Undergraduate

Paramedic Science

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Learn how to save lives at the scene of an accident or emergency on a course that's fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
You’ll be hands on from day one, learning frontline care through a 50/50 combination of classroom theory and clinical practice.
You'll learn vital skills in our award-winning Allam Medical Building, which offers state-of-the-art simulated facilities on campus.
With a national drive to produce more paramedics, the career prospects couldn't be stronger. You'll even receive an NHS bursary worth at least £5,000 a year to support your studies.
Practise the life-saving skills and equipment that paramedics use every day in our simulated ambulance on campus.
Graduate as a qualified paramedic capable of helping patients in those crucial minutes when your knowledge is the difference between life or death.
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paramedic science students practicing resuscitation
paramedic science students using dummy with tutor
Two student paramedics practising on a dummy patient
Allam Medical Building Critical Care ambulance mock up
Health, Nursing & Midwifery - Paramedic Science

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Take your first steps towards a rewarding career as a life-saving paramedic with this degree from the University of Hull.

With this hands-on course, you'll learn to treat and stabilise patients at the scene of an accident or emergency – in those crucial minutes when your knowledge and ability can be the difference between life and death.

And you'll be eligible for registration as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) when you graduate.

  • 5th in the UK

    for Research Quality 1

  • State-of-the-art

    facilities to develop life-saving skills.

  • Get paid £5k a year

    or more through the NHS Learning Support Fund 2

  • 50/50 split

    between classes and placements

  • Course approved

    by the Health and Care Professions Council

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About this course

This course is part of a national drive to produce better-qualified paramedics, which involves making the profession degree-only and offering paramedic science students a payment of at least £5,000 a year to support your studies.

This doesn't need to be paid back and is in addition to any financial support received through your student loan.

At Hull, you’ll learn front-line care through a 50/50 combination of classroom theory and clinical practice, in line with the College of Paramedic recommendations, and you’ll be fully supported by paramedic academics, practice educators and mentors throughout your studies.

Your classroom-based learning takes place in our award-winning Allam Medical Building, which offers state-of-the-art simulated practice on campus, with placements offered with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and other healthcare partners.

This comprehensive approach to your training gives you the confidence, skills and experience to thrive as a medical professional ready to take on the challenge of a registered paramedic.

Scheduled study hours and how you’re assessed

To meet HCPC requirements, this is a full-time 3 year programme. This is organised over 45 scheduled weeks of study and three trimesters per year, with additional time scheduled for assessment and holidays.

Choose your modules

Each year, you’ll study modules worth a certain number of credits, and you need 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits – so you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more. In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120. Some modules are compulsory, some are optional, so you can build a course that’s right for you.

Clinical Practice Education 1

From non-technical leadership and communication skills to the practical skills associated with cardiac arrests and trauma, this module will help to prepare you for your future career.

Core40 credits

Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics

Develop your knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, exploring homeostasis whilst evolving your understanding of key systems, their interactions and interdependence.

Core20 credits

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

You'll be discussing research, reviews and guidelines, learning how to assess each to best influence your care for patients.

Core20 credits

Foundations of Professional Practice

Explore the wider social determinants of health and how these affect health and social care policy. Issues relating to health economics and provisions of healthcare will be discussed.

Core20 credits

Professional and Contemporary Issues in Paramedic Practice

Examine the behaviours and attitudes that are expected from paramedics and how they can better communicate and work as a team.

Core20 credits
5 Modules

Clinical Practice Education 2

This module aims to build your confidence, evolve theory-practice links and advance dexterous skill towards autonomous paramedic practice. 

Core40 credits

Research Methods (Health)

To provide evidence-based care, you'll gain an understanding of the principles of research and how to apply the findings of quality research in the practice setting. 

Core20 credits

Acute Pre-Hospital Care

This module draws on previous experiences gained from clinical practice to inform and explore clinical decision making when identifying common pre-hospital presentations.

Core20 credits

Clinical Assessment and Examination for Paramedics

Developing your clinical assessment and examination skills, you'll assess and examine the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and endocrine systems. 

Core20 credits

Pathophysiology for Paramedics

You'll examine the pathophysiology of shock, heart failure, myocardial infarction and respiratory failure.

Core20 credits
5 Modules

Clinical Practice Education 3

Develop your core pre-hospital care principles, refining theory-practice links whilst exploring and critically analysing models of management, leadership and clinical decision-making.

Core40 credits

Clinical Pharmacology for Paramedics

Develop your knowledge of applied pharmacology with respect to paramedic practice. You will reflect on your knowledge gained for your individual professional development.

Core20 credits

Research Project

This module supports you in the design and completion of a final-year independent or collaborative research project. Develop your intellectual autonomy and produce a distinctive and dynamic project which reflects your growing expertise as a researcher in any field of English Studies.

Core40 credits

Management of the Critically Ill Patient

This module will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to care and manage critically ill patients. 

Core20 credits
4 Modules

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Entry requirements

What do I need?

When it comes to applying to university, you'll need a certain number of UCAS points. Different qualifications and grades are worth a different amount of points. For this course, you'll need…

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it's not just about the grades - we'll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

Have questions? Our admissions team will be happy to help.

What do I need?

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull.

If your English currently does not reach the University’s required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees & funding

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

How much is it?

Additional costs you may have to pay

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme. There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make:

  • Books (you can borrow books on your reading lists from the library, but you may buy your own)
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (incl. travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (incl. travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel, food and more.

How do I pay for it?

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Ambulance Simulator

Practise the life-saving skills and equipment that paramedics use every day in our simulated ambulance on campus.

Critical Care Room

Develop the skills needed to work with very ill patients in an intensive care setting with this specialist training area.

Hospital Ward

Get hands-on in our mock hospital ward and practise a range of scenarios in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Health Campus

Benefit from the facilities of our award-winning Allam Medical Building with its simulated hospital ward, intensive care unit, resuscitation unit, and more.

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Hospital Ward
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Paramedic Science student Daniel Cooper stands in one of our mock hospital wards

Future prospects

This course is fully approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and you’ll be eligible to register with the HCPC as a paramedic when you graduate.

We work closely with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and introduced this degree to address the shortage of fully qualified paramedics locally and nationally, so the employment prospects couldn’t be better.

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Your next steps

Like what you’ve seen? Then it’s time to apply.

The standard way to apply for this course is through UCAS. This will give you the chance to showcase your skill, qualities and passion for the subject, as well as providing your academic qualifications.

Not ready to apply?

Visit our next Open Day, and see all that Hull has to offer for yourself. Talk to our lecturers about your subject, find out what university is really like from our current students, and take a tour of our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.

  1. The Complete University Guide 2024.
  2. Available to all undergraduate students studying Nursing, Midwifery, Paramedic Science or Physiotherapy. You don't need to pay this back, and you'll get it as well as your student loan.

 

All modules presented on this course page are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

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