Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)

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Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 09/10/2018

Our Paramedic Science undergraduate course will provide you with a wide range of academic and practical components to equip you with the required competencies to become a Paramedic registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Our teaching team is made up of a subject leader and a number of Lecturer / Senior Lecturers who are experienced Paramedics, Specialist Paramedics and an Emergency care sister. All of our teaching staff have significant practice experience and qualifications ranging from a first degree up to a Professional Doctorate student.

Course

Highlights

  • Robust and supportive mentoring to aid you whilst on placements.
  • Work based placements will provide you with key industry experience.
  • Become registered with the Health and Care Professions Council on completion of the course.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Rules and Regulations

You will be expected to conduct yourself in line with the Code of Conduct relating to student paramedics registering with the Health and Care Professions Council.

If you were once a registered allied health professional but took a career break and are looking for more information about financial, clinical and academic support available to return to practice, please visit the Health Education England site.

Course Details

The course has a modular curriculum, ensuring that you are able to develop both academically and practically. This course combines practical placements with blended academic study in each term. Placements can be in ambulance service work areas such as emergency ambulances, response cars, or in specialist roles such as paramedic practitioners. Other practice areas include experience in theatre departments/anaesthetics, A&E, maternity, minor injury/minor illness, coronary care and paediatrics.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science will enable you to apply for registration as a Paramedic with the Health Professions Council, meeting the HCPC’s education requirements for registration.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

If you hold one of the following qualification you will be eligible to apply for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science:

  • BBC at A Level including a Science subject (Biology is desirable)
  • DDM at BTEC from courses in Science or Health subject areas
  • Access course (must be health or science related) you will need to achieve 15 level 3 credits at distinction and 30 level 3 credits at Merit

It is essential that you have your C1 test booked by the 1st of September, prior to starting the course. The cost of C1 is your responsibility.

In addition to the requirements above, you will need to have five or more GCSEs (or equivalents) at grade C/4 or above, including English, Mathematics and a Science subject.

If you have relevant Urgent and Emergency Health Care experience and have a good knowledge of the role of the Paramedic then you are encouraged to apply for this course. Transferable skills relevant to Paramedic practice are essential with an excellent recommendation reference.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

Course Content

You will undertake learning in bio-scientific principles, professional studies which includes ethics, law and behavioural sciences and clinical care practice. This is underpinned by the practice module where you will translate your learning into your professional work environment.

  • Fundamentals of Emergency Clinical Care (40 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSC1009
    Core Module Y
  • Biosciences 1 (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSC1010
    Core Module Y
  • Paramedic Practice 1 (30 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSC1012P
    Core Module Y
  • Professional Studies for Paramedics (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSC1011
    Core Module Y
  • Ambulance Service Vocational Driving (0 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSC1003P
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • you will be able to use a clinical skills suite that has an ambulance simulator, medium fidelity manikins and a full range of paramedic patient management equipment and patient handling aids to assist you in your learning
  • a variety of placements in clinical practice in both ambulance and non-ambulance areas
  • we have a robust mentorship and preceptorship in place to support you whilst you are on placement
  • specialised equipment is available in profession specific skill areas, including a purpose built ambulance within the skills laboratory
  • tutors which engage regularly in practice as qualified healthcare professionals
  • copies of all core texts required throughout the course are available to borrow from the library or download as e-books

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Public Health MSc

 

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional Costs
From 2017 onwards, all students will be responsible for getting to and from their placement areas, this will incur an additional expense in tersm of fuel/travel expenses.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Values Based Recruitment

Values Based Recruitment is an approach which attracts and selects students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

The purpose of Values Based Recruitment is to ensure that the future and current NHS workforce is selected against the values of the NHS Constitution, so that we recruit people with the right skills and values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

Our Faculty of Health and Society supports the values stated in the NHS Constitution and these values are utilised in our recruitment and selection processes. Please visit the Health Education England website for more details.


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Updated 09/10/2018

  • Our Paramedic Science undergraduate course will provide you with a wide range of academic and practical components to equip you with the required competencies to become a Paramedic registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.

    Our teaching team is made up of a subject leader and a number of Lecturer / Senior Lecturers who are experienced Paramedics, Specialist Paramedics and an Emergency care sister. All of our teaching staff have significant practice experience and qualifications ranging from a first degree up to a Professional Doctorate student.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Robust and supportive mentoring to aid you whilst on placements.
    • Work based placements will provide you with key industry experience.
    • Become registered with the Health and Care Professions Council on completion of the course.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • The course has a modular curriculum, ensuring that you are able to develop both academically and practically. This course combines practical placements with blended academic study in each term. Placements can be in ambulance service work areas such as emergency ambulances, response cars, or in specialist roles such as paramedic practitioners. Other practice areas include experience in theatre departments/anaesthetics, A&E, maternity, minor injury/minor illness, coronary care and paediatrics.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Rules and Regulations

    You will be expected to conduct yourself in line with the Code of Conduct relating to student paramedics registering with the Health and Care Professions Council.

    If you were once a registered allied health professional but took a career break and are looking for more information about financial, clinical and academic support available to return to practice, please visit the Health Education England site.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science will enable you to apply for registration as a Paramedic with the Health Professions Council, meeting the HCPC’s education requirements for registration.

  • If you hold one of the following qualification you will be eligible to apply for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science:

    • BBC at A Level including a Science subject (Biology is desirable)
    • DDM at BTEC from courses in Science or Health subject areas
    • Access course (must be health or science related) you will need to achieve 15 level 3 credits at distinction and 30 level 3 credits at Merit

    It is essential that you have your C1 test booked by the 1st of September, prior to starting the course. The cost of C1 is your responsibility.

    In addition to the requirements above, you will need to have five or more GCSEs (or equivalents) at grade C/4 or above, including English, Mathematics and a Science subject.

    If you have relevant Urgent and Emergency Health Care experience and have a good knowledge of the role of the Paramedic then you are encouraged to apply for this course. Transferable skills relevant to Paramedic practice are essential with an excellent recommendation reference.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will undertake learning in bio-scientific principles, professional studies which includes ethics, law and behavioural sciences and clinical care practice. This is underpinned by the practice module where you will translate your learning into your professional work environment.

    • Fundamentals of Emergency Clinical Care (40 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSC1009
      Core Module Y
    • Biosciences 1 (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSC1010
      Core Module Y
    • Paramedic Practice 1 (30 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSC1012P
      Core Module Y
    • Professional Studies for Paramedics (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSC1011
      Core Module Y
    • Ambulance Service Vocational Driving (0 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSC1003P
      Core Module Y
    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Public Health MSc

       

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional Costs
    From 2017 onwards, all students will be responsible for getting to and from their placement areas, this will incur an additional expense in tersm of fuel/travel expenses.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £21,300

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Values Based Recruitment is an approach which attracts and selects students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution.

    The purpose of Values Based Recruitment is to ensure that the future and current NHS workforce is selected against the values of the NHS Constitution, so that we recruit people with the right skills and values to support effective team working in delivering excellent patient care.

    Our Faculty of Health and Society supports the values stated in the NHS Constitution and these values are utilised in our recruitment and selection processes. Please visit the Health Education England website for more details.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour