Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of professional courses, but here at the University of Sunderland, working in partnership with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and placement providers, we have developed our emergency professional standards: an effective approach to your programme of study which blends face-to-face and online teaching and which fully enables your development in line with national standards of proficiency.
Our experience has shown that this method opens new learning opportunities for all, enabling you to develop graduate skills such as time management, self-care and workload prioritisation, with support from the academic team and the wider University services available to you. This approach also enables you to learn at your own pace and fully supports those who require a flexible programme.
Clinical skills will continue to be taught and practiced in our outstanding mock hospital wards, the Living Lab, and clinical rooms. This approach will ensure you develop your clinical skills on campus, before experiencing ‘real-world’ clinical practice for the first time. On campus sessions will take place on a weekly basis, to allow you to develop your paramedic skills in practice alongside your peers. In addition, some theoretical lectures will be delivered online using conference technology (Big Blue Button and Microsoft Teams) – allowing transference of theory into practice.
The Paramedic team and other students will be meeting you during the first week to say hello, along with our amazing Patient, Carer and Public Involvement (PCPI) volunteers who support your learning, acting as patients, sharing experiences and helping with your assessments.
If you have any questions before commencing your studies, please contact your programme leader:
Mark Willis: firstname.lastname@example.org