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BSc Paramedic Science


The modern paramedic treats and cares for people locally, or in their home, to assist in reducing avoidable hospital admissions, as well as for emergency situations. Throughout this challenging and exciting programme you will learn alongside other healthcare practitioners reflecting the collaborative nature of working in a modern healthcare system. 

BSc Paramedic Science is the first full-time undergraduate degree of its kind in Scotland. Our state of the art simulation laboratory, including high fidelity mannequins and technology will give you an authentic learning experience delivered by excellent lecturers from a variety of clinical backgrounds.

Practice-based education within the Scottish Ambulance Service in addition to a range of placements within health and social care will allow you to link and enhance the theory and practical knowledge and skills gained in teaching time. 

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Your progress will be assessed through practical assessments, Objective Structured Clinical Exams, coursework assignments, presentations, exams, and a practice assessment document. Your progress will be assessed through practical assessments, coursework assignments, presentations, exams, and clinical placement competency logbooks.

Career Opportunities

This programme will enable you to apply to Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for registration as a paramedic. Whilst the majority of paramedics find employment within an ambulance service, there are increasing opportunities for graduates to work in a range of health and social care settings.

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l couldn’t have asked for a better place to learn. Without a shadow of a doubt I owe my career to GCU. The opportunities I had as a student were second to none. Not just through the lectures and seminars but the high-quality equipment and facilities students have access to such as the television and radio studios.

Colin Stone,

Undergraduate student at GCU

Course Contents

  • Introduction to core principles in paramedic science (Foundations of paramedic practice, Legal, ethically and professional frameworks, Introduction to Human Factors)

  • Fundamentals of Human Physiology (Anatomy and Physiology)

  • Foundations of Interprofessional Practice (Principles underpinning working with other health and care professionals)

  • Introduction to Evidence Based Practice in Health and Social Care

  • Paramedic Science: Clinical Practice 1 (Clinical Skills, Patient assessment and management, Adult patients presenting with common medical conditions including intermediate life support)

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