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Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Paramedic Practice

UCAS Code: B780

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

Entry requirements


112-128 UCAS tariff points from 2 or 3 A levels.

Pass in QAA recognized Access course in a science or health and social care subject including 27 level 3 credits at merit with a minimum of 77 tariff points. Can accept level 2 Access units in English and maths in place of English and maths GCSEs. Satisfactory reference, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, completed work based risk assessment and evidence of academic study within the past 3 years is required.

Minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from 4 or 5 Irish highers/honours subjects including a science or social science higher/honours subject.

112 points from QCF Diploma in a science or health subject or 96 points from QCF Diploma in a science or health subject plus 16 points from 1 A Level or equivalent.

136 points from 3 Advanced Highers including a science or social science subject.

129 points from 5 Highers including a science or social science subject

UCAS Tariff

112-128
23%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Paramedic science

**Summary**: Our reputation for providing a high-quality, innovative paramedic education means that, as a student on this course, you gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to be eligible to register as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council.

**Course details**: This degree ensures that you have the depth of knowledge, skills and experiences to be a highly skilled autonomous practitioner able to confidently assess, prioritise, transfer, manage, treat, refer and discharge service users in the community. This course delivers an equal balance of theoretical and practical learning.

Throughout the course, as part of the placement experience, you will be required to participate in a shift pattern rota or work weekends. You are exposed to a unique range of practice placements comprising 60 weeks in total. Practice placements reinforce taught elements allowing you to apply theory within practice, gain valuable practical experience and prepare for the role of a modern paramedic. Within a practice setting all students are supernumerary, ensuring maximum exposure to the role of the paramedic and patient care episodes. A qualified practice mentor supports your learning and helps you develop your knowledge and skills in practice.

We have ongoing approval from the Health and Care Professions Council, a multi-professional regulator that sets the minimum standards of education and training proficiency for 16 separate professional groups including paramedics. Teesside University exceeds these standards as demonstrated by our additional endorsement from the College of Paramedics, the UK’s paramedic professional body. We meet all of the professional body's curriculum standards and professional competencies, considered to be the gold standard for modern paramedic education. This ensures successful graduates become competent, autonomous professionals prepared for the demands of 21st century out-of-hospital healthcare.

**After the course**: You find paramedics in a wide variety of roles and organisations ranging from public bodies, such as the NHS, to more commercially-focused organisations such as cruise liners, factories and events companies. Paramedics can be found in emergency departments, urgent care centres, GP surgeries, helicopter emergency services, harzardous area response teams (HART), cruise liners, in the community as part of the medical team, in events companies, search and rescue, close protection and working for the government, and arm’s length bodies such as Atos. They are also found in research roles in education, teaching pre-registration paramedic programmes, as consultants leading the profession in organisations and in lead allied health professional roles both locally and nationally.

A large proportion of paramedics are employed by NHS ambulance services, voluntary organisations such as St John Ambulance or the British Red Cross, in traditional roles on ambulances, rapid response cars, in HART teams and in other specialist or advanced roles, clinical leadership or education roles in those organisations. If you choose to work for an NHS ambulance service they currently require a driving licence and that you meet the requirements of other Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency regulations.

Your career is very open and varied on qualification. In addition to post-qualifying roles the University also supports additional and enhanced qualifications to further your career in specialist, advanced and consultant roles through postgraduate qualifications such as PgC, PgDip, master’s and professional doctorate qualifications which may further enhance and develop your career in clinical leadership and management.

Modules

Access course information through Teesside University’s website using the course details link provided.

Assessment methods

You learn by attending key lectures, seminar groups, small study groups and practical sessions. You're also expected, as an adult learner, to carry out significant and additional self-directed study to enhance and complement your learning. Occasionally this will be directed study where the module leader will set an individual or group task or problem to solve. All your learning is delivered by expert lectures, practitioners and researchers. Practice placements are a large part - over half - of this programme and you are expected to negotiate and work with a supervisor (known as a practice mentor) to help you develop your knowledge, skills and understanding for practice.

Assessments include exams, essays and presentations to do either as an individual or in a group. Practical exams are referred to as objective structured clinical exams. The variety of assessment methods ensures we have a wide range of learning styles, so that no student is disadvantaged. You are also assessed in practice using a practice assessment document.

The Uni


Course location:

Teesside University

Department:

Nursing, Midwifery and Health Professions

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.

81%
med
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
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

87%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
43%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section 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

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Health associate professionals
26%
Therapy professionals
4%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

What about your long term prospects?

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.

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

£23k

£23k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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