Patient Assessment for Urgent and Pre Hospital Care

Patient Assessment for Urgent and Pre-Hospital Care

Patient Assessment for Urgent and Pre-Hospital Care

Level 5, 15 Credits

Course aim

This course is primarily aimed at registered paramedics. It will enhance your existing skills in:

  • patient assessment 
  • assessing the body's four main systems
  • clinical examination

You will also gain more in-depth knowledge on documentation, communication and consultation models

Course length

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

Course cost

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

Course structure

The course is delivered via:

  • interactive lectures 
  • practical demonstrations, where you will be expected to participate fully in order to enhance your clinical skills development
  • virtual classroom sessions

All course materials will be available via Blackboard, LJMU's virtual learning environment.


The course is delivered over 15 weeks in three blocks of five weeks. The first two blocks require one attendance day in each. 

The two attendance days are also available as a virtual classroom which can be sourced from any location.

Course content

The Patient Assessment programme has a unique system of delivery from the traditional lecture which is supported by virtual classrooms, accessible at any time, through to practical involvement in assessment techniques and skills. Theory and physiology are covered relating to the four main systems.


You will be assessed via a 2,000 word assignment relating to an aspect of patient assessment.

Entry requirements

In order to be accepted onto this course, you must:

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

This Continuing Professional Development module is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

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 details are 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

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