Paramedics work in a dynamic, challenging and constantly evolving profession, where no two days are the same. Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree gives you the opportunity to learn from our team of experienced, award winning and innovative staff , our practice partners, including West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) and a range of specialist guest speakers, on your journey to becoming a qualified paramedic. What makes Paramedic Science at Worcester Special? Our mission is to provide a programme that enables students to grow in ability and confidence so on exit from the programme they are equipped to deliver high quality patient centred care as rounded, caring and compassionate health care professionals who they - and the wider profession - are proud to call paramedics. Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science course seeks to not only promote technical excellence, but to nurture the professional values that place the patient, as an individual, at the centre of practice. To that end the course has at its core a concept of a holistic approach to care, valuing patients as individuals and not merely a biological system. Students will be encouraged to take ownership of their own learning, as confident, motivated independent learners supporting the ethos of lifelong learning, supported by colleagues both in the university setting but also in the practice arena. They will learn through experience, inquiry and problem solving; thus, enabling them to understand and not just know. The intention is to equip students to find sound solutions to the novel situations they will encounter in their professional lives. Students will develop a solid foundation on which to build their future clinical, professional and academic development. The programme seeks to achieve the very best in students enabling to do the very best for their patients and the profession they will join. Key features
- Our staff team comprises of experienced and award-winning academics, HCPC registered paramedics and those with specialist knowledge and skills. We also have a diverse range of specialist guest speakers to provide students with a broad and up to date understanding of paramedic practice within a diverse health and social care environment
- The staff team work closely with our Ambulance Trust practice partners, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust (WMAS), to promote an excellent practice experience for students.
- The course also offers students a variety of alternative placements within a range of healthcare settings, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, learning from and about other healthcare professionals.
- We also work with our service user and carer group IMPACT to enable students to learn from the people who use health and care services. IMPACT comprises of carers of learning-disabled relatives, mental health survivors, people with long-term physical disabilities, care leavers, survivors of domestic abuse and people with dementia.
- A strong focus on clinical skills and simulation in safe environments prior to entering practice, enables students to feel confident to apply learning to practice, supported by our academic team and by mentors from the Ambulance Trust.
- The course explores not only clinical skills but also broader issues of professional practice, including, social, cultural, moral, legal and political facets of pre-hospital care, preparing you for a varied career as a paramedic.
- Upon successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for professional registration as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC).
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How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Worcester accepts all qualifications within the Tariff, and normally looks for the equivalent of 3 A levels. More information can be found at http://www.worcester.ac.uk/journey/entry-requirements.html
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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