Paramedic Science BSc (Hons)





Start this course in February 2018.

Starting with us in February also means you are eligible for a £450 Welcome Package and guaranteed accommodation.

About the course

The role of a paramedic is vital, rewarding, and expanding – with increasing emphasis on clinical decision-making skills – offering you an ideal career if you thrive under pressure and want a varied role in medical care.

This innovative course, developed in partnership with the East of England Ambulance Service, will develop your clinical knowledge and confidence in simulated situations.

Spend around 50% of your time in supervised, supported practice, enabling you to experience the full 24-hour working pattern.

Your final year research project will enable you to progress to employment as a professional paramedic with a strong research base and potential for professional development.

The course is recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council and leads to eligibility to register, on completion, as a registered paramedic.

NHS Constitution

The NHS constitution brings together details of what staff, patients and the public can expect from the National Health Service. It sets out the principles and values that guide how the NHS should act and make decisions. The NHS Constitution states that the NHS "aspires to the highest standards of excellence and professionalism. "

Applicants are expected to demonstrate their understanding and application of these values throughout the selection process. View the Constitution here



Start your studies with us in February 2018. This three year undergraduate degree can be started in February.

Starting with us in February also means you are eligible for a £450 Welcome Package and guaranteed accommodation.

Accreditations

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Paramedic Science - BSc (Hons) - University Square Campus, Luton

  • Apply Via - UCAS
  • Course level - Undergraduate
  • UCAS Code - 7V3R
  • Campus Location - University Square Campus, Luton
  • Start dates - Feb
  • Duration - 3 Years
  • Attendance - Full time
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Why choose this course?

Unit Information – What Will I Learn?



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How will I be assessed?

Entry requirements

  • UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. The grades you can achieve in your level 3 qualifications will not change – only the tariff point attached to that particular grade will change.

    Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or grade C if taken before 2016), including English language or literature and mathematics and a science subject, plus one of the following:

  • 112 points with at least 96 points from 2 A Level or BTEC level 3 qualifications and other qualifications in the UCAS tariff. AS levels and General Studies A Level do not count towards this score.
  • Access to HE Diploma for a QAA recognised Access to HE course in health studies, health science, nursing or another science- based course. Normally we require 15 credits at Level 2 and 45 at level 3 of which at least 15 credits should be graded at distinction level
  • Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers or International Baccalaureate.
  • IELTS Grade of 7 overall and 6.5 in each area where English is a second language
  • NVQ Level 3 is not accepted for any of our professional healthcare courses.

    Additional:

    1. A full driving licence at point of interview. You will then need to gain your C1 driving licence during the course as your future employment may require you drive C1 vehicles.

    2. Undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to registration.

    3. Undergo health screening to assess your fitness to join the course, including an approved course of immunisation, as recommended by the Department of Health.

    For more clarification about your qualifications in the new tariff view the UCAS tariff calculator

How will this course enhance my career prospects?



Fees and Funding

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees. You can also apply for a maintenance loan from the Government to help cover your living costs.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time undergraduate tuition fee is £9,250 per year. The part-time undergraduate tuition fee is charged pro-rata to £6,160. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees.

    See www.gov.uk/student-finance

    The University of Bedfordshire offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help you finance your studies.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/scholarships

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

  • The full-time tuition fee is £11,500 per year A prompt payment discount is available if you pay the full Year 1 fee before or at registration. There are also special scholarships available.

    See www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

    The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Extra costs for this course

For this course you need to have appropriate equipment.

Your kit should include:

  • Stethoscope (£5-£50)
  • Watch (£5-£20)

DBS - 2017 entry: You will need to make a £13 contribution annually towards a Disclosure and Barring Service check update.

DBS - 2018 entry: You will need to pay £44 for the initial Disclosure and Barring Service check plus an annual update charge of £13.

Occupational Health Clearance: You may need to pay for some additional services and vaccinations if not available through your GP.

Study materials

  • Stationery (printer ink, paper, pens, USB sticks, files etc (£30-£50)
  • Books (£50-£200)

Travel costs

You need to ensure that you budget for travelling from your home to the University; between academic sites and to and from placements. You need to budget for travel costs to ambulance station placements on a daily basis. Some NHS Trusts issue free permits for parking at NHS sites. Ambulance sites have free parking. In year 1 you need to come to Luton campus once per week.

*The information above is for guidance only. Exact costs may vary.

Facilities

How to Apply

  • Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

    We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

    Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

    All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

    If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

  • EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

  • International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

    You can also apply online

    Find out more about how to apply

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Unistats

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