Keen to make a difference to people’s lives? If you’re caring, an effective communicator, and you thrive in challenging environments where no two days are the same, our Paramedic Science BSc(Hons) course is for you. Paramedics are Allied Health Professionals who assess, treat, manage, refer, and discharge patients who require acute, chronic or specialist services across urgent and emergency care environments. Our three-year course, which was designed and written by qualified paramedics provides theoretical, practical and placement learning opportunities across a range of practice environments. You’ll be taught by an experienced team of paramedic lecturers and practitioners who are currently working in practice, providing you with the knowledge, skills, and expertise to respond to a diverse range of patients across a variety of settings. The course will be responsive to local, regional, and national changes to emergency services and healthcare, to provide you with the most comprehensive skills and knowledge. Why Study Paramedic Science BSc(Hons) at University of Huddersfield? Designed to give you the skills and expertise to become a paramedic and provide care, on the frontline, to those who need it most. During your studies, you’ll discover a range of paramedic skills and concepts, and make the most of our established, strong relationship with the local Ambulance Trust, via career-enhancing practice placements. Plus, in 2024, the University’s new Daphne Steele Building will open on the site of the National Health Innovation campus. This will allow our Paramedic Science BSc(Hons) students to benefit from specialist clinical teaching facilities and world-leading research facilities. This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). Upon successful completion, you'll be eligible to apply for registration with the HCPC and work as a Newly Qualified Paramedic (NQP). Professional Bodies This course is regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS). Why Huddersfield? Huddersfield’s vibrant and friendly campus is a great place from which to study, while the town itself offers lots to see and do, with good transport links in and around the area. Not quite ready to start Paramedic Science BSc(Hons)? Successful completion of our Health Foundation Pathway will equip you with the foundation knowledge to study Paramedic Science.
This is a common first year and comprises: • Introduction to Patient Assessment and Management • Law, Policy and Ethics for Paramedics • Non-technical Skills for Paramedics • Paramedic Care across the Lifespan • Paramedic Skills 1. To see the full range of modules and descriptions, please visit our website. A link to this course can be found at the bottom of the page in the ‘Course contact details’ section.
Teaching and learning on this course are delivered through lectures, seminars, group work, practical experience, simulation, role play and computer-based learning, including quizzes, voting boards and forums. It is also delivered through work-based learning, where you’ll undertake practice placements both within the ambulance service and other health or social care environments. Teaching is delivered on campus and through our University's Virtual Learning Environment. Assessment involves a combination of coursework, practice/competency-based learning and examination including case-studies, presentations, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and practical scenarios.
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How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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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NCFE CACHE Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma / Level 3 Extended Diploma: Grade B. In addition you must have GCSE English Language or Literature and Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme, or equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. If you do not have the appropriate qualifications for direct entry to this degree you may be able to apply to our Health Foundation Pathway leading to a BSc(Hons) Degree - https://courses.hud.ac.uk/full-time/undergraduate/health-foundation-pathway-leading-to-a-bsc-hons-degree You must have evidence of Health and/or Social Care experience. This may include employment or work experience where you have dealt with service users, their carers and significant others. Offers will be subject to an interview and references. You also need satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and occupational health clearances prior to registration. We arrange these as part of the application process. You’ll be required to sign a self-declaration at the start of each year. All police contact during the course must be reported to the course leader as a matter of urgency and may lead to suspension or termination. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over. Placement providers for this course may require you to have received a number of vaccinations, unless medically exempt, and provide evidence of these. As a student on a course with a clinical or healthcare placement, we strongly recommend that you complete any courses of vaccinations required under current guidelines for your future profession. Failure to do so may result in your inability to undertake a placement in certain clinical settings, therefore impacting upon your academic progression, and may result in academic failure of your course. Please note all the information provided in support of your application may be checked and must be verifiable as a true record. Every person who applies for this course and meets the minimum entry requirement will be given the same opportunity in the selection process. In addition to completing an application form, all applicants will be interviewed using values-based recruitment to ensure that the course is suitable for that particular student. You need to be able to meet the physical demands of a variety of placement settings. As per Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) (2023) ‘Standards of Proficiency’, you must be able to ‘understand and be able to apply appropriate moving and handling techniques’. Having a disability should not be seen as a barrier to becoming a health and care professional. As such the University will consider reasonable adjustments, in line with any disclosed application. Further guidance relating to becoming a health and care professional is found in the HCPC (2015) ‘Health, disability and becoming a health and care professional’ guidance. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements. Please note places are limited and attainment of the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer. You must include details of any previous study.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/ NHS Funding Students studying this course may be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant of at least £5,000 each year. Further information is available on the NHS Learning Support Fund Website - https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-learning-support-fund
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