B.Sc. Paramedic Science

University of Greenwich, London, United Kingdom
Paramedics are key members of the 21st-century NHS and have a dynamic and challenging role requiring diverse skills and expertise. These two programmes have been developed in partnership with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (for Avery Hill) and the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (for Medway). They meet the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, the body that regulates the profession.

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English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6

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take an IELTS test.
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Requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

FROM 3 A-levels OR BTEC National Diploma

PLUS at least 3 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English, mathematics and a science) or equivalent qualifications

OR an approved Access to Higher Education Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits, 45 of which must be at level 3 with the remaining 15 at either level 2 or 3 with mathematics and English to at least level 2. A minimum of 30 of the level 3 credits must be at Merit or Distinction level.

• Applicants should check the full entry requirement details found on the paramedic science programme page on the online prospectus.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information

Accreditation

Opportunities exist for Paramedics to undertake specialist roles/secondments e.g. Helicopter emergency medical services or motorcycle response units.

The career framework for the profession provides for paramedics to further develop academically and vocationally onto, Specialist, Advanced and Consultant Paramedics, with some Trust offering Clinical Director of Service positions.

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Paramedics are key members of the 21st-century NHS and have a dynamic and challenging role requiring diverse skills and expertise. These two programmes have been developed in partnership with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (for Avery Hill) and the South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (for Medway). They meet the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council, the body that regulates the profession.

The programmes appeal to a variety of individuals with varied employment and academic backgrounds, ages and experiences. You should appreciate that quality and standards are crucial to the development of the paramedic profession. You should also wish to gain a qualification that is both academic and vocational.

Candidates are required to attend for interview and a literacy and numeracy test must also be passed. Criminal Records Bureau, Independent Safeguarding Agency registration and occupational health screening apply. Candidates must also have a full clean manual UK driving licence. Candidates will also be required to obtain category C1 on their driving licence by 1 September of the year of entry.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To prepare you to apply for registration with the HPC as a registered paramedic
  • To develop the personal and professional skills required to undertake the role and responsibilities of a registered paramedic
  • To explore experiences and knowledge of multi-professional teamwork. This includes collaborative working practices, and partnerships with service users and carers.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 10350 Year (Non-EEA)
Start date September 2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year 1

  • Academic Skills for Health and Social Care (15 credits)
  • Foundations for Effective Practice (30 credits)
  • Introduction to Clinical Sciences (15 credits)
  • Clinical Sciences (30 credits)
  • Paramedic Skills for Effective Practice (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Paramedic Practice Based Learning 1 (30 credits)
  • Ethics and Law for Paramedic Practice(15 credits)
  • Psycho-Social Aspects of Paramedic Practice (15 credits)
  • Leadership in Practice(30 credits)
  • Relating Clinical Sciences to Patient Assessment (30 credits)

Year 3

  • Paramedic Practice Based Learning 2 (30 credits)
  • Complex Clinical Sciences (15 credits)
  • Advanced Patient Assessment( 30 credits)
  • Project for Healthcare Practice (30 credits)
  • Transition to Paramedic Practice (15 credits)

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