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BSc Paramedic Practice – Remote and Hazardous Environments

Outreach Rescue Medic Skills (ORMS)


The 625 have a longstanding relationship with ORMS, which has seen us collaborate on a range of domestic and international projects relating to emergency management.

The programme is delivered by Outreach Rescue Medic Skills (ORMS), is validated by Robert Gordon University (RGU) and is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). In support of the ORMS, The 625 provide specialist tutors, lecturers and authors from a range of backgrounds. In additional to delivering a wide range of clinical skills elements, The 625 are responsible for authoring and delivering on two key modules 1) Disasters and Environmental Emergencies,  2) Leadership and Evidence Informed Decision Making in Hazardous Environments

The course fulfils all of the Standards of Practice required by the HCPC for Paramedics and is suitable for anyone wishing to become a Paramedic in either domestic or international practice. It is also HCPC Approved, and successful completion of the programme provides eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Paramedic.

Years 1 & 2 (Stage 1)
During this stage, knowledge of working within the health sector and the foundations of anatomy, physiology, and pathology and professional skills will be integrated with key Paramedic skills. This stage develops your Paramedic assessment and treatment skills. You will explore the interrelationships between allied rescue agencies and how to work within these structures effectively. Clinical placements are undertaken to reinforce these skills and link theory to practice.

Modules studied:
NU1995 – Working in Healthcare
NU1996 – Preparing for Emergency Care
NU1997 – First Response in Pre-hospital care
NU1998 – Human Factors and Decision Making in Hazardous Environments
NU1999 – Professional Practice 1 (Operational)

Years 3 & 4 (Stage 2)
Acute management of ill and injured patients is developed further, alongside the inclusion off invasive procedures to promote positive outcomes when managing these patients. You are consistently challenged to consider the pragmatics of care delivery by comparing care delivery between “Remote”, “Hazardous” and “Domestic” environments. The use of research to support and underpin practice is developed further encouraging development of clinical reasoning skills. Further two clinical placements are undertaken to reinforce the necessary knowledge and skills required for qualification.

Modules studied:
NU2990 – Public Health in Paramedic Practice
NU2991 – Paramedic Patient Assessment and Interventions
NU2992 – Medical and Surgical Emergencies
NU2993 – Professional Practice 2 (Operational)
NU2994 – Trauma Emergencies in Hazardous Environments
NU2995 – Obstetrics, Gynaecological and Paediatric Emergencies
NU2996 – Professional Practice 3 (Operational)

Years 5 & 6 (Stage 3)
The emphasis in your final stage relates to evidence-based management of “Hazardous” environments, effective performance in disasters and the academic skills necessary for the manager in these circumstances. In conjunction with understanding key issues relating to policies and interagency team working. Improving practice is explored (incorporating critical evaluation of practice) aiming to further develop your Paramedic skills for delivery of care in these more extreme environments. Your final clinical placements allow development and refinement of the required treatment and management skills.

Delegates from a range of disciplines and organisations attend the course including:

NHS Ambulance Services
NHS Hazardous Area Response Teams
Special Operations Medical Teams
Hong Kong Government Flying Service
Brunei Shell Petroleum
Public Authority of Civil Defence and Ambulance
Bristow Helicopters
CHC (Canadian Helicopter Emergency Medical Response)
Bond Offshore (Helicopter Emergency Medical Response)
Falk Emergency Ambulance Service
TAQA Global