Enhancing Paramedic Practice HEA3179


Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

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
Level: 6
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

Who is this module for?

The module is specific to providers of unscheduled care.

What are the key aims of the programme?

  • 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 8 sessions, one half day session per week for 8 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 health care. This module also supports your continuing professional development.

Study Dates and Venues

February 2021

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Tue 16th Feb 2021

Session Times:
  • Tuesday 16 February 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm, Online
  • Tuesday 23 February 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm, Online
  • Tuesday 2 March 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm, Online
  • Tuesday 9 March 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm, Online
  • Tuesday16 March 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm, Online
  • Tuesday 23 March 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm, Online
  • Tuesday 30 March 2021, 9.30am-1.30pm, Online
  • The date of submission will be Friday 21 May
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    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.

    To apply for this module please access the online application form.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

    For further information regarding module content, please contact the Module Co-ordinator Andrew Kirk on 01695 657683 or email kirka@edgehill.ac.uk


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