Health Sciences

BSc PARAMEDIC SCIENCE

Assessment for Year 1

Your progress will be assessed on a regular basis throughout the course, ensuring your learning and development are on track. We have a range of assessment methods, all of which are designed to support your learning, while preparing you for your future as a paramedic.

There will of course be essays and exams, but you’ll also put together portfolios of your own evidence, demonstrating your skills in simulation-based assessments.

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Assessment for Year 2

Your progress will be assessed on a regular basis throughout the course, ensuring your learning and development are on track. We have a range of assessment methods, all of which are designed to support your learning, while preparing you for your future as a paramedic.

There will of course be essays and exams, but you’ll also put together portfolios of your own evidence, demonstrating your skills in simulation-based assessments.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 3

Your progress will be assessed on a regular basis throughout the course, ensuring your learning and development are on track. We have a range of assessment methods, all of which are designed to support your learning, while preparing you for your future as a paramedic.

There will of course be essays and exams, but you’ll also put together portfolios of your own evidence, demonstrating your skills in simulation-based assessments.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 1

Your progress will be assessed on a regular basis throughout the course, ensuring your learning and development are on track. We have a range of assessment methods, all of which are designed to support your learning, while preparing you for your future as a paramedic.

There will of course be essays and exams, but you’ll also put together portfolios of your own evidence, demonstrating your skills in simulation-based assessments.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 2

Your progress will be assessed on a regular basis throughout the course, ensuring your learning and development are on track. We have a range of assessment methods, all of which are designed to support your learning, while preparing you for your future as a paramedic.

There will of course be essays and exams, but you’ll also put together portfolios of your own evidence, demonstrating your skills in simulation-based assessments.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Assessment for Year 3

Your progress will be assessed on a regular basis throughout the course, ensuring your learning and development are on track. We have a range of assessment methods, all of which are designed to support your learning, while preparing you for your future as a paramedic.

There will of course be essays and exams, but you’ll also put together portfolios of your own evidence, demonstrating your skills in simulation-based assessments.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

BBB/ABC or BBC with an A in the Extended Project, including grade B in A level Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or PE.

BTEC

DDM – see below for accepted Extended Diploma subjects.

Scottish highers

AABBB including grade A in Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or PE

Scottish highers advanced

CCC including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or PE

Irish leaving certificate

2 subjects at H2 and 4 subjects at H3, including Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry or PE

Access course

Pass with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 in a Health, Care or Science subject, including 12 Level 3 credits in Biology or Chemistry.

European Baccalaureate

70% including Biology or Chemistry at 70% or above

International Baccalaureate

31 with HL 5 in Biology, Chemistry or Sports, Exercise & Health Science

GCSE offer

You are required to have 5 GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4, including Mathematics and English Language.

Additional entry requirements

Science A levels must include a pass in the practical element.

Accepted BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects:

Applied Science
Applied Science (Medical Science)
Applied Science (Forensic Science) - must include both 'Physiology of Human Body Systems' and 'Physiology of Human Regulation & Reproduction' units.
Forensic and Criminal Investigation - must include both 'Physiology of Human Body Systems' and 'Forensic Genetics' units.
Sport and Exercise Science
Sport and Physical Activity
Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)
Sport (Performance and Excellence)
Physical Education and Coaching
Health and Social Care - must include either 'Physiological Disorders' or 'The Impact of Long-term Physiological Conditions', plus 'Nutritional Health' or 'Nutrition for Health'.

If you’re studying one or more of the subjects above but not as an Extended Diploma, in combination with other subjects/qualifications, please email admissions@uea.ac.uk to enquire about acceptability.

We’d also encourage an application if you hold or are working towards one of the following qualifications:

Bachelor Degree (hons) in Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry (alternative subjects considered alongside A level B in Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry)

2.2

Certificate of Higher Education in Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry

55% with BBC at A level

Diploma of Higher Education in Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry

55%

Foundation Degree in Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry

55% with BBC at A level

Foundation Year of an undergraduate degree programme at a UK university, in Biology, Human Biology, PE or Chemistry

60% with BBC at A level

Open University (60 credits) in Biology, Human Biology or Chemistry

60%

WJEC Level 3 Diploma in Medical Science

Grade B or above accepted in lieu of A level Biology/Chemistry/PE only

 

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher level. Please email admissions@uea.ac.uk if you would like to check whether any particular combination of qualifications would be suitable for entry onto this degree programme.

