Paramedic Science Liverpool John Moores University

Undergraduate

On this course you will learn how to assess and treat a wide range of patients with a variety of acute and long term conditions, both medical and trauma-related.

Working alongside other health professionals and emergency services, you will develop strong leadership skills and the ability to work independently, as well as being a member of a team. A good level of physical fitness is paramount as moving and handling of patients and equipment is part of the role.

Your placements will be in the most part with North West Ambulance NHS Trust (NWAS). They are the largest ambulance service outside London, providing emergency care for 7 million people across the region and responding to 952,000 calls each year.

As you progress under supervision, you will be challenged to adapt quickly as situations change. The course will help you develop the clinical skills, underpinning knowledge and interpersonal skills you need to care for people in distressing circumstances. Ultimately, you will have the confidence to work effectively and independently.

We utilise many practice areas within the Merseyside and Cheshire area, which include NWAS, accident and emergency departments, health centres, hospital operating theatres, maternity units, paediatric facilities, mental health facilities and critical care facilities. Each of these placements will add to your experience and development as a paramedic student.

We have excellent facilities within the university so that we can offer you simulated experiences to support your practice. You will benefit from multi-professional days when you will be working alongside and learning with midwifery and nursing students.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Start date

    16 September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

You will study a range of topics as you move through your three-year programme. This degree will fully prepare you for practice. You will be able to apply for registration with the HCPC and feel confident in yourself as a practitioner.

By completing each of the modules from anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology through to leadership and research, you will benefit from modules that are current, topical and designed around today's evidence base.

Assessment method

Your marks and feedback will be available within 15 working days of submitting a piece of work.

That’s because we believe that constructive feedback is vital in helping you identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to develop further.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code A900
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Before they are approved for the programme, applicants will need both an Enhanced DBS and Occupational Health check. While the Occupational Health check is free of charge, applicants will need to cover the cost for the DBS check (£11).

​We are looking for evidence of understanding the wider context of the role, as Paramedic practice involves working individually and as a member of a multidisciplinary team. The aim is to provide care, treatment and support to people who have experienced unexpected health problems.

We want applicants to demonstrate their understanding and commitment to the profession, who will provide excellent care and treatment. We also require evidence of relevant experience in the field of health care. This may have been paid employment, voluntary or personal experience, but we will expect you to be able to communicate specific details of these caring opportunities.

Applicants should demonstrate a strong desire to continually develop and improve their skills as a student and ultimately as a registered paramedic. In addition, essential aspects are excellent communication skills, good time management skills, a willingness to work flexible shift patterns.

Applicants should demonstrate an ability to balance and combine academic study, clinical work and family/social life.

LJMU are able to offer direct entry to the second year of the programme under existing RP(E)L arrangement given the proven relevant experience and qualifications.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted; therefore applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission. Failure to confirm you hold a full manual driving licence​ on your personal statement will result in your application being unsuccessful.

What happens if you are shortlisted:

If shortlisted, you will be invited to a selection process consisting of an individual interview

Other information:

If successful, in addition to any conditions, all offers will be subject to:

Satisfactory Medical Clearance/Examination. We will contact you direct to undertake this.
Satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check
We will contact you direct to undertake this and further information can be found at www.disclosure.gov.uk

You must hold a full UK manual driving licence and provisional/full C1 entitlement. In addition, applicants will have to follow Faculty procedures for declaring any convictions if successful after interview.

We do accept RP(E)L dependant on case

Important information about the programme:

There is an expectation that you will fully prepare for employment with the ambulance service over the three years of the programme. You will be expected as part of the programme to complete a series of assessments involving moving and handling techniques. The assessments will be ongoing, in practice and within the university. This is necessary to ensure that you have sufficient physical ability to cope with extreme work demands as and when these occur. The assessment will minimise the health risks or injury known to exist within low fitness groups when regularly engaged in hard physical work. The university will offer support through theory and practice in terms of techniques, skills and equipment to be used.
A level BBC Minimum number of A Levels required: 2
Is general studies acceptable? Yes
Are AS level awards acceptable? No
Average A Level offer: BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM in a relevant subject area is required if no other level 3 qualifications are taken
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Further information: Access programme must be in a relevant subject area. Points can be gained from a combination of passes, merits and distinctions
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Additional information: 112 UCAS points required
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications
Grades / subjects required: 112 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects
FETAC acceptability: The following modules must be achieved at Distinction:
Anatomy and Physiology, Human Growth and Development, Introduction to Nursing

Prior to application applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language, Mathematics and Science GCSE or an approved alternative qualification

• Key Skills Level 2
• NVQ Level 2 Functional skills
• Skills for Life Level 2
• Higher Diploma
• Functional skills level 2
• Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2
• Wales Essential Skills Level 2

​All applicants are shortlisted based on qualifications (achieved and/or predicted) in the first instance. We will then check you have evidenced that you hold a full UK manual driving licence as part of your personal statement. If you meet the criteria in terms of qualifications and you have evidenced that you hold a full UK manual driving licence, we will then shortlist on the basis of your personal statement and reference. If you are invited to an interview you will need to produce your full manual driving licence. Following a successful interview you will need meet all the additional criteria above including evidence of holding a provisional C1 driving licence.

Failure to confirm you hold a full manual driving licence on your personal statement will result in your application being unsuccessful. Failure to meet any of the conditions above will result in your application being unsuccessful. Please note: The full C1 element on your licence is required at the point of employment with an Ambulance Trust, C1 training is not part of the paramedic programme at the university.

We accept Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE) and Extended Project Stand Alone qualifications. We will also accept the new Cache Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care grade B or above, or in combination with other relevant qualifications.

Due to the volume of applications, amendments will not be accepted once an application has been submitted; therefore applicants are advised to make sure each section is completed correctly prior to submission.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants are required to follow Faculty procedures for declaring any convictions before and after interview. We will contact you directly to arrange this.

Health checks

We will contact you directly to arrange this.

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £14,450 Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.