Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary
- Combine theory and practice to meet the modern day challenges of integrated patient care.
- Learn to assess, stabilise, treat and manage patients at the scene of an accident or emergency.
- Meet the future healthcare agenda through digital competence.
- Study an integrated healthcare curriculum — learning with, from and about other healthcare professionals.
- Apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- self-directed study
- practical sessions
- group exercises
- practice placement
- interprofessional collaboration
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Applied Anatomy And Physiology Applied Pathophysiology Clinical Placement Practice 1 Collaboration For Individual And Community Wellbeing Paramedic Clinical Theory And Practice 1A Paramedic Clinical Theory And Practice 1B Personal And Professional Development Year 2 - Compulsory modules Assessing And Addressing Complexity Clinical Placement Practice 2 Evidence And Enquiry For Practice Paramedic Clinical Theory And Practice 2A Paramedic Clinical Theory And Practice 2B Pharmacology For Practice Final year - Compulsory Modules Clinical Placement Practice 3 Paediatric And Obstetric Practice Paramedic Clinical Theory And Practice 3 Professional Leadership The Advancing Professional Working With Complexity In Practice
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
- Paramedics, College of
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 not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK.
If you are in the process of completing the FdSc Professional Practice in Health and Social Care at one of our partner colleges and are looking to progress your career as a registered professional, we would welcome an application from you. Please note the different application routes below: Completing the level 4 Certificate of Higher Education in Professional Practice in Health and Social Care means you can apply via UCAS to be considered for entry at Year 1 of your chosen professional degree Completing the full two year FdSc to level 5 means you can apply to be considered for entry in to Year 2 of this professional degree. This is a direct application process in accordance with the partnership arrangement between Sheffield Hallam University and your college, not via UCAS. Please note that places to commence this course in Year 2 are limited. Other equivalent qualifications are considered individually, and include previous degrees that are grade 2.2 or above. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Occupational Health Screening You must undertake occupational health screening to determine your suitability to undertake the course. This will be provided by the University free of charge. Immunisations You must undertake a programme of immunisations as required by the Department of Health and meet the immunisation and immunity requirements of placement providers. This will be provided by the University free of charge.
If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to an online interview. To confirm your identity on the day please bring a valid form of photo ID with you, preferably a passport or photo driving licence. If your application is shortlisted you will be required to complete an additional task before being considered to attend an interview. This task is to produce and submit a 2 minute (maximum) video answering the following question: 'Tell us what you know about Paramedicine and why do you want to join this profession?’
Experience of interacting with members of the public from a range of backgrounds in different settings is essential when applying to a health or social care course. This is so you will have an understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. It is important to be able to understand and explain how your experiences relate to the activities and qualities which are required for the profession at your interview. There are many ways you can gain experience - this might be as part of a programme of study or in a paid or voluntary capacity, and doesn't always need to be within a care setting. Interacting with people with different life experiences will help you develop a deeper level of understanding of the diversity of the population who access health and social care. In your personal statement please reflect upon your learning from any of these experiences demonstrating an understanding of the paramedic profession and a genuine, reasoned commitment to studying a paramedic science course. You will be invited to attend a selection event if these key elements are included in your personal statement. Pre-course Day After completing the above professional checks, if you reside in the UK you are expected to make every reasonable attempt to attend a Pre-Course Day event to undertake the professional requirements of your course. This is also an opportunity to meet fellow applicant to the health and social care courses who will be starting their studies at the same time as you, some current students and teaching staff.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||With a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.|
Please note that the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) require IELTS 7.0 with no element below 6.5 for registration
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.