Professional Studies

Professional Studies

Level 4, 20 Credits

Course aim

This theory based module is designed to improve your ability to use the variety of skills that will enhance your understanding of study skills and how they can positively impact on patient care.

The main aim of the module is to develop students' knowledge and understanding of the skills that enhance integrative 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. Demonstrate enhanced skills for academic and reflective learning
  2. Identify how theory impacts on integrative care within the emergency and urgent services
  3. Explore how ambulance staff work within contemporary socio-cultural and professional contexts
  4. Explore how professionally completed documentation impacts on patient care

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 and a number of online lectures. 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

You will explore the following themes:

  • Links between theory and practice
  • Impact of documentation on care
  • Information technology, numeracy and literacy
  • Academic reading; essay writing; databases
  • Delivering oral and written presentations to influence care
  • Working with numbers
  • Integrative care
  • Relating evidence based research to practice
  • Types of research and data
  • Models of reflection
  • Development of reflective behaviour to improve care

There is one component: A portfolio of development

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.

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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