CPD Public Health and the Paramedic

Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits

Start dates

To be confirmed

Course length

13 weeks

Course cost

Total cost: £840


City campus

Faculty of Health:

0151 231 5829


Course aim

This module examines the role paramedics play within the public health agenda. You will study the underlying knowledge and strategies that shape responses to public health threats.

Course content

This module provides a unique and exciting opportunity for you to develop your understanding and appreciation of the public health agenda from the paramedic's perspective. 

Advances within paramedicine in the last decade plus the expectations now placed on practitioners offers real challenges for those that manage patients in out-of-hospital settings. During this course you will examine the strategies that shape responses to public health, alongside associated threats. 

In the context of public health, you will examine:

  • the impact of violence 
  • epidemiology concepts
  • health promotion strategies
  • associated determinants of health

You will also explore international perspectives of public health in relation to the role of the paramedic.

Teaching and learning

The course is delivered over 13 weeks and you will be expected to attend one hour each week. You will be required to attend LJMU for 13 consecutive Tuesdays from 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Entry requirements

  • You will normally be expected to have a first degree in order to enrol on this programme
  • Evidence of equivalent learning gained through work may also be considered if you do not have a first degree
  • The Programme Leader must also be confident that you have the potential to study successfully at Level 7 and that you will benefit from completing the course
  • Consideration will be given for prior education and experience


You will be expected to produce a 3,000 word report critically analysing a contemporary public health issue from the perspective of the paramedic profession.

CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.

Further information

Information is available in our CPD for healthcare professionals brochure.

For further information please contact:

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Health
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.

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