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Course summary

Overview The BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree* is designed to enable you to practice confidently, competently and safely in a variety of relevant clinical settings. Equipping you with the skills and knowledge required to rise to the variety of challenges faced by Paramedics, you will be encouraged to show initiative, demonstrate critical thinking and work flexibly. Studying alongside other student health professionals within the School of Nursing and Allied Health, you will develop vital communication and interprofessional skills to enhance your practice and patient care. The programme will develop your theoretical knowledge and practical skills within both the university, via state of the art simulation and through a variety of clinical practice environments. On successful completion of the course *, you are eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council. *subject to validation Why study this course? 1. The curriculum has been designed to reflect the dynamic role of a Paramedic 2. With our commitment to inter-professional learning, you will learn from and with other health care professionals to enhance your practice and patient care. 3. You will learn from a highly experienced and passionate teaching team who will provide support you to help you to achieve your ambition. 4. We work with a number of clinical partners to give you essential practical experience on a range of clinical placements. 5. You will benefit from our new clinical skills suite including a state-of-the-art immersive lab. 6. Our Paramedic Science programme is subject to accreditation by the Health and Care Professions Council What does the course cover? You will study a range of modules including Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease, Interprofessional and Collaborative Practice and Evidence Based Healthcare. Modules covering clinical skills and specialist areas of practice including Trauma and Mental Health combine to cover all the components required to be eligible for registration as a paramedic. How will I be assessed? You will be assessed throughout the duration of the programme using a range of methods which will vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods may include: Objective Structured Clinical Skills Exams (OSCEs) Written assignments such as essays and case studies Exams (multiple choice, short/long answer) Portfolio completion Poster presentations Group work What careers could I consider? On successful completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC as a Paramedic*. You may choose to work in the NHS as part of an ambulance crew or in one of the many emerging roles such as a in a minor injuries unit or GP surgery. Career options are also available outside of the NHS such as in the off-shore industry, remote medicine or the armed forces.


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Assessment method

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Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We are currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry Requirements A-Level: Grade profile of BBC. To include a Science (Physics, Chemistry Biology, Human Biology, Sports Science or Physical Education). BTEC: Grade profile of DMM. This can be achieved from either an Extended National Diploma (Sport and Exercise Science, Health Science, Applied Science or Health and Social Care preferred) or a combination of smaller BTEC qualifications. T-levels: A T-level in Health or Science with an overall Merit grade. Other Level 3 qualifications are also accepted for entry. Please contact the admissions team for further information. Graduate Entry: A 2:2 or above in a related area will also be considered. Plus: GCSE/IGCSE English Language and Maths grades 9-4/A*-C or equivalent GCSE/IGCSE Biology or Human Biology grade 9-4/A*-C or equivalent Applicants must have achieved these before commencing on the three year programme. Applicants will also be required to be successful at a values based in person interview. All applicants for professional health programmes must undergo additional screening to ensure their suitability. Screening includes assessment of disclosure and barring service (DBS) status; as well as occupational health checks. Occupational health assessments ensure that applicants are fit to fulfil the demands of placements. Please refer to the Newman University website for details. Additional Funding From September 2020 students studying Nursing BSc, Midwifery BSc, Physiotherapy BSc, Occupational Therapy BSc and Paramedic Science BSc will receive a non-repayable and non-means-tested payment of at least £5,000 a year, in addition to existing mainstream student support. There will also be additional funding available on some prioritised courses. Additional funding will also be available for childcare and to support regional recruitment difficulties. Total additional funding could come to as much as £3,000 per year for some students. The new funding will be offered to continuing students as well as new course entrants. The new financial support is intended to provide additional funding and not to replace the maintenance loan. This funding is made available by the government. Students are advised to check the latest information from the government to confirm their eligibility.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Paramedic Science at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS