BSc (Hons) - Paramedic Science
You’re resilient and a great communicator. You have a passion to help your local community. You thrive in the unknown and in emergency situations. We can provide specialist training to begin your career as a fully qualified paramedic. Your degree will allow you to practise as a safe and competent paramedic. We will continue to support you after graduation, with continuing professional development and postgraduate courses.
What’s more, our Allied Health Profession courses are ranked 1st in the North West and top 10 in the UK. We are also 1st in the North West for continuation and career prospects following graduation from Allied Health Profession Courses (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results).
We are unable to accept International Applications for this programme.
Application of theory to practice is integral to your learning and understanding, and our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course reflects this. Throughout your degree, you'll be engaged in weekly practical learning to confirm and practise newly learned subject areas. Supporting this, you will learn through simulation exercises via our key practice partners and in our own dedicated simulation facilities. For example, in your first year you will work with the fire and ambulance service through station-based inductions and vehicle extraction exercises.
In addition, our major incident day gives you the opportunity to work with policing and forensic science students to deal with a series of realistic simulated crimes. You'll have the unique opportunity to study elements of traumatic jobs in the real world with actors and realistic scenarios to develop quick thinking and essential lifesaving skills.
Our modern facilities including a simulated ambulance, a mock hospital ward and a mock patient residence. All equipment is based at the Lancaster campus and is geared up for a truly unique experience for paramedic practice and the ‘real-life’ scenes that aid your development as a professional.
Alongside this, you'll gain 1,875 hours of practice placement experience with the ambulance service and 'spoke' learning in areas such as emergency departments, mental health, end-of-life care, hospital theatres, GP practices, nursing homes and residential homes.
On this course you will...
- Receive supportive teaching from tutors within a close-knit learning community.
- Be taught by a diverse teaching faculty, with an abundance of practice experience and individual practice expertise.
- Experience a variety of learning methods, utilising the excellent paramedic facilities on campus.
- Undertake a second year 'rural paramedicine' module, developing your ability to manage patients for longer periods of time.
- Discover the contemporary programme, designed to develop you to be prepared for practice in the ambulance service setting.
What our students and alumni say
The moment I met my mentor and attended my first ever job I knew that I had picked the right course for me. This has only been solidified with every placement hour I have completed!
Heather Dowell, Paramedic Science
After working as a carer throughout the pandemic Heather realised she wanted to work in healthcare, the diversity of paramedic science appealed to her.
I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course, and I am very grateful to all the lecturing staff who were fundamental in my development. The lecturing staff are extremely knowledgeable, and up to date with contemporary practice. My tutors did not only support my academic work but my personal development too.
Former student Amelia found the practical aspects of the course including the major incident day invaluable in helping her put learning into practice when she was studying.
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