Paramedic Practice

Overview

Three students administer treatment to a mannequin using the clinical skills facilities.Delivered in collaboration with the North West Ambulance Service and accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council, our Paramedic Practice degree enables you to train for a career providing urgent and emergency care to service users outside of the hospital environment.

You will gain practical experience in our immersive simulation suite and undertake frontline placements with emergency ambulance crews.

The programme is taught primarily at St James’, our Manchester city centre location, with placements across Greater Manchester and the North West of England.

You can also combine training in nursing and paramedic practice and gain eligibility to register as both a qualified adult nurse and paramedic on our MSci Nurse Paramedic (Adult). On this four-year course, two years are primarily delivered at Edge Hill University and two years at St James’ in Manchester, complemented by extensive placement and simulated learning opportunities.

Courses

Two students perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a mannequin in the ambulance simulator.

In addition to the above degrees which enables you to train as a paramedic, we also offer a professional development programme for qualified paramedics.

Facilities

A student paramedic practices checking the blood pressure of one of her peers.Paramedic Practice is delivered primarily at St James’ in central Manchester.

St James’ provides an extensive modern clinical simulation suite including a mock operating theatre, ambulance simulator and clinical skills stations. A 3D immersive simulation suite enables you to practice clinical scenarios in a realistic, supportive and safe environment.

Approximately three weeks is also spent at the Edge Hill University campus when focusing on particular specialist subjects, such as counselling and maternity care. The clinical skills facilities at Edge Hill University include ward simulations and operating theatres with industry standard equipment, as well as robot-style mannequins that can simulate a wide range of symptoms, from pregnancy to a temperature.

Open Days and Virtual Events

The ambulance simulator which forms part of the clinical skills facilities at St James' in Manchester.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is to attend either an open day at Edge Hill University or a drop-in afternoon at St James’ in Manchester.

While you are currently unable to visit the campus or St James’, we want to make sure that you are still able to discover everything we have to offer and get answers to all of your questions.

Our June 2020 open day is going virtual, offering you the chance to find out more about paramedic practice and the University through a week of online activities.

We are continuing to take bookings for subsequent open days while monitoring government advice regarding events. We will communicate all key information to anyone who books to attend.

Book your place at an open day or virtual open day

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