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Nurse Paramedic (Adult) MSci (Hons)

UCAS code: B795

Be at the forefront of integrated healthcare by combining nursing and paramedic practice. Gain eligibility to register as an adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and as a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Overview

Course length: 4 years full-time
Start dates: September 2023
Location: Edge Hill University
and St James, Manchester
Example offers: BBB-ABB (A Level) or DDM (BTEC) View full entry criteria
Subject(s): NursingParamedic Practice
Faculty: Health, Social Care and Medicine
Department: Nursing and Midwifery
Nurse Paramedic students work as a team to undertake a blood pressure assessment and provide airway support for a collapsed patient scenario.

Want to kickstart a challenging healthcare career? Training as a nurse paramedic could be the perfect match for you. With this distinctive integrated Masters degree, you’ll become a versatile and dynamic practitioner with a focus on person-centred care.

Over four years, our compelling nurse paramedic integrated masters degree will develop your critical decision-making and ability to work on your own. Delve into theoretical knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the human body, emergency care, and how to manage chronic and complex care.

The first and final years of the programme will be taught primarily at the Edge Hill’s Ormskirk campus, while years two and three are delivered at our St James’ site in central Manchester.

During each year of study you’ll complete placements in a variety of healthcare settings. Simulated learning supports your real-world experience to develop your knowledge and skills.

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Course features

  • Professional accreditation

  • Professional practice placements

What you'll study

This courses adheres closely to the six core values of the NHS. These values, enshrined within the NHS Constitution, have been developed by patients, the public and staff to inspire passion in the NHS, guide it in the 21st century, and provide common ground for cooperation in achieving shared aspirations.

Establish your identity as an integrated practitioner. We’ll introduce the factors that drive contemporary professional practice and look at patient care in a range of healthcare settings. Dive into anatomical and physiological theory and the processes associated with human function. You’ll also unpack how evidence can be applied to practice. Take part in full-day simulation days where you’ll be immersed in a particular scenario.

Compulsory modules:

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Applying Evidence to Practice

Developing Professional Identity

Key Skills for Patient Care

Principles of Biological Science

Practice and Simulated Learning

During Year 2 of our nurse paramedic course you’ll enhance your abilities as you focus on a person-centred approach to care. Study what to do in emergency situations and consider the principles of planning specific care for patients of all ages. Your focus will be on common pathophysiological conditions and providing specific care to patients in any setting. You’ll also enhance your research skills in both traditional and non-traditional methods, and how you’ll use them as a nurse paramedic.

Compulsory modules:

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Developing Critical Enquiry

Foundations in Emergency Care

Pathophysiology and Person-Centred Care

Practice and Simulated Learning

Principles of Planning Care Across the Lifespan

Dig deeper into care provision, specifically minor injury treatments, skin and wound care, triage and behavioural change. You’ll study how best to use these skills in primary care and alternative care settings. We’ll cover the impact of social and public health on care provision, then develop your awareness of law and ethics. You’ll get the chance to demonstrate decision-making and clinical judgement skills, then engage with audit and service improvement to become an autonomous practitioner.

Compulsory modules:

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Essential Skills for Primary Care

Examining Service Improvement and Audit

Law and Ethics within Healthcare Practice

Practice and Simulated Learning

Social and Public Health

The final year brings it all together. You’ll exhibit the skills, understanding and practice experience to become an autonomous practitioner. You’ll work with professionals, demonstrate clinical judgement and decision-making, and develop your awareness of investigation and diagnostic tools. Building on your time spent working in healthcare settings, the course culminates in a 12-week placement to support your transition into professional practice.

Compulsory modules:

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Clinical Diagnostics and Decision Making

Improving Quality through Research

Leading Healthcare

Managing Chronic and Complex Care

Practice and Simulated Learning

How you'll study

Years 1 and 4 of this programme are primarily delivered at Edge Hill University, however some sessions may also take place at Alder Hey Institute in the Park in which case you will be responsible for travel and parking costs. In Years 2 and 3 you will be based at St James’ in Manchester. You should be aware that you may incur additional travel costs due to the dual site delivery of this programme.

