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Resuscitation Theory for Paramedics

This module is designed to allow students to explore a range of topics relating to the theory of resuscitation of patients with acute, life-threatening presentations in the emergency, out of hospital setting. It will cover the presentation, underpinning pathophysiology, aetiology, epidemiology and management of those conditions. It is designed to offer the opportunity to explore the theory which underpins clinical paramedic management.


Learning outcomes:  

  • Critically discuss the epidemiology and aetiology of a range of diseases and how they relate to paramedic practice
  • Exercise clinical governance and critical reflection of critically unwell patients through case presentation and discussion
  • Critically discuss the anatomy, physiology and related pathophysiology of a range of diseases and how they relate to paramedic practice
  • Gather and evaluate a range of assessment findings in order to recognise the peri-arrest patient
  • Formulate and discuss an appropriate evidence based management plan based upon assessment findings
  • Evaluate the research underpinning the paramedic management of peri-arrest patients

Who is the module for:  

Registered paramedics with experience of working in the emergency, out of hospital care setting.

Module code:   PS603Y


Entry criteria:  

Number of credits and level of study:   30 credits at level 6. The course is also offered as a undergraduate (level 5) award.

Assessment:   Situational judgement test and learning portfolio

Location:   St George's, University of London

Pattern of Delivery:   6 face-to-face sessions over 10 weeks


Module dates*

  • 6 sessions
  • Tuesday 19 June 2018
  • Tuesday 26 June 2018
  • Wednesday 4 July 2018
  • Wednesday 11 July 2018
  • Wednesday 18 July 2018
  • Wednesday 15 August 2018
  • 6 sessions
  • Wednesday 14 November 2018
  • Tuesday 20 November 2018
  • Tuesday 27 November 2018
  • Tuesday 4 December 2018
  • Tuesday 11 December 2018
  • Tuesday 22 January 2019

*Dates may change

Fee:   £1657

Module leader:  

Resuscitation Theory for Paramedics