Thank you for enquiring about (BSc) Paramedic Science. At the University of Bolton, we pride ourselves on our student-focused approach to learning, supporting your career ambitions, and preparing you for graduate employment. Quite simply, we ensure that you enjoy your time at University; through quality teaching, passionate lecturers, supportive environments, and great facilities.
Our Paramedic Science courses work in partnership with several NHS Trusts that allow you to gain your professional registration with the Paramedic Science Council (NMC) and gain the valuable theoretical and practical skills on-site, to prepare for your career.
You’ll have access to facilities in the flagship £31 million Bolton One building, including our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Suites and Area where you’ll be able to practice skills and develop knowledge using clinical equipment and simulators.
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 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 percent 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.
If you have any enquiries relating to this you can contact the Nursing and Midwifery Team to discuss, their contact details can be found at the bottom of the Nursing and Midwifery course page which you can find from the Nursing and Midwifery Subject Area.
Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.
At the University of Bolton, we understand our students have different requirements and pride ourselves on the positive and supportive learning environment we provide. Being voted No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide, North West) is a testament to our approach.