Birmingham City University Paramedic Science

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Birmingham City University Paramedic Science

The modern paramedic is a registered Health Care Professional (HCP) who faces new challenges in a wide variety of situations, on a daily basis.

They must show initiative, demonstrate critically adaptive thinking, excellent communication skills and medical knowledge as the first point of contact in care provision for patients. Involving a combination of clinical placement and academic study, this three-year degree prepares you to practice as a paramedic and to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You gain the skills and awareness to perform effectively as part of an inter-professional, multi-disciplinary team; as well as in independent practice.  Join the largest regional provider of qualified staff to the NHS for health and social services.

What’s covered in the course?

The modern paramedic is faced with new challenges of working in a wide variety of situations, and must be adaptable, show initiative, excellent people skills and medical knowledge as a first point of contact for patients in stressful situations.

You will develop the interpersonal and communication skills that complement the science, medical based knowledge and clinical decision-making required to provide high quality, patient –centred care; making you an effective collaborative member of your professional team. Involving a combination of time spent on placement with academic study and personal development, this three-year course prepares you to practice as a paramedic and to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You gain the skills, confidence and awareness to perform effectively as part of an inter-professional team, as well as in independent practice.

“Simulations at University use Sim Man; you can feel for pulses, it talks and breathes so you can treat it as an actual patient. It gives you more confidence when doing your first patient assessments.” Shaun Kemp