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Acute and long term illness for urgent and pre-hospital care

Acute and long term illness for urgent and pre hospital care

Level 5, 20 Credits

Course aim

Primarily aimed at registered paramedics, this course will broaden your awareness and understanding of acute and long term illnesses within the context of the urgent and pre-hospital arena.

Course length

The programme will be delivered during a 15 week academic semester, starting in April each year.

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit for both CPD apply and self-funded routes.


Each week you will be expected to complete two days of lectures, discussions and group activities. This will also be supplemented by online activities throughout the 15 weeks.

You will be allocated a tutor, who will provide you with academic support during the programme.

The programme uses a blended approach to learning, including interactive lectures and online learning. You will be able to access all programme material via Blackboard, LJMU's virtual learning environment.

Course content

During the programme you will study the patho-physiological mechanisms of a range of acute and long term illnesses, and the bio psychosocial factors that impact on the development and outcome of disease. Pain theories and pain management will be examined alongside current epidemiological trends in disease, utilising contemporary research and professional practice.


Please contact the Admissions Team for further details.

Entry requirements

In order to be considered for this programme, you must:

  • be a registered health care professional
  • have confirmation from your CPD manager, if employer funded
CPD award

This CPD is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

Study dates

Dates for the coming year will be available shortly.

How to apply

If your CPD course is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process.

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the postgraduate online application form

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
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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