Emergency Medical Science

University College Dublin


Course Name Emergency Medical Science
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code 107490 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Higher Education Direct Entry
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Diploma University College Dublin None
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Attendance Options Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Duration 2 years
Entry Requirements

Expand+Admission Criteria

Minimum grade D3 in at least six subjects at Ordinary or Higher Level in the Established Leaving Certificate

Mathematics and Science must be two of the six subjects
Science subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Agricu...

Application Date Access to the Dip EMS is available only by direct application to the HSE (www.hse.ie) in response to advertisements online.
Course Content

Expand+The aim of the Dip EMS (Paramedic) course is to provide the level of education and training necessary for modern emergency medical care providers to become safe, competent and effective practitioners in the pre-hospital environment.

This course d...

Subjects Taught

Expand+The programme duration is two years. Year one focuses on distance learning, classroom learning and clinical placements. Year two comprises an internship.

Year One Details

Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the major body systems


Assessment Method Year One

Year one will involve continuous and end of module assessments including multiple choice questions (MCQs), shortanswer questions (SAQs), objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) and project components

Year Two

Year two assessment will include supervised clinical practice, portfolio and final panel exam components.
Comment The Diploma in Emergency Medical Science (Paramedic Programme) is run jointly by HSE National Ambulance Service College and the School of Medicine and Medical Science, University College Dublin.
Careers or Further Progression The course also serves as a foundation for further professional study:

Graduate Diploma in EMS
MSc (Advanced Paramedic)
MSc (immediate Care)
Further Enquiries UCD Centre for Emergency Medical Science, Health Sciences Centre, Belfield, Dublin 4

Email: centre.ems@ucd.ie
Tel: 01 716 6665 / 01 716 6666
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