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New Paramedic Science BSc degree and facilities

Paramedic Science students

In September, the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, a joint enterprise of Kingston University and St George’s University of London, will launch a new Paramedic Science BSc degree. This will be complemented by a range of newly built, state-of-the-art facilities.

The three year programme is accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the College of Paramedics, and will be delivered in partnership with the London Ambulance Service. A Paramedic Science Top-Up programme for working practitioners is also offered for those seeking to gain a BSc level qualification.

Students of the new programme will have access to a range of new, specifically designed facilities to deliver the very best training available. These facilities are only available a few institutions in the United Kingdom. They include:

  • Simulation suite

A purpose-built paramedic simulation suite at St George’s, University of London. It consists of three life size ambulance saloons and a home area consisting of three dedicated spaces – a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with appropriate furniture and fixtures. These facilities are monitored under ‘live’ camera surveillance, enabling training staff to provide relevant feedback to improve skills and student confidence.

  • Immersion room

A new 3D digital ‘immersion room’ with high fidelity sound and projectable walls that can be changed to create the ambient environment of any scenario students may encounter to perform a rescue. This can include a dog attack at a residential home, a nightclub, a railway station or a car collision.

These facilities will be in addition to the simulation training undertaken with the London Ambulance Service at our partnering trusts as well as the ‘simulation house’ located at Kingston University. The ‘simulation house’ is a specially designed, full-size home where paramedic science students train alongside other healthcare practitioners of the Faculty such as midwives to do home rescues and treatments.

Find out more about paramedic science at Kingston and St George’s.