BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science*

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Location Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date October 2020
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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We have been overwhelmed with applications for our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree. As a result we are no longer accepting applications for the September 2020 start date. If you still want to get into health we have lots of courses available. Find out more here

This programme takes a unique approach to paramedic education, where the paramedic is seen an integrated role within the wider NHS. This means that our programme is written to provide knowledge and experiences of the different areas of the NHS. This in turn will ensure graduates are ready to undertake a variety of jobs within the NHS ranging from the more traditional frontline paramedic to an urgent care practitioner with a GP Practice. Technology Enhanced Learning is a key component of our paramedic education, where we use Virtual Reality, Simulation and a variety of multi-media is used.

Graduate destinations

This programme offers a good range of employment opportunities, within the NHS and within other organisations which deliver pre-hospital and emergency care, such as off-shore sites as a remote medic, within rescue services and disaster management.

The role of paramedic is developing to include roles in new clinical areas. For example, paramedics may work alongside doctors and nurses as emergency care practitioners (ECPs), also known as senior paramedics, based in:

  • health centres;
  • GPs' surgeries;
  • minor injuries units;
  • hospital accident and emergency departments;
  • community hospitals.

It is also possible, with further training in critical care and trauma, to move into the senior role of critical care paramedic.

Due to the geographical location of our University, our programme also focuses on Rural Paramedicine. The lecturing staff use their expertise gained working in a rural setting to teach student about community healthcare, prolonged patient journey times and advanced referral process. All this are combined within the Integrated Care Curriculum focus.

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UG Open Event(2020 entry enquirers only)

Wed 18 Mar 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.

UG Open Event (2020 entry enquirers only)

Wed 22 Apr 2020

It’s not too late to apply to us for 2020 entry, our expert teams of support and academic staff are on hand to give you a bespoke and personal visit experience that will arm you with everything you need to know about starting a course in September 2020.