Paramedic Science BSc (Hons) - 2022/3

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Paramedic Science
DipHE Health Care
CertHE Health Care

Professional recognition

Health and Care Professions Council, the (HCPC)
Approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as a paramedic.

College of Paramedics (CoP) endorse
Endorsed by College of Paramedics

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UTF10002 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits

JACs code

100749

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Paramedic science

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

BETTLES Simon (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

24/09/2021

Educational aims of the programme

  • These aims have been derived from recommendations made by the College of Paramedics in the Curriculum Framework for Ambulance Education 5th Edition (2019).
  • Enable students to achieve the proficiencies as laid down by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC 2016)
  • Develop the students' knowledge and understanding of the principles of paramedic practice
  • Ensure that students demonstrate safe clinical practice and accuracy when working alone or as a member of a team
  • Ensure the students are prepared to examine and assess patients' acute and chronic conditions and to be able to record and evaluate an individual's full medical, social and familial history
  • Develop the students' understanding of research methodology, governance and clinical audit basing their practice on the best evidence available
  • Ensure the students are prepared to deliver care in a proficient, co-ordinated and confident manner
  • Develop the capacity to demonstrate accountability in use of professional judgement and clinical experience to recommend and instigate care plans, which are based on traditional or diverse routes of hospital treatment and or admission, to ensure specific patient needs are effectively met
  • Develop the students' ability to demonstrate leadership and clinical reasoning as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Develop the capacity to evaluate their own performance and the performance of peers identifying strengths and weaknesses through reflection and mentorship

