Paramedics are the first senior healthcare professionals to arrive at an accident or medical emergency, rapidly assessing a patient’s condition and giving essential treatment as required. On this course, you will learn how to swiftly assess a patient’s condition and make important, life-saving decisions. In your first year, you will establish a firm foundation for paramedic practice, studying modules relating to clinical knowledge and assessment skills, professional issues, psychosocial aspects of care, evidence-based practice and communication. As you progress, you will be exposed to more complex patient management and decision-making situations through simulation and scenario work. You will explore current issues in paramedic and out-of-hospital practice and develop confidence and skills in critical care. You will develop your research awareness, service improvement and teamwork skills as well as spending half of your studies in clinical placements. Finally, you will develop enhanced clinical assessment and decision-making skills. You will gain proficiency in practice education, leadership and service improvement. Our final-year programme has been carefully designed to prepare you for the transition into practice as an independent registered paramedic. This course has been developed collaboratively with the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust and throughout the three years of your degree you will be able to apply your developing knowledge and skills across a range of placements with the ambulance trust, alongside other clinical and community settings. The course is endorsed by the College of Paramedics and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council Please note this course is not open to international applicants. Please check our website for alternative courses which may be of interest to you.