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BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice course preparation

To help you feel prepared for your BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Open the links below to find out more:

Important: Occupational Health

If you haven’t already been seen by the Occupational Health team, you’ll be allocated an Occupational Health (OH) appointment when your programme starts..

It’s a condition of entry to your programme that you’re cleared and immunised by OH and failure to meet this requirement could result in your place on the programme being jeopardised. And if you’re not fully cleared by OH, you won’t be able to access your maintenance loan via Student Finance England as you cannot fully enrol.

To ensure this process runs as smoothly as possible, we ask that you provide details of your immunisation record to the OH Team when you complete the questionnaire.

Please let us know if you’re unable to attend your allocated slot, preferably giving at least 24 hours notice.  If you’re unable to give 24 hours notice or have an issue on the day of your appointment, please email or call the team on 01695 650946. The OH and School team will try to provide a subsequent appointment, but it’s likely that it would be at the OH department base in Wigan and it’s your responsibility to ensure that you attend.

Please note that some of our placement settings may require you to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a condition of placement. If you’re not vaccinated or are part way through vaccination, please let us know as soon as possible. This should be included on your immunisation record which will be enough to confirm your clearance.

We also recommend that you’re up to date with your MMR vaccines. You can find information about this on the NHS website.

We routinely collect data on short notice cancellations and non-attendance, if this happens more than once, the University will charge you the full cost of the appointment.

Induction Week heads-up

During your Induction Week, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know your classmates and tutors, learn more about your programme, tour Manchester City Centre and much more. You’ll receive your Induction Week timetable later this summer, so keep an eye on your emails.

Things to do now:

When you successfully complete your programme you’ll be classed as being ‘fit for purpose’ for the professional role of a Registered Paramedic. The BSc (Hons) Paramedic Practice programme is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the professional registering and regulatory body for Paramedics within the UK. So, when you successfully complete your degree, you’ll meet the professional requirements for paramedic practice and be eligible to register with the HCPC as a Paramedic, a title now protected by law within the UK.

Before your studies begin, you should take a look at the HCPC website, which will give you detailed information about the regulatory codes and standards expected of a Paramedic. You may also want to look at the College of Paramedics website, which will give you further information on curriculum guidance and the broader work of the college itself. And as a student paramedic, you’ll be eligible to become a member of the college.