Studying a BSc in Paramedic Science will give you the essential skills, knowledge, and attributes to begin an exciting and rewarding career as a Registered Paramedic. You will learn about anatomy and physiology, the major body systems and the conditions that affect them, how to assess patients and identify life-threatening conditions, and administering life support. You will also develop an understanding of the role and relevance of research, concepts of patient care, and legal and ethical principles relating to healthcare. Swansea University has over ten years experience supporting learner paramedics through their educational journey. Many of our teaching staff are registered paramedics who still work in practice, providing an unrivalled combination of academic rigour and professional expertise. We are also ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Paramedic Science (Guardian University Guide 2022). Our course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council, enabling you to apply for registered status on completion of the course. This is a legal requirement for anyone who wishes to practise as a paramedic. Our excellent facilities in the School of Health and Social Care include a realistic clinical suite so you can learn practical skills in a safe, supervised environment before using them in a real-life situation. You will also have access to realistic workplace experiences at the Welsh National Ambulance training centre. Together with face-to-face learning activities, you will use digital solutions, such as Learning Space for clinical simulations, where you will receive immediate and detailed video feedback to enhance clinical learning and facilitate the development of essential paramedic skills. Virtual reality will be used to enhance anatomy teaching, allowing you to visualise organ systems and their relationships within the body. Half of your course will be taught at our Singleton Park and the other half will take place in key clinical placements within the NHS and at Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust facilities. These placements will include working on board operational ambulances, as well as with colleagues in hospital settings such as theatres, and accident and emergency departments. You will join a university that is; • 15th in the UK for Course Satisfaction - Guardian University Guide 2023 • 12th in the UK for Student Satisfaction – NSS 2021 • UK Top 25 University - Guardian University Guide 2022
Year 1 • Personal & Professional Attributes • Anatomy & Physiology • Medical conditions in the emergency & unscheduled care setting • Trauma conditions in the emergency and unscheduled care setting • Care across the lifespan Year 2 • Clinical Leadership in Practice • Mental Health & Social Exclusion • Anatomy & Physiology (2) - Community based Care Management • Managing time critical patients • Evidence Informed Practice Year 3 • Enhanced Decision Making • Transition into professional practice • Educating and Learning in Practice • Personal & Professional Practice Development
Assessments will include practical Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs), written exams, oral presentations, written assignments, practical observations, and clinical skills assessments. The range of assessment methods is chosen to develop and demonstrate a range of skills transferable to the modern healthcare environment including reflection, oral and written communication, confidence and competence in care delivery and the ability to research, appraise and evaluate evidence. Placement competency will be assessed by your practice assessor.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is open to UK applicants only.
GCSE requirements: A minimum of five GCSEs at A-C grade, these must include Welsh/English Language, Mathematics and a Physical Science or Double Award Science. If offered a place, you will also need: A full Category B driving licence with a maximum of three penalty points. A provisional Category C1 licence will be required by the start of the course, a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or approved equivalent and an Occupational Health Check. For applicants whose first language is not English we require a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 (or equivalent) and no less than 7.0 in each component.
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Fees and funding
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Additional fee information
If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.