Key facts

* This course is subject to validation
Location:

Stafford campus

Mode of attendance: Full-time
Duration: 3 years full-time
UCAS code: B780
Academic year: 10 September 2018 – 7 June 2019

Introduction

Develop the life-saving clinical skills and interventions needed to deliver patient care in the complex and dynamic pre-hospital care environment.

In accordance with the College of Paramedics Curriculum Guidance, this course incorporates key areas of the physical and life sciences, social health, behavioural and clinical sciences, ethics and law, leadership and evidence/research-based practice.

Your time at the University will be spent in one of our Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education, where you will learn the theoretical elements of Paramedic Science and practice your skills in our dedicated skills labs.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Professional body accreditation

This course is subject to HCPC approval. Whilst this course is advertised as subject to validation, Staffordshire University has been delivering FdSc Paramedic Science courses approved by HCPC for many years. This new Degree course will be offered in its place as this area moves to a graduate profession.

Work placements

As training to be a paramedic also demands real-world experience, 50% of your time will be spent on placement.

For real-world training, you will also spend approximately 750 hours each year on placement, including working a full range of shifts alongside a dedicated Paramedic from the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.

Course content

Taught by experienced paramedics and specialist lecturers from other healthcare professions, you will face realistic scenarios and learn to use a wide range of pre-hospital emergency response equipment.

You’ll hone your skills in our fully equipped training ambulance and our authentic ‘patient house’.

Other training activities typically include a two-day casualty extrication exercise at Staffordshire Fire Service HQ (where you will learn how to triage and treat alongside Fire Service and Police trainees) and scenario training at the Safeside at Eastside ‘village’ site.

With a furnished three-bedroom house, a train, train tracks, a Police Station, a shop, a canal and a traffic crossing, the site allows for a number of extremely realistic training scenarios.

Modules

This module map provides an indicative list of the modules that make up your course. Each module is worth a specified number of credits enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interest. You must take modules worth a total of 120 credits at each level of the course.

Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. You can always find the most up-to-date information about your modules and who is teaching them in our module catalogue. 

Teaching staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Your tutors are experienced practitioners who will bring real-life experiences to your learning using the most up-to-date skills and technologies.