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University of Cumbria: Paramedic in Primary Care

Institution University of Cumbria View institution profile
Department Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Telephone 0845 606 1144
Study type Taught


This programme delivers core modules over the 4 years, which are timetabled to allow the learner to develop their knowledge and skills over time and at a pace which allows for anyone working and studying. At present this programme is a closed cohort with the selection process being undertaken by a University collaborative partner. The core modules make up 120 credits of the course, and includes 20-credit modules on Consultation and Physical examination skills, Advanced Pathophysiology, Advancing Mental Health across the spectrum, work-based learning, and a 40 credit dissertation module. As part of this programme students will study the Non-Medical prescribing as an additional award.

Graduate destinations Students will develop their knowledge and skills needed for the role of the Paramedic in Primary and Urgent care, therefore increasing their prospects of a career in these areas of health care. Completion of the MSc will also allow a pathway into further study at level 8 PhD.


University of Cumbria


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Based in some of the North West’s most beautiful and historic locations, The University of Cumbria is a vibrant and inspiring place. Combining experience, quality-teaching and dedicated student support, we’ve helped over 45,000 students to make their impact on the world.

Courses and Qualifications
The University is made up of five academic institutes:

  • Business, Industry and Leadership
  • Arts
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

Within each department, there are four different varieties of postgraduate degrees available:

  • Masters (MA, MSc or MBA)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)
  • Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)
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