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Enhancing Paramedic Practice HEA3179


This module will enable the practitioner working within the diverse environment to provide and enhance the professions existing evidence based practices, through the provision of high quality patient-centred care and the integration of theory and recognised organisational practices. This module will explore the role of the Paramedic, determine their professional responsibilities and enable practitioners  to recognise their professional and legal obligations when delivering and managing care. An in-depth knowledge of regional policies that sit within the wider healthcare system is required to determine the most appropriate pathway for a patient.

Module code:HEA3179
Module credits:20
Cost for new students:£980 for September 2024 to July 2025

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?

This module will allow you to 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.

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 (Mental Health)
  • 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:

On successful completion students will be able to :

  • Explore and critically debate the development of the paramedic role
  • Critically analyse the impact of Policy and Law on the practices of paramedics
  • Critically reflect on the challenges of developing the role of the paramedic with regards to the contexts of professional competencies within the wider health workforce

Study dates and venues

Venue: Manchester

Starts: Tuesday 4 February 2025

Session times:

  • Tuesday 4 February 2025, 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 11 February 2025, 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 18 February 2025, 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 25 February 2025 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 4 March 2025 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 11 March 2025 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 18 March 2025 9.30am-12.30pm
  • Tuesday 25 March 2025 9.30am-12.30pm

Assignment Submission - 27 May 2025 at 4pm

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.