What you'll study
The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.
First year modules
Clinical Practice Education 1 (40 credits)
From non-technical leadership and communication skills to the practical skills associated with cardiac arrests and trauma, this module will help to prepare you for your future career.
Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics
Develop your knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, exploring homeostasis whilst evolving your understanding of key systems, their interactions and interdependence.
Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
You'll be discussing research, reviews and guidelines, learning how to assess each to best influence your care for patients.
Foundations of Professional Practice
Explore the wider social determinants of health and how these affect health and social care policy. Issues relating to health economics and provisions of healthcare will be discussed.
Professional and Contemporary Issues in Paramedic Practice
Examine the behaviours and attitudes that are expected from paramedics and how they can better communicate and work as a team.
Second year modules
Clinical Practice Education 2 (40 credits)
This module aims to build your confidence, evolve theory-practice links and advance dexterous skill towards autonomous paramedic practice.
Research Methods (Health)
To provide evidence-based care, you'll gain an understanding of the principles of research and how to apply the findings of quality research in the practice setting.
Acute Pre-Hospital Care
This module draws on previous experiences gained from clinical practice to inform and explore clinical decision making when identifying common pre-hospital presentations.
Clinical Assessment and Examination for Paramedics
Developing your clinical assessment and examination skills, you'll assess and examine the cardiovascular, respiratory, neurological, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and endocrine systems.
Pathophysiology for Paramedics
You'll examine the pathophysiology of shock, heart failure, myocardial infarction and respiratory failure.
Final year modules
Clinical Practice Education 3 (40 credits)
Develop your core pre-hospital care principles, refining theory-practice links whilst exploring and critically analysing models of management, leadership and clinical decision-making.
Clinical Pharmacology for Paramedics
Develop your knowledge of applied pharmacology with respect to paramedic practice. You will reflect on your knowledge gained for your individual professional development.
Research Project (40 credits)
Draw together everything you've learned, pick what topic interests you the most, and complete a research project based on a practice area of your choosing.
Management of the Critically Ill Patient
This module will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to care and manage critically ill patients.
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.