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Explore the importance of holistic care and assessment promoting individuals' rights, dignity, interests, preferences, beliefs and cultures; to develop an understanding of human identity using a person-centred approach. KCPT CertHE
Develop an understanding of personal and professional values and behaviour in accordance with relevant professional codes. KCPT CertHE
Demonstrate an understanding of effective communication skills including overcoming barriers and the use of strategies to support the practitioner¿s approach in practice. KCPT CertHE
Develop an awareness of how an individual's health is affected by their psychological wellbeing, economic and social/ cultural circumstances. KCPT CertHE
Identify principles and concepts of legal and ethical frameworks and policy to inform professional care delivery, research and evidence-based practice, including moral and ethical dilemmas. KCPT CertHE
Apply an understanding of normal physiology and body functioning to inform assessment, decision making and interventions (including pharmacology and medications management). KCPT CertHE
Effectively retrieve information and discuss the importance of evidence to inform practice, identify the differing values of evidence and the importance of recognising ¿uncertainty' in evidence KCPT CertHE
Consider the purpose of research and how it contributes to improving health and wellbeing; by developing an understanding of the different types of research and the terminology used within qualitative and quantitative approaches. KCPT CertHE
Demonstrate ability in a range of clinical skills in simulated and clinical environments utilising health care technology. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Develop effective team working incorporating safe and professional communication; acknowledging the challenges and importance of inter professional and interagency working when delivering care across the lifespan KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Develop an understanding of the need rationale for, an evidence bases to underpin decision-making and problem-solving in practice. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Identify the principles of risk assessment in maintaining and promoting patient safety. KCP CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate an understanding of public health and wellbeing, and public health priorities for different individuals, groups and communities and develop communication and strategies to promote health. KCPT CertHE
Understand and evaluate the principles of holistic care and assessment promoting individuals' rights, dignity, interests, preferences, beliefs and cultures, developing an understanding of human identity using a person-centred approach. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate personal and professional values and behaviour in accordance with relevant professional codes including taking responsibility for seeking and responding to feedback to develop professional knowledge and skills. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to effectively communicate and contribute to healthcare practice utilising a range of strategies with colleagues and people across the lifespan. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Applies knowledge to identify solutions for ongoing care and co-existing health needs, that considers psychological wellbeing, economic and social/cultural circumstances. KCP CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Act with an understanding of legal and ethical frameworks and policy to inform professional care delivery and evidence-based practice, recognising and reporting any situations, behaviours or errors that could lead to poor care. KCP CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Identify and analyse knowledge of anatomy and physiology of body systems across the lifespan when assessing, planning and delivery care interventions. KCP CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Apply knowledge of altered physiology and body functioning to commonly encountered mental, physical, behavioural and cognitive health conditions to inform clinical assessment, decision making and interventions (including pharmacology and medications management). KCP CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Evaluate and apply evidence to inform practice, utilising different types of evidence including research, policy and governance frameworks. KCP CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Apply evidence to health care interventions and the evaluation of health care provision to ensure the use of evidence to improve person-centred care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Analyse a range of research methodologies to inform the development of professional knowledge and skills. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate ability in a range of relevant clinical skills in simulated and clinical environments utilising health care technology. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate the ability to interact effectively and reflect upon your role within a team, understanding the principles of leadership, human factors and strength-based approaches when working in teams to safely and effectively deliver person centred care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Build partnerships and therapeutic relationships with service users, carers, families and other professionals to ensure safe, effective and non-discriminatory care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Apply the knowledge from an evidence base to underpin a person-centred approach to shared assessment, planning and decision making when working with service users, carers, families and other professionals. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Understand the need to evaluate the effectiveness of care using an evidence base, by self or others, and understand appropriate quality improvement strategies and methodologies to enhance person centred care across the lifespan. KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Demonstrate the importance of safe practice and an understanding of risk management strategies, local and national guidelines across a range of clinical environments KCPT CertHE, DipHE
Apply an understanding of public health within practice to support and enable people to make informed choices about their care to manage health, life choices, illness and care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Practice as autonomous and accountable practitioners be responsible for the delivery of holistic care and assessment promoting individuals' rights, dignity, interests, preferences, beliefs and cultures, developing an understanding of human identity using a person-centred approach. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Act in accordance with relevant professional codes, legal and ethical frameworks and policy to deliver care in an evidence-based approach, recognising and reporting any situations, behaviours or errors that could lead to poor care outcomes. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Critically evaluate own practice and identify areas of personal and professional development demonstrating learning from experience, feedback and reflection. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
Communicate safely and effectively when working across health and social care environments, to build relationships and in partnership with service users, carers and families and other professionals and agencies to promote person centred-care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Applies knowledge, synthesises ideas and evidence to generate solutions in planned and uncertain situations across a range of health care environments. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Applies knowledge to identify solutions for ongoing care and co-existing health needs, that considers psychological wellbeing, economic and social/cultural circumstances. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Work innovatively and act as change agents using leadership skills to challenge practice to enhance people¿s wellbeing and experience of health care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Practice autonomously and be responsible for the delivery of care utilising an evidence-based approach to assess, plan and deliver care interventions across a range of clinical environments for both planned and emergency care. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Critically appraise and apply evidence to deliver health care interventions and develop practice to improve person centred-care, peoples¿ experiences of care and shape future care provision. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Interact effectively within a team and demonstrate the ability to take the lead in coordinating, delegating and supervising care whilst remaining accountable for care given. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate the importance of safe practice and an understanding of risk management strategies, local and national guidelines across a range of clinical environments. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Utilise effective communication strategies to promote health and enable people to make informed choices about their care to manage health, life choices, illness and prevent ill health. KCPT CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)
Demonstrate a deep understanding and knowledge of applied pharmacology and effective medicines management. KCP CertHE, DipHE, BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6).
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Parts of this programme may be studied outside of the standard University structure and may be subject to professional body requirements.

For students to progress they must achieve a minimum average of 40% and have completed all 120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6. Pharmacology exam must be passed with a score of 100%

On successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science, students may apply for registration with the Health and Care Professional Council as a Registered Paramedic.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
HCR1001 PARAMEDIC SCIENCE 1 Core 0 Year-long

Module Selection for Year 1 - FHEQ Level 4

NA

Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
HCR2001 PARAMEDIC SCIENCE 2 Core 0 Year-long

Module Selection for Year 2 - FHEQ Level 5

NA

Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
HCR3021 PARAMEDIC SCIENCE 3 Core 0 Year-long

Module Selection for Year 3 - FHEQ Level 6

NA

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) Y Yes
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Other information

This programme is studied full-time over three academic years which provides students with the opportunity to accrue 1775 hours of theory and a minimum of 1579 hours of practice learning.

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.