Pre-Hospital Care Long Term Conditions
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11 weeks




Undergraduate Degree
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Coventry University


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This module aims to develop students’ ability to assess, treat, refer and discharge patients with long-term conditions. The module focuses on the improvement of students’ knowledge of clinical referral pathways and decision-making skills.

Course detail

This module will cover the decision making process in relation to the prevention of inappropriate hospital attendance.

This module could be easily accessible online via e-learning and provides students with the opportunity to develop their knowledge on the methods of pre-hospital care for individuals with long-term conditions.

Benefits include:

  • Academic credit for a named award.
  • Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
  • Access to experts.
  • Opportunity to build to a full degree.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.

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On successful completion of this module you should be able to:

  • Assess the clinical decision making process.
  • Understand the referral pathways and support available for people with long-term conditions.
  • Examine and understand the requirements for urgent intervention or transfer to appropriate level of care when needed.
  •  Understand the psychological and physiological impact of a long-term condition on the patient and their family.
  • Note the influences on the care provision of people with long-term conditions.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered online during the Spring term, through discussion forums and a range of interactive online activities.

Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).

We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality. 

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Guided student activity – 30 hours
Self-guided student activities – 170 hours
Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • FdSc/DipHE Paramedic Science/ DipHE Nursing or equivalent
  • FdSc Paramedic studies


  • Coursework 1: 3000 word Patient Case Scenario (100% of module mark)

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

  • Successful completion of degree level modules can enable progression to master’s degree studies in a range of Health Care and Professional Practice studies which are offered at Coventry University.
  • Upon the successful completion of this module students should possess the qualities and knowledge to assist their further development as professionals within the field of pre-hospital care of long-term conditions.
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