University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Paramedic Science

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Course summary

You’re resilient and a great communicator. You have a passion to help your local community. You thrive in the unknown and in emergency situations. We can provide specialist training to begin your career as a fully qualified paramedic. Your degree will allow you to practise as a safe and competent paramedic. We will continue to support you after graduation, with continuing professional development and postgraduate courses. What’s more, our Allied Health Profession courses are ranked 1st in the North West and top 10 in the UK. We are also 1st in the North West for continuation and career prospects following graduation from Allied Health Profession Courses (Guardian University Guide 2023 Results). Course Overview You'll receive access to our modern facilities including a simulated ambulance, mock hospital ward and mock patient residence. All equipment is based at the Lancaster campus and is geared up for a unique experience of paramedical science and the ‘real-life’ scenes that aid your professional development. Our major incident day will enable you to work with policing and forensic students to deal with a series of realistic crimes. You'll have the unique opportunity to study elements of traumatic jobs in the real world with actors and realistic scenarios to develop quick thinking and essential lifesaving skills. You'll learn on campus alongside engaging and working with the ambulance service on placement, allowing you to put your theoretical learning into practice. On this course you will...

  • Receive supportive teaching from tutors within a close-knit learning community.
  • Be taught by a diverse teaching faculty, with an abundance of practice experience and individual practice expertise.
  • Experience a variety of learning methods, utilising the excellent paramedic facilities on campus.
  • Undertake a second year 'rural paramedicine' module, developing your ability to manage patients for longer periods of time.
  • Discover the contemporary programme, designed to develop you to be prepared for practice in the ambulance service setting.
What You Will Learn The programme is informed by practice and scholarly research. Academic weeks consist of four full learning days which are a blend of learning by theory and practical sessions. You'll be allocated a fixed study day each academic week to consolidate your learning and prepare for assessments. All our practice placements offer a full range of clinical exposure, inclusive of ambulance and non-ambulance settings. Placements will be provided across the North West (predominantly Cumbria). Whilst on practice placements you'll observe registered professionals, working under their supervision and participating in clinical practice. Year one
  • Development of Academic Skills and Reflective Practice
  • Fundamental Practice and Protection of Service Users in Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care Environments
  • Clinical Knowledge and Skills for Assisting with Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care
  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Foundations for Decision Making and Legislative Aspects of Pre-Hospital Care
  • Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care: Developing Evidence-Based Practice
  • Constructing Values, Skills, and Competencies for the Emerging Paramedic
Year two
  • Developing Clinical Care, Judgement and Competence in Paramedic Practice
  • Pre Hospital Recognition and Management of Acute Illness and Long Term Conditions
  • Pre Hospital Care and Management of Trauma and Environmental Emergencies
  • Pre Hospital Care of Women and Children's Health
  • Research Methods
  • Developing Values, Skills and Competencies of the Paramedic
Year three
  • Dissertation
  • Enhancing Clinical Practice and Decision Making for the Contemporary Paramedic
  • Preparing the Professional Practitioner
  • Holistic Approach to Patient Health and Wellbeing
  • Understanding Primary and Urgent Care
  • Consolidating Values, Skills and Competencies of the Paramedic

Course details

Assessment method

Formative assessment is an important feature within the programme and may include in‐class or online activities such as research diaries, assignments and tests. The programme ensures summative assessments are designed to provide a creative and balanced strategy throughout the programme. The summative assessments all relate to the working environment of a paramedic enabling you to take your assessed learning into the practice environment to optimise the provision of patient care.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B780
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Lancaster
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE English, Maths and Science at grade C / 4 or higher. These must have been achieved at point of application.

Additional entry requirements

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

Interview

Institutions Own Test (IOT)

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Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
95%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Paramedic Science at University of Cumbria - UCAS