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University of East Anglia UEA

Paramedic Science

UCAS Code: B780

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

or ABC, including grade B in Biology with a pass in the practical element, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry with a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a Health, Care or Science subject, including 12 credits in Human Biology or Chemistry.

Principal subjects and A level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including Higher Level 5 in Biology, Chemistry or Sports, Exercise & Health Science. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

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

DDM

in one of the following subjects: Applied Science Applied Science (Medical Science) Applied Science (Forensic Science) - must include both 'Physiology of Human Body Systems' and 'Physiology of Human Regulation & Reproduction' units. Sport and Exercise Science Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) Sport (Performance and Excellence) Physical Education and Coaching Health and Social Care - must include either 'Physiological Disorders' or 'The Impact of Long-term Physiological Conditions’, plus ‘Nutritional Health’ or ‘Nutrition for Health’

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

including Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including grade A in Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

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34%
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Paramedic science

**About This Course**

Study for a degree in Paramedic Science and take your first steps towards a career where you can make a real difference when it’s needed most. Not for the faint-hearted, you’ll be tackling difficult and demanding situations, where you’ll have to think on your feet and make informed decisions, fast.

Our three-year Paramedic Science degree offers a contemporary and holistic approach to paramedic education. Both challenging and exciting, it will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to assess, treat, diagnose, supply and administer medicines to, manage, discharge and refer patients in urgent, emergency, critical and non-hospital settings. In short, it will give you a flying start in this fast-paced profession.

**Overview**

Our three-year BSc in Paramedic Science is the very first in the UK to enable students to qualify with a nationally recognised qualification in Advanced Life Support, as accredited by the Resuscitation Council UK. Designed and delivered in line with College of Paramedics curriculum guidance framework, it will provide you with a contemporary and complete paramedic education.

Year-on-year, you’ll build on your skills, knowledge and experience, developing a solid foundation for your paramedic career. You’ll explore real human anatomy in our anatomy suite. And you’ll work side-by-side with other students and healthcare professionals, giving you 360° insight into everyone’s roles.

Throughout the course you’ll complete placements on ambulances, hospital wards, specialist units and general practice, so you can put the theory into practice.
And you’ll be able to shape the course to fit your own skillset with an elective placement in your final year.

**Highlights of Paramedic Science at UEA**

• Be a part of the first UK Paramedic Science programme to offer students the opportunity to qualify with a nationally recognised qualification in Advanced Life Support accredited by the Resuscitation Council UK
• Make the course your own by planning an elective placement (a self-funded four-week placement abroad)
• Develop expertise working alongside fellow healthcare professionals, plus agencies including the fire and rescue service and the police
• Explore real human anatomy linked to clinical practice in our anatomy suite
• Undertake a range of clinical placements on ambulances and other clinical areas such as hospital wards, specialist units and in general practice
• Become valued member of and contributor to the #UEAParamedic community

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider’s website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
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:

University of East Anglia UEA

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.

80%
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

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

89%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

£22,128
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

61%
Therapy professionals
35%
Health associate professionals
4%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

£21k

£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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