MSc Paramedic Science MSc
Institution Code H36
Course Code HHPSMMSC
More about the course
The MSc in Paramedic Science course provides a flexible and innovative approach to postgraduate education. Paramedics need to demonstrate a range of well developed managerial, leadership, interpersonal and problem solving skills, in addition to the more specialist clinical elements, which this course supports.
Applicants will normally have completed a relevant university degree and have a recognised qualification in paramedic science. You will normally have at least one year's post-qualification experience (post internship) and evidence of appropriate continuing professional development.
The various modules in this course have been designed and developed to ensure they match these requirements. The course also includes interprofessional modules, which are aimed at health professionals who cross professional boundaries in their day-to-day practice, and which compliment this provision ensuring paramedics are equipped to undertake these new emerging roles.
- To facilitate independent learning and reflection in practice
- To enhance specialist professional skills
- To explore the evidence for practice
- To recognise the place of research in the continued development of the profession
In addition, the MSc Paramedic Science course offers the opportunity to share ideas with other health professions in order to develop intellectual abilities and assist in the advancement of health care.
The MSc in Paramedic Science course is modular in structure. If you wish to collect credits towards and award or a qualification see below the award and credit requirements:
- Postgraduate certificate - 60 credits
- Postgraduate diploma - 120 credits
- Masters degree - 180 credits
To complete a Masters degree award for this course you need to collect the following credits:
- Research modules - 60 credits
- Paramedic science modules - minimum 30 credits
- Optional interprofessional modules - maximum 90 credits
- Research Methods module (15 credits)
- Research Dissertation (45 credits)
Paramedic science modules
- Principles and practice of advanced pre-hospital trauma care (30 credits)
- Cardiology in out-of-hospital care (30 credits) Theory of cardiology in out-of-hospital care (15 credits)
- Contemporary influences in professional paramedic practice (30 credits)
- Paramedic independent professional study 1 and study 2 (15/30 credits)
Optional interprofessional modules
- Developing and managing people (15 credits)
- Facilitation of education in practice (15 credits)
- Research methods (15 credits)
- Imaging for trauma (15 credits)
- Imaging for non-trauma (15 credits)
- Musculoskeletal injection therapy (15 credits)
- Foundation acupuncture (30 credits)
- Contemporary pain management issues (15 credits)
- Leading and developing services (15 credits)
- Contemporary issues in health promotion (15 credits)
- Physical activity and metabolic health (15 credits)
- Preparing for postgraduate success - distance learning (15 credits)
A number of modules require the practitioner to either be in full time employment with NHS Ambulance Trusts, or have access to various clinical placements.
In addition a number of modules have been developed which do not require the necessary clinical placements, for those who do not have access to clinical areas
Modules are facilitated by a variety of experienced lecturers from the University as well as external lecturers.
Delivery of modules incorporates blended learning which aims to combine e-learning activities with campus based learning. You need to have access to a suitable personal computer and a good reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended). Most modern PCs or Macs (less than 3 years old) should be suitable. If you have any queries or need any additional support with IT skills, the School employs an e-learning technologist who will be pleased to help and advise you. Please contact the module lead for details.
Modules are assessed by a variety of methods for example essays, presentations, reports, posters and practical examinations.
Detailed information about the structure of the course and the modules you will study.