CPD Public Health and the Paramedic
Level 7 (postgraduate), 20 Credits
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.
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.
- 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.
This Continuing Professional Development can be studied within the MSc Advanced Healthcare Practice (Clinical) award framework or as a single CPD.
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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