Please note that we do not consider A levels in General Studies or Critical Thinking, CACHE Level 3 Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, City & Guilds Advanced Extended Diplomas, Apprenticeships, NVQs (any level) or Work-based Level 3 Diplomas (previously NVQs) to meet the minimum academic entry requirements, although these can be used as evidence of recent study.

We’ll be unable to consider you for this course if you’ve obtained an academic fail from a previous health based degree programme, including where an exit award has been achieved.

Special Entry Requirements

We’d prefer you to be able to demonstrate evidence of recent formal academic study within 5 years of the start of the course. This is to ensure that you’re equipped to succeed on this academically rigorous programme. If you have not studied for an academic qualification within the last 5 years please email admissions@uea.ac.uk to enquire further. 

Offers to successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory occupational health check, an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and two satisfactory references.

You’ll be required to travel both to and from your placement areas, which may be located anywhere within Norfolk or Suffolk. The responsibility and funding for this travel will rest with you. You’ll be expected to work at a range of times to ensure exposure to the full 24 hour and 7 day week nature of healthcare, and this may include weekends, evening and nights. The start and finish times of these shifts will prove challenging if you’re dependent on public transport. For health and safety reasons, where the travel time to the placement area exceeds 45 minutes according to Google maps, you must make alternative arrangements for local accommodation. 

Driving Licence Guidance

It would be beneficial for you to have a full clean driving licence with provisional C1. Driving is not a requirement for the HCPC or for the course, however for employment paramedics need to be ‘DVLA Category 2 cleared’ (buses and lorries).  

Prior to starting the course, you are advised to review the DVLA’s ‘Assessing Fitness to Drive: A Guide for Medical Professionals’ if you have a long term medical condition. This guidance may be used as criteria for student acceptance into the practice placement setting for reasons of preserving safety. A student would be reviewed on an individual basis, in relation to the long term management of the condition. 

We want you to succeed, and we’ll only consider making you an offer if we believe that you’ll have the potential to complete the course with a good final degree classification.

If necessary, the Admissions Service will be happy to provide you with advice on further study that might help you to make a future application to the course. Please email admissions@uea.ac.uk with any questions or if you need any further information.

This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council and we are looking to extend our endorsement by the College of Paramedics.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including reading, writing, speaking and listening):

IELTS: 7.0 overall (minimum 7.0 in each component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications to meet this requirement. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

Interviews

The strongest applicants will be invited to interview. Please note that meeting (or being predicted to meet) the minimum academic entry requirements will not guarantee that you will be selected for interview.

The interviews will explore a range of issues, including your suitability for the profession and the NHS values (as reflected in the NHS constitution). We’ll look to consider your motivation to study this course, as well as whether you have a clear understanding of the profession (ideally with relevant voluntary or paid work in health care), and an interest in people.

Please note that we do not disclose interview questions. You can find further information about the interview process here:

School of Health Sciences - Interviews

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. If you’re planning to apply with deferred entry, you are advised to indicate your reason for this on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 1119225

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

You can find all of the Undergraduate Scholarships offered at UEA here, including information about eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

You can find information regarding additional costs associated here

http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/legalstatements/finance-and-fees/additional-course-fees

Course Reference Number: 1119225

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The application allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it is sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The Institution code for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Course Reference Number: 1119225
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Science
UCAS course code
B780
Entry Requirements
BBB/ABC
Study for a degree in Paramedic Science and take your first step towards a career making a real difference when it’s needed most. Not for the faint-hearted, you’ll be tackling difficult and demanding situations, where you’ll have to think on your feet and make informed decisions, fast. Our three-year Paramedic Science degree offers a contemporary and holistic approach to paramedic education. Both challenging and exciting, it will equip you with the skill and knowledge you need to assess, treat, diagnose, supply and administer medicines, manage, discharge and refer patients in urgent, emergency, critical and non-hospital settings. In short, it will give you a flying start in this fast-paced profession.
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