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.
The Programme is comprised of 18 academic modules with placement opportunities in each of the three years of the course. On successful completion of each module 20 credits are awarded, with a total of 360 being required to achieve the full BSc (Hons) award. All modules must be completed as there are no optional academic modules within the programme.
Academic Development for Paramedics 1
This aim of this module is to introduce students to the basic academic study skills required at Higher Education, the concept of evidence-based practice and to begin personal and academic development.
Applied Anatomy & Physiology
The aim of the module is to provide students with an introduction to anatomy and physiology as applied to pathologies and paramedic practice.
Foundation Clinical Skills
The aims of the module are, within an interprofessional context, 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 practice setting and University settings.
Fundamentals of Paramedic Practice
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the role of the paramedic within an interprofessional context and to the national policy drivers relating to the development and delivery of unscheduled, urgent and emergency care in the UK and other countries.
Recognition & Management of Altered Health Conditions
The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a basic understanding of medical and trauma management and provide, under supervision, 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 and appropriate interventions for patients in a range of clinical situations. The module will build on the knowledge and clinical skills acquired through the studying of Foundation Clinical Skills, Applied Anatomy & Physiology and Clinical Skills for Paramedics.
Clinical Assessment & Patient Management Skills for Paramedics
The 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.
Academic Development for Paramedics 2
The module aims to explore evidence based practice and how this is transferred into best practice in order to facilitate students continued personal and academic development.
Teamwork & Collaboration
The module aim is to enable students to develop and apply the knowledge, skills and values necessary to contribute to effective collaborative team working.
Law & Ethics for Paramedic Practice
The aim of the module is to enable students 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 practice.
Minor Illness & Minor Injury 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.
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.
Management of Trauma
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.
Academic Development for Paramedics 3
The aim of this module is to develop the skill of critical enquiry and information searching and to enhance the student’s personal and academic development and lifelong learning capabilities in the context on becoming a registered paramedic on completion of the programme.
Complex Paramedic Practice
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.
Paramedic Practice & Special Client Groups
The aim of the module is to provide students with opportunities to gain the knowledge, awareness, attitudes and relevant skills to work collaboratively when undertaking specialised emergency care and treatment related to special client groups.
Paramedic Practice & Vulnerable Client Groups
The aim of the module is to provide students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills to work collaboratively when undertaking specialised emergency care and treatment and safeguarding related to vulnerable groups: learning disabilities, mental health and older people.
Paramedic Practice in Specialist Settings
The aim of the module is to provide students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills for situations that are uncommonly encountered, nationally and internationally. These may include Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Terrorist, Public Disorder and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents, multiple casualties and major incidents.
Introduction to Leadership & 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.