Canterbury Christ Church University - BSc Paramedic Science

Canterbury Christ Church University

BSc Paramedic Science

Be the first on the scene to assess, treat and refer patients in an emergency situation. Every day is different in this exciting and challenging role.

Our Paramedic Science course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to become an autonomous, effective and safe paramedic. Clinical education is central to paramedic science and around 50% of your time will be in both ambulance and non-ambulance practice settings to help you develop in your profession and apply theory to current practice.

Once successfully completed, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a paramedic.

Entry Requirements

Mathematics and English language at GCSE grade C or above.

Entry requirements are typically BBC at A2 level.

Offers of a place can only be made after a successful interview, and are subject to a satisfactory reference, health clearance and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

On successful completion of your degree, you will be a safe and competent paramedic able to work alone or as part of a team, applying your professional judgement and being accountable for your decisions.

A wide range of career opportunities are available following registration, for example specialist clinical practice in critical care or urgent care, management, education or research. Additionally, on successful completion of the course there are opportunities within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing to progress on to postgraduate study to extend your abilities in paramedic science, or in research through a Masters in Research or Doctoral degree.

Course Details

During the course you'll develop a wide range of knowledge and understanding of current issues and challenges in paramedic practice through both academic and practical learning.

You will explore areas including:

  • evidence-based practice
  • decision making skills
  • clinical skills
  • urgent care
  • emergency care
  • leadership and management.

Each year will include academic and professional development and opportunities to embrace and capture your interprofessional experiences and interactions with other health professions to help you understand your role and work in the context of an integrated emergency care team.

You'll learn how to care for patients with acute and chronic medical conditions and those with minor and major injuries.

You'll be supported in your academic work by experienced staff, while on placement time you'll be working under direct supervision alongside qualified practitioners. This combination will help you develop your knowledge and skills and build an understanding of the patient’s journey and the work of others in their care.

Year 1

Academic Development for Paramedics 1
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
Foundation Clinical Skills
Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice
Recognition and Management of Altered Health Conditions
Clinical Assessment and Patient Management Skills for Paramedics

Year 2

Academic Development for Paramedics 2
Teamwork and Collaboration
Law and Ethics for Paramedic Practice
Minor Illness and Minor Injury for Paramedics
Management of Medical Emergencies
Management of Trauma

Year 3

Academic Development for Paramedics 3
Complex Paramedic Practice
Paramedic Practice and Special Client Groups
Paramedic Practice and Vulnerable Client Groups
Paramedic Practice in Specialist Settings
Introduction to Leadership and Management

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