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Enhancing Paramedic Practice HEA3179


This module will explore the role of the Paramedic, enhancing the practitioners’ professional knowledge and exploring further their professional and legal obligations when delivering and managing care in the pre-hospital environment.

Module code:HEA3179
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:£940 for September 2023 to July 2024

If your tuition fee is being paid by a sponsor or you are a sponsor paying a student’s fee, you are required to send a copy of a purchase order to [email protected].

For further guidance please visit: Sponsored students – Edge Hill University

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Who is this module for?

The module is specific to providers of unscheduled care.

What are the key aims of the module?

  • To explore and critically debate the evidence base supporting the development of the paramedic role
  • Critically analyse the impact of Policy and Law on paramedic practice
  • Critically reflect on the challenges of developing the role of the paramedic.

How will I study?

This module is normally studied over eight sessions, one half day session per week for eight weeks. The module overall takes 15 weeks. The module will take place at our St James’ Manchester site.

What will I study?

  • Policy development and dissemination
  • Law and the practitioner
  • Ethics and decision-making
  • Assessment of Capacity
  • National drivers and Regulations
  • Developing the role of the autonomous practitioner
  • Multi and intra professional working
  • The role of the paramedic in the wider health workforce.

How will I be assessed?

A 4,000 word essay, critically analysing and exploring the current and future developments of the Paramedic Practitioner, with emphasis around the issues and challenges that need to be considered.

On successful completion you will:

Understand and critically evaluate policy decisions which impact on your practice. You will have the knowledge and skill to contribute to the development of your profession and will be able to take an active role in enhancing the professions ability to provide evidence based high quality healthcare. This module also supports your continuing professional development.

Study dates and venues

Venue: Manchester

Starts: Monday 12 February 2024

Session times:

  • Monday 12 February 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, attendance
  • Monday 19 February 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, attendance
  • Monday 26 February 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, attendance
  • Monday 4 March 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, attendance
  • Monday 11 March 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, attendance
  • Monday 18 March 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, attendance
  • Monday 25 March 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, attendance
  • Tuesday 2 April 2024, 9.30am - 1pm, attendance
  • Submission date to be confirmed

How to apply

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

Contact us

For further information regarding module availability, study dates and costs please contact the School of Allied Health, Social Work and Wellbeing on [email protected].

If you have any queries regarding module content and your suitability to study please contact the Module Coordinator Jon Dearnley-Lane on [email protected].


This module can be studied on a standalone basis and is an optional module on the BSc (Hons) Clinical and Professional Paramedic Practice programme.