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Paramedic Science (Pre Registration) MSc

University of West London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of West London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Overview

Are you ready for a new challenge and thinking of becoming a paramedic? If you have an undergraduate degree in a healthcare profession* then our exciting MSc Paramedic Science will give you the relevant knowledge, skills and clinical expertise to deliver safe and effective treatment to patients in the pre-hospital and out of hospital environment.

We are partnering with the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK, to deliver this trailblazing course. It will be the first pre-registration paramedic science course at Masters level in the UK.

Course detail

Paramedics are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) regulated Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), who provide unscheduled care to people who have an urgent or emergency healthcare need out of the hospital environment. They assess, treat, manage, discharge and/or where appropriate refer service users across the lifespan, with almost any injury or illness (encompassing acute, chronic, and/or specialist services).

Offered from November 2019, this course will enable you to become a self-sufficient registered practitioner who has the knowledge, skills and clinical expertise to deliver safe, effective and appropriate treatment to service users with urgent, emergency, and unscheduled healthcare requirements. This includes, management at the scene, or in-hospital of critically ill and injured patients.

On successful completion of this postgraduate Paramedic Science degree, you will be eligible to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a paramedic.

Placements

Practice-based learning is a compulsory component and is integrated across the two years of your course. You will not receive payment for this. You will travel to practice-based learning settings at your own expense and this is an additional cost to the course fee. You will also be responsible for arranging and paying for any accommodation or insurance related to travel to practice-based learning settings. Practice placements are located in London and the outskirts, you should be prepared to travel significant distances to some placement areas.

Placements will be with both the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and in a number of wider healthcare settings such as:

  • residential care homes, ward areas, hospices
  • GP surgeries
  • operating theatres and intensive care/high dependency units
  • mental health environments
  • maternity and children’s services.

Study & career progression

Successful completion of this course allows you to apply to the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a qualified paramedic. Once qualified and HPCP registered you can apply for a job in an NHS Ambulance Trust, where the majority of Paramedics work.

You could also go on to work in:

  • GP surgeries
  • walk-in centres
  • minor injury units
  • helicopter emergency services
  • oil rigs
  • research units.

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University information

University of West London

  • University League Table

    77th

  • Campus address

    University of West London, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF, England

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