Principles of Pre Hospital Trauma and Management (Online)
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11 weeks




CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


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The aim of this module is to provide registered paramedics and other emergency care providers with the opportunity to gain valuable knowledge within the field of pre-hospital traumatic pathophysiology. It will also encourage students to evaluate the evidence-base underpinning contemporary approaches to assessment and emergency treatment.

Course detail

This module will be delivered entirely online with no requirements for students to obtain release from practice to attend lectures, which will allow for flexible student engagement. It provides students with the opportunity to:

  • Gain valuable and up-to-date knowledge within the field of pre-hospital trauma management.
  • Enhance their knowledge within the practice of emergency care, which could expand their range of employment opportunities.

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:

  • Understand the pathophysiology of pre-hospital traumatic injury.
  • Note the principles of patient assessment in relation to trauma.
  • Assess the efficacy of current guidelines and recommendations in relation to the management of pre-hospital trauma.
  • Understand the professional, ethical and legal responsibilities of the pre-hospital emergency care provider.

How will this course be taught

This module will be delivered entirely online, during the Summer term, through a combination of directed and self-directed activity, including interactive lectures, discussion boards, ‘live’ conferences and e-books/journals. As this module will be taught online you will need to ensure that your computer facilities have the necessary system requirements to enable access to the course materials. If you are unsure please contact us to check before booking the module.

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. 

For further information please contact the Disabilities Officer on 024 7688 8029 or email

Guided student activity – 60 hours

Self-guided student activity – 140 hours

Total activity – 200 hours

Entry requirements

  • Registered healthcare practitioners (Nursing and Midwifery Council/Health Professions Council).
  • Currently working within an emergency care environment.
  • Ability to study at level 3.
  • Students must be registered on the BSc (Hons)/BSc Pre-hospital Emergency Care course.


  • 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 trauma and management.