University of Huddersfield - Paramedic Science Pre-Registration MSc

University of Huddersfield

Paramedic Science Pre-Registration MSc

This exciting new course provides an opportunity for those who have already undertaken a health related degree to undertake paramedic education. Paramedics are an integral and ever evolving part of the NHS workforce and work as autonomous practitioners, able to conduct complex examinations and undertake diagnostic management procedures. Paramedics work in a multitude of environments, providing urgent and emergency care to patients across the lifespan.

  • This two-year programme is the first of its kind in the North of England and was developed in conjunction with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
  • It provides strong post course employability as a Newly Qualified Paramedic (NQP).
  • The course provides a wealth of practice placement opportunities in both ambulance and non-ambulance settings.
  • This pre-registration course enables you to commence study at Masters level, the first of its kind within the North of England to offer this paramedic course

Master’s level students are expected to engage with more complex concepts, beyond that of a Bachelor degree and learners are required to be complete practitioners, capable of leading change and improving service quality.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant human or health related subject
  • Provide a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and health clearances. We will request an Overseas Police Check if you have lived in a country outside of the UK for 6 months or more (whether continuously or in total) in the last 10 years before applying to us and whilst aged 18 or over
  • A conditional offer will be made upon completion of an APEL portfolio
  • GCSE Maths at grade 4 or above, or grade C or above if awarded under the previous GCSE grading scheme
  • Relevant prior experience in a health environment
  • Potential to study at master’s level
  • Evidence of recent study (within 5 years)

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Career Prospects

Placements will be positioned at regular intervals throughout the course in approximately six week blocks. Both ambulance placements and non-ambulance placements are included and progression through the course will follow a development trajectory with more specialist placements coming later in the course.

Non-ambulance placements are sought in a variety of areas, such as: * Accident and Emergency * Acute care ward (for example Medical assessment units) * Fundamental care (care homes, hospice) * Critical care (ITU/HUD/PPCI) * Labour/Birthing ward * Acute elderly care * Mental health

Course Details

Stage 1

Foundations of Paramedic Practice
Contemporary Concepts in Paramedic Practice
Paramedic Practice 1

Stage 2

Assessment and Care of the Acute and Critically Ill
Enhancing Paramedic Practice
Paramedic Practice 2

Stage 3

Leadership and Management in Paramedic Practice
Care of Special Circumstance and Vulnerable Groups
Paramedic Practice 3

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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