Student feedback tells us
- Paramedic Practice tutors are very supportive and will take extra time out if students highlight any concerns. They also show a great understanding of the course content and teach it with enthusiasm
- The admin team and support staff are very approachable and helpful
- Paramedic mentors within North West Ambulance Service have been very supportive and welcoming
- Students value the wide range of teaching styles and assessment methods used on the programme
- The modules make good use of clinical skills equipment and placements
- The Fire Service Day provided excellent experience for road traffic collision
- The IT facilities are always available when students need them
- The library has all the relevant texts students need to complete the course and the learning outcomes for each assignment
- Lessons are well planned, structured and varied
- The course enables students to see their own confidence/independence building over time.
How we are improving
Student feedback highlighted some areas where we could improve what we do. We listened and have made some changes.
Learning and teaching
- Introduced a wider range of clinical placement areas, including GPs
- Integrated service users/carers into Programme Boards, selection, teaching and practice scenarios
- Added more Advanced Life Support (ALS) sessions into the timetable and flexible learning weeks to give students more practical lessons in their final year. The last cohort had more ALS than any previous cohort.
- Ambulance placements now accessible across the whole North West to help with travel distance.
Plans for further improvement
Edge Hill aims to constantly learn and improve. Future plans based on feedback include:
- Installation of an immersive technology room at the new Manchester facility
- Procurement of the latest simulation technology devices and additional high tech simulation manikins.