Pre-Hospital Emergency Care BSc (Hons)
Course code:

HLSU152

Duration:

3 years part-time

Fees:

TBC*

Qualification:

Undergraduate Degree
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Location

Coventry University

Faculty:

Get in touch

Health and Social Care Unit

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Overview

This course has been developed to complement pre-hospital paramedic/nursing care qualifications and experience, and provide the opportunity for registered paramedics or nurses to build upon existing FdSc and DipHe qualifications to achieve a BSc (Hons) degree. 

Course detail

The innovative e-learning format of this course has been designed to overcome many of the difficulties experienced by those who wish to access Higher Education, but who are unable to attend a traditional classroom-based course, for example those who work variable shifts. It can be studied full or part-time.

Upon successful completion of the course you will have:

  • Enhanced your existing knowledge and understanding of pre-hospital emergency care
  • Networked with a range of students from different specialties
  • Demonstrated continued professional development and the enhancement of practice
  • Undertaken critical analysis of relevant literature, including research-based evidence and policy documents
  • An understanding of achieving and leading quality care service and delivery

Modules

Year One

For part-time study, you will take three modules in the first year: one mandatory; two option modules.

  • Principles of Health Assessment (mandatory): The aim of this module is to develop your understanding of the knowledge, principles, skills and techniques required to support the undertaking of holistic health assessment. 
Two from the following: 

  • Management of Minor Injuries and Illnesses: The aim of this module is to critically examine the approach to the assessment and management of minor injuries and illnesses.
  • Pre-Hospital Management and Care of Long-Term Conditions: The aim of this module is to develop your ability to critically assess; treat; refer and discharge patients with exacerbations of a range of long-term conditions.
  • Mentoring in Paramedic Practice: The aim of this module is to allow paramedics in practice who have consolidated their initial role and responsibilities and to undertake further study to develop as clinical practice mentors.
  • Assessment and Management of Acute Mental Health Problems: The aim of this module is to develop a critical understanding in assessing those with mental health diagnoses.

 

Year Two
  • The Principles of Doing a Literature Review: The aim of this module is to develop the underpinning skills to devise and execute the appropriate, in-depth inquiry to produce a literature review
  • Literature Review: The aim of this module is to enable the student to critically explore a chosen area of healthcare, through the process of independent enquiry and research 
  • Principles of Pre-Hospital Trauma Assessment and Management: The aim of this module is to encourage critical evaluation of pre-hospital trauma, including pathophysiology and contemporary approaches to emergency assessment and treatment
  • The Vulnerable Patient across the Age Continuum: You will develop a critical understanding of the issues of vulnerability and how the nature of vulnerability may impact those affected, as well as offering strategies to help you make clinical decisions.

Why choose this course

For the student:
  • 100% online delivery enables you to study at your own pace and in your own time
  • Ability to develop critical thinking and critical decision-making skills
  • Improved job satisfaction
For the employer:
  • Increase clinical competence of workforce
  • Deliver evidence-based practice
  • Increase commitment to defining and delivering quality care

How will this course be taught

The course is delivered wholly online by e-learning methods. You will also be directed to learning and web resources and additional reading, and will have access to online research databases.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be a registered paramedic/nurse with one of:

  • Paramedic Studies FdSci;
  • Paramedic Science FdSci;
  • Paramedic Science DipHE;
  • Dip HE Nursing DipHE.

or equivalent.

Assessment

Depending upon which module is being studied, some assessment may be via an online examination, whilst other modules require an electronic essay to be submitted via Turnitin before a specified deadline.

On completion

This course will enable paramedics and other emergency clinicians to top up their existing FdSc/DipHe Paramedic Science/Nursing awards in preparation for existing and emerging roles within pre-hospital emergency care.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

This course will enable paramedics and other emergency clinicians to top up their existing FdSc/DipHe Paramedic Science/Nursing awards in preparation for existing and emerging roles within pre-hospital emergency care.

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