We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.
Professional Development for Paramedics 1
This aim of this module is to introduce participants to the basic academic study skills required at Higher Education, the concept of evidence-based practice and to begin personal and professional development. The module will provide structured taught sessions on topics such as reading and note taking skills, structuring an essay and use of literature within academic work (referencing and paraphrasing). Evidence-based practice, literature searching and appraisal skills will be a fundamental theme running throughout enabling participants to adhere to best practice.
Fundamental Clinical Skills
The aims of the module are to enable students to start developing essential core professional clinical skills, underpinning evidential knowledge and understanding through engagement with learning activities undertaken within both the student’s workplace and University settings.
Introduction to Paramedic Practice
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the role of the paramedic and to the national policy drivers relating to the development and delivery of unscheduled, urgent and emergency care in the UK.
Applied Anatomy and Physiology
The aim of the module is to equip participants with an introduction to healthy human anatomy and physiology as applied to pathologies and paramedic practice.
Foundations of Paramedic Practice
The aim of this module is to develop the student’s knowledge and understanding of how to deliver care as a paramedic in a rapidly changing health economy.
Delivering Holistic Care
The aim of the module is for participants to develop the knowledge and skills to apply the principles of systematic patient assessment and clinical decision-making to meet the holistic needs of patients.
Professional Development for Paramedics 2
The module aims to explore evidence based practice and how this is transferred into best practice in order to facilitate their continued personal and professional development. This module will expose participants to research methods and the collection and use of evidence to develop best practice within the workplace.
Advanced Clinical Skills
he aims of this module are to further develop the knowledge, understanding and core professional clinical skills related to the physical assessment and management of patients within time critical illness and non-time critical illness.
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
The overall aim of this module is to develop knowledge of medicines management including the underpinning pathophysiology relevant to their safe administration in practice.
Trauma Management for Paramedics
The aim of this module is to develop the participants’ knowledge and skills in the management of patients presenting with trauma in the out-of-hospital environment.
Management of Medical Emergencies
The aim of this module is to develop the students’ knowledge and skills in the management of patients presenting with acute medical conditions in the out-of-hospital environment.
Urgent Care for Paramedics
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop an understanding of urgent care management and to provide the appropriate care for patients who require assessment and management of these conditions. Students will gain the knowledge and understanding to carry out the assessment, planning, appropriate interventions and referral or discharge for patients in a range of urgent care situations.
Professional Development for Paramedics 3 – Transforming Paramedic Practice
The aim of the module is to enable the student to critically evaluate a pilot or small scale development initiative which will enhance service provision and to critically appraise the impact of learning on their personal and professional development and practice.
Specialist Care for Paramedics
The aim of the module is to enable students to gain the knowledge and skills required to work effectively with other health care professionals when undertaking specialised emergency care and treatment related to specialised patient groups: during the child bearing continuum, children and those with mental health issues.
Working With Other Emergency Services
The aim of the module is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to work respond effectively and work collaboratively with other emergency services in scenarios that involve multiple casualties.
Law and Ethics for Paramedic Practice
The aim of the module is to enable paramedics to enhance their understanding of ethics and the law as it is applied to health and social care and to develop ethical and professional decision-making capabilities based on reflections arising from the work place.
The aim of the module is to develop the knowledge, understanding and clinical skills required to intervene and manage a range of complex situations/ scenarios that may be encountered in Paramedic practice. The module will also enable students to gain a critical understanding of the importance of working in partnership with service users and professionals from other disciplines when encountering complex scenarios.
Leadership and Management
The aim of the module is to provide students with an opportunity to explore leadership, management and development of self and others in the context of contemporary Paramedic Practice so that they can develop a critical awareness of themselves as professionals, who can effect, manage and maintain change in practice within an ethical and legal framework.