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Evidence Based Practice for Paramedics

This module aims to enable students to effectively critique literature and discuss how practice can be developed with an enhanced evidence base.

The module is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of the research process and how it impacts upon paramedic practice. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be explored to examine how practice is based upon and can be improved with evidence. The theme of unscheduled, emergency out of hospital contact will be used to offer perspective from a range of different research theories.


Learning outcomes:  

  • Formulate systematic search strategies to identify relevant literature
  • Critically appraise research evidence
  • Discuss the relationship between research and paramedic practice
  • Critically discuss the need for further research in paramedic practice
  • Synthesise a research question based upon existing literature
  • Demonstrate an ability to make recommendations for change in paramedic practice based upon existing literature

Who is the module for:  

Students should be registered paramedics with experience of working in the emergency, out of hospital care setting.

Module code:   PS607Y


Entry criteria:  

Number of credits and level of study:   30 credits at level 6.

Assessment:   Systematic Review

Location:   St George's, University of London

Pattern of Delivery:   3 face-to-face sessions over 10 weeks


Module dates*

  • 5 sessions
  • Tuesday 8 January 2019
  • Tuesday 15 January 2019
  • Tuesday 22 January 2019
  • Tuesday 29 January 2019
  • Tuesday 5 February 2019

*Dates may change

Fee:   £1657

Module leader:   Samantha Laws (primary)

Evidence Based Practice for Paramedics