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From Health Science to Paramedic Science

18 May 2021
Dylan Breslin

The course was a big stepping stone and pointed me on the correct path to becoming a Paramedic.

Dylan Breslin
Former Health Science student now working as a paramedic

FROM HEALTH SCIENCE TO PARAMEDIC SCIENCE

Did you know that you don’t need A-Levels to go to University?

Meet our Level 3 Health Science student Dylan Breslin – who went on to achieve a First-Class Honours Degree in Paramedic Science at the University of Wolverhampton and now works with the West Midlands Ambulance Service as an HCPC registered Paramedic.

Dylan didn’t study A-Levels – he enrolled at NWRC after he completed his GCSEs, choosing to study the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health Science.

Dylan says the course was a big stepping stone and pointed him on the correct path to becoming a Paramedic. He also says the new Paramedic Degree at Ulster University is offering students a brilliant opportunity to study locally.

You can enrol for this course – Level 3 Health Studies (Health Science pathway) at www.nwrc.ac.uk or email Martinae.mclaughlin@nwrc.ac.uk and Cairmeal.mcbride@nwrc.ac.uk Strand Rd; Colette.McGurk@nwrc.ac.uk Limavady Campus or Claire.Campbell@nwrc.ac.uk Strabane Campus

Read Dylan's story here:


My name is Dylan Breslin. I am from Derry currently living in Wolverhampton. I went to St. Joseph’s secondary school to do my GCSE’s. After my GCSE’s I heard about the Health Science course and decided that this was the one for me. The Health Science course was an excellent and well-structured course that was led by high-quality lecturers from different health care backgrounds.

The course was a big stepping stone and pointed me on the correct path to becoming a Paramedic.

Following completion of the Health Science course, I went on to study for a BSC in Paramedic Science at the University of Wolverhampton. This course was challenging and difficult at times. However, there were a lot of areas that were covered in the Health Science course that were covered when I was studying Paramedic science e.g. anatomy and physiology, and so on. Learning these areas at college made the transition from college to university less stressful.

I graduated from The University of Wolverhampton with a first-class honours degree and I am now working with West Midlands Ambulance Service as an HCPC registered Paramedic.

Being a Paramedic isn’t about attending big incidents and driving on blue lights. It’s about making-every- contact-count to every patient you see. Every day you will have a range of different jobs ranging from your most severe trauma/medical cases to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or social related cases. The range of different Jobs/severity of cases can be mentally challenging so it is important that you speak out and get help when needed.

The opportunity to study a Paramedic Degree at the University of Ulster is a very exciting time for those who want to work predominately in prehospital care and hopefully, this will open many doors for students who wish to follow this career path.

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