BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science*

UCAS

Course code B780

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UCAS

Course code B780

Key course details

Location Ambleside
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme Specification
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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 Ambleside campus, our programme also focused 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.