Paramedic science reading list

Information on recommended reading for studying on our BSc Paramedic Science degree course.

Regulatory reading

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the regulatory body within Scotland. You are required to adhere to the HCPC Code whilst as a student.

Prior to starting this course, you are required to be familiar with the HCPC Standards of Conduct.

There are no compulsory texts for this degree programme. However, if you wish to purchase textbooks, we recommend the following (in subject-order):  

Paramedic practice

  • Blaber, A. (2019) Blaber’s Foundations for Paramedic Practice. A Theoretical Perspective 3rd London: McGraw Hill Education. OR 
  • Pilbery, R. & Lethbridge, K. (2019) Ambulance Care Practice. (2nd Ed.). Bridgewater: Class Professional Publishing. AND
  • Eaton, G. (2019) Law and Ethics for Paramedics: An Essential Guide. Bridgewater: Class Professional Publishing.

Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology 

  • Peate, I. & Evans, S. (2020) Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing and Healthcare Students. 3rd ed. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell OR 
  • Waugh, A. & Wilson, A. (2018) Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. 13th ed. London: Elsevier OR
  • Moini, J. (2020) Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals. 3rd Burlington, U.S.: Jones & Bartlett Learning AND
  • Peate, I. (2017) Fundamentals of Applied Pathophysiology. 3rd Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.

Optional additions 

  • Osmond, A. (2016) Academic Writing and Grammar for Students. 2nd edn. London: Sage. 
  • Cottrell, C. (2017) Critical thinking skills: Effective Analysis, Argum