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Paramedic Science BSc

St George's, University of London
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2021
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Program description

Paramedic Science BSc

This course received a 78.7% student satisfaction rating in the most recent NSS survey.

Paramedic Science BSc will enable you to train as a paramedic, providing immediate assistance to patients in the emergency out of hospital environment and to assess, treat and refer patients requiring urgent care.

BSc Paramedic Science is designed to develop you into an effective clinician who is capable of responding to and managing life-threatening emergency situations, from cardiac arrest to multi-system trauma. You will also cover minor illness and injury, as managing these types of patient calls, along with chronic conditions, are the main part of a paramedic’s workload. The programme will train you in out of hospital care, urgent care, mental health, social needs, maternity, chronic conditions, pharmacology and trauma.

The degree combines learning in the workplace with academic study. Students time is split between academic blocks at University (including simulated practice) and clinical placement blocks at the UK’s busiest Ambulance Trust and other practice placements.

Once enrolled on the course you can apply for student membership of the College of Paramedics, the UK’s paramedic professional body. This can be upgraded to full membership following graduation. Students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Admission requirements

You must meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

International Baccalaureate

  • Biology or Chemistry
  • Maths and English Language at SL

English language

7.0 overall (including 7.0 in Writing and component and a minimum score of 6.5 in the Speaking, Reading and Listening component)

You can take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year, and your test results are valid for two years.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Science for Paramedics
  • Introduction to Paramedic Clinical Care
  • Applied Clinical Care for Paramedics
  • Paramedic Practice 1
  • Ambulance and Clinical Placement plus Practice Assessment Document (PAD)

Year 2

  • Applied Science for Paramedics
  • Paramedic Management of Acute and Critical Illness
  • Professional Practice 2
  • Assessment and Evaluation of Mental Health in the Pre-Hospital Setting
  • Ambulance and Clinical Placement plus Practice Assessment Document (PAD)

Year 3

  • Paramedic Approach and Management of Hospital Avoidance
  • Transition to Paramedic Practice
  • Evidenced-Based Practice for Paramedics
  • Paramedic Management of Minor Health Problems
  • Ambulance and Clinical Placement plus Practice Assessment Document (PAD)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Modules are taught weekly throughout the academic year in sessions spread over two to four days a week. In addition to face-to-face learning, students spend an average of 20 hours each week working online, assimilating information, performing activities and undertaking self-directed learning. Delivery may vary from one module to another, but we will ensure you are always properly guided and advised.

Work-based placements across London are interspersed throughout the three years. These elements tend to be in blocks and you will be required to attend shifts alongside your Practice Educator’s working pattern, encompassing both day and night shift patterns. These help students link the theoretical knowledge with your practical experiences, enabling the development of a high standard of patient care.

Tuition fees

UK students

  • Tuition fees per year: £9,250
  • Total fees: £27,750

Career opportunities

Paramedics can now work in a variety of environments including traditional 999 ambulance services, GP practices, walk-in centres, minor injuries units, helicopter emergency services, research establishments, and remote environments like oil-rigs and expeditions. While the NHS employs the majority of paramedics, some also work in the private sector.

Our Paramedic Science BSc Degree will prepare you for one of several available clinical routes – assessing, treating and transporting sick and injured people and helping individuals, families and groups meet their healthcare needs in an emergency or crisis. The majority of students will join an Ambulance Trust, however, some students may undertake roles in Urgent Care, as this is a developing area of practice.

Through the School of Paramedic Science you will be able to further your study with postgraduate education in a variety of topics.

Paramedic careers are hugely rewarding and form an integral part of the emergency healthcare workforce.

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About this institute

St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, health and science, from the exploration of global...

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Why study at St George's, University of London

At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of medicine, science and allied health courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to provide you with the skills and experience you need to take your next step.

St George’s excellence has been recognised by The Complete University Guide as the top university for graduate prospects for four years in a row. We prepare our students with the skills and knowledge to develop into well-rounded individuals equipped for the lifelong careers.

Our close links with local healthcare trusts, in particular St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, put us in a unique position to give our students a real taste of what their future working lives hold. St George’s is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work our researchers, staff and students are currently undertaking to combat Covid-19. By studying with us, you will join a community that is making a difference.

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St George's, University of London

Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE London
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