Paramedic Science BSc will enable you to train as a paramedic, providing immediate assistance to patients in the emergency out of hospital environment and to assess, treat and refer patients requiring urgent care.

Calendar Three years, full time 
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The BSc in Paramedic Science is designed to develop you into an effective clinician with the capability of responding to, and managing, life-threatening emergency situations from cardiac arrest to multi-system trauma. You will also cover minor illness and injury as managing these types of patient calls, along with chronic conditions, are the main part of a paramedic’s work load. The programme will train you in out-of-hospital care, urgent care, mental health, social needs, maternity, chronic conditions, pharmacology and trauma.

The degree combines learning in the workplace, including with various Ambulance Trusts, with academic study. Students' time is split between academic blocks at University (including simulated practice) and clinical placement blocks at the UK’s busiest Ambulance Trust and other practice placements.

Once enrolled on the course you can apply for student membership of the College of Paramedics, the UK’s paramedic professional body. This can be upgraded to full membership following graduation. Students who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

 The course is awarded by St George's, University of London and delivered by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.

 Highlights
  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • On average 1,125 hours in practice placements
  • Placement will vary between Ambulance trust shifts, hospital wards, theatres, A&E, maternity units, cardiac care units, intensive care units and a variety of community-based placements
  • Students will generally undertake 525 hours on placement per academic year
  • Interprofessional learning: our students learn alongside one another, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of healthcare workplace environment
  • State-of-the-art paramedic simulation centre comprising home environments, ambulances and interactive immersive rooms and clinical cubicles
  • This course is awarded by St George’s, University of London, and taught in partnership with Kingston University, so you will benefit from a multi-faculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George’s
  • Careers advice embedded into our teaching
  • Senior lecturers are working clinicians still undertaking practice
  • Guest lectures and speakers in specialist topics
  • Access to Dissection Room and Pathology Museum

Home (UK/EU) Student Fees

Academic Year UK/EU (per academic year)
Total Fee*
2019/20 £9,250 £27,750
2020/21 £9,250 £27,750

* Tuition fees for Home (UK/EU) students are determined by UK Government Policy. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and subject to maximum regulated fee rates set by the UK Government.

For more information about our 2019/20 fees, please check our Fees and funding page.

This course is taught in partnership with Kingston University. You'll benefit from a large, multifaculty experience combined with the health science expertise offered by St George's, University of London.

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Last Updated: Monday, 02 September 2019 09:11