Paramedic science

Paramedic science

Awarded by St George’s, University of London

The School of Paramedic Science at Kingston and St George’s aims to support the development of the paramedic profession in the UK and overseas by bringing together the latest knowledge from education, research and practice. We specialise in delivering employer-led education and training using the latest learning facilities and technologies, and also serving as a focus point for research and international development projects.


Pre-registration status course

Post-registration course for continuing personal and professional development

Eligible to be completed on a stand-alone or continuous module-by-module basis within a five year period

Why choose us?

  • The Guardian University Guide 2015 ranks Kingston and St George’s as top in London for Paramedic science
  • We scored 100 per cent student satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey
  • You will gain 1800 hours placement experience, 1125 of which will be with the London Ambulance Service (LAS), one of the busiest ambulance services in the world. This means the course offers extensive exposure to a range of paramedic scenarios
  • You will learn from an experienced team including operational paramedics who assist in skills practice
  • We have a dedicated anaesthetist whose experience and expert knowledge is invaluable for paramedic education
  • You will have access to a wide range of health care specialists including nurse consultants, nurse practitioners and doctors in immunology, oncology, paediatrics, obstetrics, end of life medicine and mental health
  • St George’s, University of London is the only UK university to share its campus with a hospital; the St George’s Healthcare Universities NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching hospitals in the country and serves a diverse community

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In 2009, the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) worked with Kingston and St George’s Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education to begin developing a small group of ambulance staff to undergo paramedic training and education, culminating in the first group of paramedics to graduate and work in Gibraltar.

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“How I became part of the team with London’s Air Ambulance,” Lisa Burrell, Senior Lecturer, Paramedic Science, shares her inspirational experiences.

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The Centre for Paramedic Science unveils exciting new plans for 2015.

The Centre for Paramedic Science has announced plans to utilise new research, simulation techniques and technology to streamline and share learning. New initiatives include: a brand new simulation suite which will allow students to practice in realistic home environments; two new study programmes, one for new beginners and a ‘top-up’ for professionals; research on the challenges faced by paramedics when assisting patients with dementia and a small scale project exploring the accuracy of ambulance despatch decisions made by NHS 111 clinical advisors.



Paramedic science research

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Virtual reality project to train new paramedics

Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Sciences, Alan Rice, has been working on the PREVIEW project, testing a virtual reality replacement to problem based learning (PBL).

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Senior Research Fellow, Dr Mary Halter, is contributing to the national SAFER 2 Study, focusing on falls in older people.