As courses are reviewed regularly the module list you choose from may vary from that shown here.
1 Developing your physiological basis for intervention
Physiology for Paramedic and Perioperative Practice: Basic (double) - the module explores aspects of clinical anatomy and physiology relevant to paramedic practice.
Human Life Sciences: Paramedics and Perioperative Application (single) - expands on material covered in the module above and explores how the human body reacts to trauma.
2 Developing your understanding of research / evidence-base for practice
Research Awareness and Critical Appraisal (single) - focuses on issues related to health and social care research and developing skills of critical appraisal with respect to research designs and practice appropriate for health and social care studies.
3 Broadening your awareness of psycho-social issues and interprofessional working
Partnerships in Practice (single) - this is the foundation for the ‘Partnerships in Practice’ series and introduces key concepts, values and skills pertinent to working in partnership with individuals.
Developing Professional Judgement in Paramedic Practice (single) - this module aims to investigate the issues surrounding role expansion in relation to paramedic practice. It will encourage exploration of the socio-economic, ethical, legal and decision-making processes utilised in practice. You will be encouraged to consider your role parameters and evaluate your effectiveness and decision-making abilities.
4 Developing your portfolio of skills
Introduction to Emergency Medicine Part 1 (single) - this is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to emergency medicine and is delivered with a student-centred approach. The module is practically oriented employing the use of simulation scenarios, problem-based and experiential learning wherever possible.
Introduction to Emergency Medicine Part 2 (double) - this module is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to emergency medicine and is delivered with a student-centred approach. The module is practically oriented employing the use of simulation scenarios, problem-based and experiential learning wherever possible.
Developing Professional Practice in Emergency Medicine (single) - this module represents the start of your supervised workplace learning. Throughout this module you will undertake a range of accident and emergency operational duties on a day and night shift rota basis whilst supervised by a suitably qualified member of staff. You will begin to build a portfolio of evidence of workplace experience and to describe experiences through project work.
Paramedic Skills (double) - this module will provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and awareness of the key interventions of contemporary paramedic practice. It will extend your theoretical knowledge and practical skills to that required of an HCPC Registered Paramedic.
Developing Paramedic Skills (single) - provides the opportunity to consolidate and reflect upon the Paramedic Skills module whilst working in a clinical environment. You will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and awareness of professional practice whilst having the chance to practise paramedic intervention skills.
Minor Illness Management (single) - the aim of this module is to enable you to explore the physiology and pathophysiology related to minor illness management. Through review of research and literature, current management will be scrutinised and challenged as appropriate. This will be applied to your own clinical practice through case studies.
Clinical Examination and Intervention Skills (double) - this module allows the paramedic practitioner to focus on their own specific needs in order to gain confidence in their area of practice, whilst achieving the generic capabilities required of a registered paramedic. You will develop a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your experience to date.
Placement experience will enable you to integrate theory and practice. You will be required to take part in practical experience throughout your studies, and this will be undertaken with the South Central Ambulance Service and local hospital trusts.
We offer a range of support mechanisms both within the university (a link lecturer) and the placement area to support you through your programme of study. While on placement, you will be supported by a named member of staff, known as a clinical mentor.
We have a dedicated Practice Education Unit that provides administrative and academic support for placement learning/practice education for all its pre-qualifying courses.
Departmental research highlights
The Department of Clinical Health Care has two focuses of research, cancer and palliative care and interprofessional education and collaborative practice. In addition, Paramedic staff members are researching Paramedic education.
Free language courses for students - the Open Module
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
Please note that the free language courses are not available if you are:
- studying at a Brookes partner college
- studying on any of our teacher education courses or postgraduate education courses.