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Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) University of Bolton



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Our BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree is ideal if you’re seeking a rewarding career in healthcare as a paramedic. We’ll support you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to be the first responder to emergencies of all kinds that is able to provide high-quality life-saving care to those in need.Offered in partnership with the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) NHS Trust, the University of Bolton’s BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science degree offers you the knowledge and skills necessary to become a registered paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)*.Your transformation into a paramedic practitioner will develop over this three-year programme with the guidance of experts in multiple fields of medical practice and international medicine. The modules focus on building your intellectual skills and capabilities, clinical judgement skills, and confidence in performing the clinical skills and assessments that will be required of you as a paramedic in a safe, capable and competent way.As a paramedic, no two days will be the same. Our dynamic and multi-disciplinary course team will work to prepare you to assess, evaluate, diagnose and manage the clinical and personal needs of patients of all ages, taking into account the situation and environmental conditions. You’ll gain experience of safe and timely care and transport of critically ill patients while under emergency (blue lights) as well as non-life-threatening conditions. You'll learn to the fundamentals of equipping, maintaining and operating in emergency ambulances and rapid response vehicles. We’ll support you to become an effective, capable clinician who can respond to and manage a wide spectrum of emergency and non-emergency situations. These may range from medical emergencies such as cardiac arrest and multi-system traumas, through minor illnesses and injury, to chronic conditions and psychological and mental health events.Your studies will be split with 50 per cent of your studies centred in practice learning experience with NWAS and other local health care providers, learning the realities of life as a paramedic. The other half of your studies will be at the University, complementing and enhancing your learning in the workplace. We’ll guide you as you learn to resuscitate, stabilise, treat and assess patients using sophisticated techniques, equipment and drugs. You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience in our cutting-edge Clinical Simulation Area and Suites where you can learn techniques and practice using equipment in a safe and controlled environment. Your practice learning experience with NWAS will then build on these skills in the field. Some of the topics you’ll study are out-of-hospital urgent care, trauma management, mental health, chronic conditions, pharmacology, social needs and maternal and obstetric emergencies. If the thought of helping people in these dynamic circumstances gets your blood rushing then this is the course for you.Overall, this employer-led training and qualification opportunity offers you the chance to graduate will the skills and knowledge needed to immediately enter this recognised and in-demand profession.*Please note that we are seeking approval by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

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Full Time (3 Years)

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University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

Deane Road,



BL3 5AB, England

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