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Birmingham City University

Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code: 7B23

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Must include one of Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Social Science at Grade B A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects. subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project

AS

A,A-E,E

A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma. Minimum 120 points required Must include one of Health & Social Care, Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology or Social Science subjects excluded General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project

Full Award (60 credits overall). Minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 including 30 at Merit or Distinction, of which a minimum of 24 must be in a Science or Health related subject and 15 at Level 2. Mathematics and English Language GCSE must be obtained prior to application. Must be in a health-related pathway. GCSE equivalencies only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent' GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications must be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE 5 subjects at grade 4 or above Must include mathematics, English language and science subjects. Equivalent qualifications can be considered in lieu of GCSE subjects as long as the required subject are covered. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Acceptable equivalents: - BTEC Level 2 Diploma - Science, Applied Science or Health and Social Care (in lieu of GCSE science) - BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - Science, Applied Science (in lieu of GCSE science) - City and Guilds Level 2 Certificates in Adult Numeracy/ Adult Literacy - Functional Skills/ Essential Skills level 2 - Maths and English - Key Skills level 2 - Application of Number and Communication

Will be considered on an individual basis. Relevant subject.

Will be considered on an individual basis. Relevant subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

"Obtain a minimum of 28 points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 120 UCAS Tariff Points" For students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted For students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Language Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in five Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1). Must include Health, Social or Science related subjects

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents Acceptable with other qualifications to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points. Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents Can be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points. subjects excluded - Early Years

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents (excluding Early Years). Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents subjects excluded Not including Early Years

Health and Social Care Society, Health and Development, Public Services, Science or equivalents excluding Early Years. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C,C

Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).

UCAS Tariff

120
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Paramedic science

The modern paramedic is a registered health care professional (HCP) who, on a daily basis, faces new challenges in a wide variety of situations. As the first point of contact in care provision for patients, a paramedic must show critically adaptive thinking, excellent communication skills and strong medical knowledge.

Through this Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) degree, you’ll gain the skills and awareness needed to effectively perform as part of a team and independently. You'll be taught at our £71 million City South Campus, complete with immersive classrooms, mock wards and simulation facilities to build your practical experience on campus, to get you ready for placement and employment.

Involving a combination of clinical placement and academic study, this three-year degree prepares you to practice as a paramedic and to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Paramedic science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
99%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Paramedic science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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