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, simulated practice, peer sessions, tutorials and scenario-based learning.

Placements will include weekends, early mornings, evenings and night work to ensure a full range of practice experiences. You will be responsible for travel and parking costs while on placement.

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed through a variety of mechanisms, including written, oral and practical assessments, that are designed to evaluate your knowledge and assess your ability to apply this understanding to the professional standards and proficiencies.

Assessments vary from Dragons’ Den style presentations where you will engage stakeholders and academic staff in quality improvement ideas to a written exploration of a condition or disease of your choice.

Some assessments will be undertaken in practice settings, supported by qualified practitioners and academic staff.

Who will be teaching you

The programme team comprises research-active professionals within the field of nursing and registered paramedics. Most importantly service users, carers and their families will be involved in facilitating your learning so that you gain an understanding of the impact care has on individual groups.

Entry criteria

Entry requirements

Typical offer 120-128 UCAS Tariff points, plus GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Relevant natural and applied science subjects are preferred but not essential. An interview forms part of the selection process.

If you accept an offer from Edge Hill you will need to satisfy the requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council and Health and Care Professionals Council in respect of physical and mental fitness and will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure indicating that you meet the mandatory criteria of ‘Clearance to Work with Children and/or Vulnerable Adults’. Further information will be sent to you after you have firmly accepted an offer.

Example offers

Qualification Requirement
A Level BBB-ABB.
BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications) Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM).
T Level Overall grade of Merit.
International Baccalaureate (IB) We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points. Subject-specific requirements at Higher Level (HL) Grade 5 may apply.
Access to Higher Education Diploma 45 credits at Level 3, for example 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit or 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

How to apply

Apply full-time

Apply online through UCAS

Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.

International

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, are eligible to apply for this course.

Unfortunately this course is not available to other international students. Please see our A-Z of courses for alternative options.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Did you know?

If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.

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Facilities

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

The Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine offers outstanding facilities for the education and training of health and social care professionals.

The contemporary teaching and learning resources include leading edge clinical skills facilities, an 860-seat lecture theatre, and a variety of teaching rooms and social learning spaces. An additional clinical skills suite is available at St James’ in Manchester, where there are also teaching rooms, an open plan library and IT facilities.

Where you'll study

Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine

Learning resources

The Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre offers a variety of simulated environments from home, through primary and emergency care, to secondary care and beyond. The flexible and adaptable facilities include a ward environment, operating theatre, an anatomy and ultrasound resource centre, a ‘Better at Home’ suite, clinical skills area and consultation rooms.

You will benefit from access to a wide variety of healthcare equipment, as well as a range of full-body patient simulators that can breathe, talk, have pulses and can simulate a wide range of symptoms and clinical conditions. This will enable you to undertake practical scenarios in realistic settings, providing ideal preparation for professional practice placements and future employment.

These facilities are complemented by the modern clinical skills facility at St James’ in Manchester city centre. This houses an extensive clinical simulation suite, including a mock operating theatre, simulated ambulance bay and clinical skills stations.

Finance

Tuition fees

UK Full-Time

£9,250

a year

The UK tuition fee rate is subject to final Government approval for academic year 2023/24 entry. The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

Financial support

Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.

EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please see our EU student finance page for further details.

Your future career

Completing this nurse paramedic degree gives you excellent career prospects with a Masters level academic qualification and two professional awards. Once qualified as a fully integrated practitioner you’ll be at the forefront of future healthcare provision and this will help you to stand out to prospective employers.

Many graduates go on to work in a variety of hospital and community settings or urgent and emergency care in the dynamic areas of:

  • Nurse paramedic
  • Nursing
  • Paramedicine

You’ll be eligible to apply for registration as an adult nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, while also qualifying as a paramedic with eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council.

Course changes

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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