BSc Top Up Programme

This flexible, modular programme of study provides a coherent scheme and progression route within paramedic practice, recognising and valuing prior experience and learning, and building on it.

The programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop intellectual, analytical, and problem solving skills which encourage the development of mature and independent decision making and reasoned clinical judgement within emergency and urgent care. You’ll develop conceptual knowledge and practical understanding of how techniques of scientific enquiry enable the critical analysis, interpretation and application of contemporary evidence within pre-hospital and emergency care. Develop graduate key attributes within the lifelong learning context.

Entry requirements
  • HCPC Registered Paramedic – either ** IHCD/BTECL4/CertHE qualified; or hold a Foundation degree or Diploma in Higher Education in Paramedic Science
  • Supported line managers reference
** IHCD/BTECL4/CertHE applicants who do not have a prior level 5 qualification will be required to submit a Professional Portfolio as part of the course entry criteria.
This is a list of the modules required to be completed – a total of 120 credits are required.
Core Modules:
  • Evidence Based Practice – 20 credits
Students choose one of the below:
  • Negotiated Learning – 20 credits
  • Dissertation – 40 credits

Optional Modules:

  • Emergency Clinical Decision Making and Problem Solving – 20 credits
  • Clinical Reasoning and Assessment Skills in Healthcare (CRASH) – 20 credits
  • Clinical Complexity in Emergency Care – 20 credits
  • Emergency Care of Women and Children – 20 credits
  • Consultation and Physical Examination: Health Assessment Skills – 20 credits
  • Advancing Mental Health Across The Healthcare Spectrum (Intermediate Level) – 20 credits
  • Pathophysiology and Diseases in Practice – 20 credits
  • Medicines- Therapeutics and Pharmacology – 20 credits
  • Care of Minor Illness and Minor Injuries – 20 credits
  • Management of Major Illness and Major Trauma – 20 credits
  • Acute and Critical Care: Foundations for Practice – 20 credits
  • Acute Care: Contemporary Issues Independent Study – 20 credits
  • Patient Safety in Acute and Critical Care – 20 credits
  • Disaster Response – 20 credits
  • Humanitarian Action – 20 credits
  • Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice – 20 credits
  • Clinical Supervision – 20 credits
  • Leadership and Change – 20 credits
  • Work Based Learning – 20 credits
  • Negotiated Learning – 20 credits
  • Negotiated Learning – 10 credits
Further details are available on the UoC Website here 

Please click the image to download a PDF portfolio guidance document 

*Any member of staff can also access the Head Start programme and the Learning Toolkit from UoC at anytime – you only need to be on the BSc top up to access Headstart Plus*