Every minute counts in emergency healthcare. You need a cool head and the ability to work under pressure; it’s challenging, rewarding and fast-paced. This degree course provides the training you need to be able to register as a paramedic when you graduate.
Our exciting paramedic science degree course will teach you the skills you need to work as a paramedic. You’ll get practical experience by using our modern skills laboratories, mannequins and specialist equipment, and back it up with the theory you learn in the lecture theatre. Then you'll apply both theory and practice on your clinical placements with local ambulance trusts.
You'll get expert guidance from supportive tutors, including practising professionals. By studying and working alongside nursing and operating department practice students, you’ll learn to work as a multidisciplinary team, reflecting the real-life working environment.
After graduation and registration, you could work in a wide range of out-of-hospital care settings, including an ambulance or response car, the control room, an air ambulance (HEMS) team, or a hazardous area response team. Increasingly, paramedics are also helping to deliver acute care in hospitals and private healthcare, such as at concerts or motor-racing events.
Our paramedic science course was designed with the East of England Ambulance Trust in partnership with Health Education East of England. It’s approved by the Health & Care Professions Council, so you’ll be able to register and work as a paramedic as soon as you graduate.
We're dedicated to the continual improvement of every aspect of healthcare and delivering the values set out in the NHS Constitution.
Course Leader: David Brown
Senior Lecturer: Alan Bell
Senior Lecturer: Simon Butler
Senior Lecturer: Paul Fayers
Senior Lecturer: Tim Hayes
Senior Lecturer: John Horton
Senior Lecturer: Chris McGregor
Senior Lecturer: Carol-Anne Schoeman
Lecturer: Joe Francis
Clinical Skills Tutor: Blazej Blas
Clinical Skills Tutor: Chris Keeliher
Clinical Skills Tutor: Adam Kenningham-Brown
Clinical Skills Tutor: Anthony Kitchener
Clinical Skills Tutor: Richard Nicholson
Clinical Skills Tutor: Karina Orton
Clinical Skills Tutor: James Speak
When you graduate, you’ll have the skills and expertise you need to work in this challenging, fast-paced and rewarding branch of the health service.
You’ll be able to register with the Health & Care Professions Council and work as a paramedic. You might choose to work in NHS ambulances or response cars, air ambulances or control rooms. You could also work in a range of out-of-hospital emergency care services.
We’ll asses you regularly so that you and your tutors can check your progress. Besides exams, we’ll look at essays, presentations, observed clinical examinations, case studies and projects.
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules.This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
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You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
To succeed as a paramedic you’ll need to demonstrate dedication and the ability to make critical decisions that are in a patients’ best interests. If you think you fit this profile but don’t meet our entry requirements, contact us to find out more about starting a degree in Paramedic Science.
Entry requirements are for September 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
Unfortunately we can’t accept applications from international students on to this course, as the availability of work placements in the UK health service is limited.
Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
March 2017, September 2016
Full-time undergraduate (2 years)
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