The foundations of paramedic science and beyond

This article explores the inception and design considerations of the foundation degree in paramedic science (FDSc), within the School of Health at The University of Northampton (TUoN). It is written as a collaboration between a student, practice educator and lecturer. It discusses preparation for practice, academic progression and quality assurance considerations. The construction of the programme is outlined with reference to feedback and reflection on its predecessor, a diploma in higher education in paramedic science (DipHE) delivered by TUoN. The FDSc is intended to prepare students for the challenges of contemporary paramedic practice and life-long learning, the latter having become a requisite for UK healthcare professionals (Gopee, 2010; Health Professions Council (HPC), 2010).

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