Paramedics respond to 999 and 111 calls and are trained in all aspects of urgent and emergency care, ranging from problems such as cardiac arrest, heart attacks, strokes, spinal injuries and major trauma, to minor illnesses and injuries. They provide a comprehensive mobile healthcare service by assessing patients, diagnosing problems and providing treatment, often in the patient’s own home. **What you study** Learn how to combine theory and practice to meet the challenges of providing pre-hospital care on this well-established course. You learn important skills as a paramedic that give you the ability to treat and stabilise patients at the scene of an accident or emergency. This education gives you the knowledge to perform potentially lifesaving procedures whenever they are needed. You also develop yourself as a future ready paramedic in this digital age. Key areas include • anatomy and physiology • pathophysiology • pharmacology • core and advanced skills in preparation for placement and paramedic practice • professionalism • law and ethics • clinical decision making • management and leadership • placement learning • enhanced patient assessment skills • development of a an on-going professional portfolio. The size and scope of provision at Sheffield Hallam means that you get to learn with, from and about other professions within health and social care. Our goal is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and values that enhance your employment opportunities, give you a strong professional identity as well as confidence in working with different professional groups and agencies. **Placements and work experience** Your studies are based on a mix of university-based education and placements. This may mean attending block teaching in university and then spending block time on placement, and at other points in the calendar learning part-time in university and part-time on placement. There are a mix of clinical placements, most of them being with Yorkshire Ambulance Service or East Midlands Ambulance Service, but you also attend hospitals and other placement areas within the Yorkshire and East Midlands regions. Other placement may include • ambulance departments other than frontline service • care/residential home • patient transport services • accident and emergency • paediatrics • maternity • operating departments/theatres • primary care. This enables you to gain experience and apply your university-based learning to real life situations. Clinical placements are subject to mentor availability and can be in any of their ambulance stations, not just those close to Sheffield. **Facilities** We provide modern facilities to help you develop clinical skills and specialist knowledge for your career. The course is based on our Collegiate Campus utlilising a wide range of these facilities. The paramedic team have an ethos of "any space is a learning space", so your practical scenarios could be in one of our clinical suites or in more realistic real world settings. **Pebble Pad** You have access to a free lifetime alumni PebblePad account, which is a personal learning space you use to support your education and assessment whilst on the course. You also use it to evidence your experiences, achievements and then bring it all together in a high impact digital format that supports your continuing professional development, future appraisal, future employment applications, future study, assessment, and HCPC evidence purposes. **Professional recognition** This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and endorsed by the College of Paramedics. Graduates are eligible to apply to register with the HCPC and to apply to become members of the College of Paramedics. You must be registered with the HCPC in order to practise as a paramedic in the UK.