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Our Paramedic Science course gives you the skills you need to work as a paramedic. Paramedics are registered Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). They care for patients with emergency healthcare needs out of the hospital.
You’ll learn to assess and manage patients with almost any injury and illness. You’ll undertake over 2000 hours in clinical practice. And work with registered paramedics, learning in diverse clinical settings, such as;
- Emergency Departments
- Surgical Decisions Units
- End of Life Care
- Airway Management
- Mental Health Assessment and Management
- Paediatric specialist facilities.
Our excellent teaching facilities include;
- dedicated specialist clinical skills suites
- extensive range of simulation resources/equipment.
We have developed the course in consultation and partnership with healthcare providers including South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust.
Our friendly teaching team have extensive Paramedic experience. And you'll be supported by an Academic Advisor and Link Lecturer as well as the Student Paramedic Society.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home/EU students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.
Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed below.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
Our course gives you the key knowledge to practice as a paramedic, including behaviour and values. And you’ll gain the teaching and clinical experience to develop your career.
All our modules are compulsory and credit bearing. We focus on developing six core skills;
- knowledge and understanding for paramedic intervention and care
- critical and analytical awareness of research/evidence-base for paramedic practice
- critical awareness of psychosocial issues and inter-professional working
- a professional portfolio of paramedic skills
- principles of leadership and management in trauma and emergency care
- a major study project, to show critical analysis, research and service improvement.
You’ll complete clinical placements across the Thames Valley region. You’ll need a car to travel to these settings and transport allowances are not included.
You’ll need to buy;
- a stethoscope for practice and clinical assessment
- The National Clinical Guidelines book
- The National Clinical Guidelines associated pocket book.
After you graduate
The range of career opportunities is very wide and the BSc (Hons) degree will underpin your development.
Paramedics work in a variety of healthcare settings and specific pathways of specialism are developing(e.g in clinical practice, research, education and management). This is linked to career opportunities as a Specialist, Advanced and Consultant level practice in paramedic practice.
There are opportunities to work in providing urgent and emergency care, critical care, forensic medicine, remote medicine and education. Many of these opportunities are available in NHS Ambulance Trusts, where many of our graduates work, but can also be found in other NHS/alternative organisations.
Please note that Health and Care Professional Council's approval is subject to review and can be withdrawn at any time.
Paramedics are required to undertake continuing professional development (CPD) as part of their registration requirements. A number of paramedic graduates go on to study postgraduate course, such as an MSc degree in a related field, or register for a PhD.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Information from Unistats
Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.