Fundamentals of Paramedic Sciences

Fundamentals of Paramedic Sciences

Level 4, 20 Credits

Course aim

This theory based module is designed to improve your knowledge of human anatomy and physiology in the healthy person; it also aims to enhance your understanding of the pathophysiology associated with some common conditions.

The main aim of the module is to develop students' knowledge and understanding to support your care of patients in urgent and emergency situations.

In order to achieve this aim, you will be focusing on achieving the following modular learning outcomes:

  1. Define the role and function of major body systems
  2. Describe the relationship between anatomical structure and function
  3. Understand the factors that influence homeostasis
  4. Understand the elements of growth and development in the human life cycle

The outcomes will be achieved by combining classroom learning with independent and guided study.

Course Length 

The delivery will be over a 14 week period with a small number of attendances. There will be a blended approach to support the learning; this means that online and electronic resources will be provided for use during private study time. There will need to be interaction in the online environment and therefore a good standard of IT ability is required.

Course cost

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


There is a requirement for full attendance for each of the sessions, whether they are in class or through the technology enhanced learning environment. 

Course Content
  • Introduction to cells, tissues and organs
  • Human growth and development
  • Body systems including cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, musculoskeletal, digestive, urinary, endocrine and reproductive
  • Genetics
  • Role of nutrition in health and illness
  • Immunology
  • Homeostatic imbalance
  • Feedback systems
  • Fluid balance
  • Haemodynamics
  • Dysfunction
  • Pathophysiology

There is one component: A 2 hour written exam.

Entry Requirements

Two years employment as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Nominated by an ambulance service.

CPD Award

This module may form part of the CertHE in Urgent and Emergency Care or alternatively, may be studied as a stand-alone CPD Programme.

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 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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