ownership of their own learning, as confident, motivated independent learners supporting the ethos of lifelong learning, supported by colleagues both in the university setting but also in the practice arena. They will learn through experience, inquiry and problem solving; thus, enabling them to understand and not just know. The intention is to equip students to find sound solutions to the novel situations they will encounter in their professional lives. Students will develop a solid foundation on which to build their future clinical, professional and academic development. The programme seeks to achieve the very best in students enabling to do the very best for their patients and the profession they will join.

Modules

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Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Worcester

Department:

School of Allied Health and Community

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.

67%
low
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
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

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
39%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

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.

£21,900
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
62%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

£20k

£20k

£20k

£20k

£19k

£19k

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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